grant park music festival associates council

The Associates Council is a group comprised of young professionals dedicated to promoting the Festival's commitment of music for all. Council members provide fresh perspectives to help shape the future of the Festival and reach the next generation of music lovers.


Kristina Cercone, Chair
Associate, Jones Day

Jensine Ines Madera, Membership Chair
Creative Director

Gannon O'Brien, Fundraising Chair
Assistant Property Manager, Zeller Realty Group

Francisco Martinez, Marketing Chair
Communications Officer, Robert R McCormick Foundation

Jennifer Tello, Events Chair
IT Consultant, Clarity Partners, LLC


Monica Bernardo

Account Executive, Barcodes, Inc.

Atticus Francken
Managing Director, InterOps Inc.

Bryson Hughes
Consultant, AArete

Miriam Liabo
Associate Attorney, Currie & Liabo Law

Sam Moody
Account Executive, Resolute Consulting

Vaughn Olson
Associate Attorney, Jenner & Block LLP

Skyler Silvertrust
Associate Attorney, Jenner & Block LLP

Jason Wyeth
Go Steady, LLC, Vice President of Sales

For more information about joining the Grant Park Music Festival's Associates Council, please contact Aaron Gottl at or 312.742.2729