Associates Council

The Associates Council is a group composed 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, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Jason Wyeth
Vice President of SalesGo Steady, LLC

For more information about joining the Grant Park Music Festival's Associates Council, please contact Emily Canham at