Grant Park Music Festival Administrative Staff


Paul Winberg
President and CEO


Chris Collins
General Manager

Linda Oper
Orchestra Personnel Manager

Melissa Hilker
Chorus Personnel Manager

Jesse Bruer
Osiris Ramos
Artistic Assistants

Jordan Thomas
Score Reader

Hilary Mercer
Education and Community Engagement Manager

Kate McDuffie
Artistic/Education Assistant

Michael Shelton

Laura Adkins
Allie Chambers
Music Library Assistants

Eliza Bangert
Cover Librarian

Finance and Administration

Hannah Lehman
Chief Financial Officer

Sonya Mullings
Administrative Coordinator


Emily Canham
Chief Development Officer

Jennifer Nahn
Associate Director of Development

Tisha Grudzien
Tammy Owins
Special Events Assistants

SMART Marketing
Telefunding Partner

Marketing and Patron Services

Jill Hurwitz
Chief Marketing Officer

Alexis Lacey
Associate Director of Patron Services

Andrea Kennard
Tab Mocherman
Patron Services Associates

Hazel Lewis
Patron Services Volunteer

Noel Morris
Marketing Manager

Alaina Bartkowiak
Front of House Manager

Matt Willer
Deputy Front of House Manager

Tami Manton, Group Theater Tix
Group Sales



Dan Kobayashi

Leigh Levine
Managing Director

Ellen Willett
Production Manager

Lorianne Trephibio
Amalie Vega
Stage Managers

Skye Fort
Technical Director

Jenna Thiel
Assistant Production Manager

David Dragovich
Spencer Batho
Stage Crew

Giselle Castro
Project Inclusion Audio Supervisor

Tyia Morgan
Project Inclusion Stage Manager

Jonathan Laney
John Lisiecki
Alexander McIntire
Jessica O'Neal
Chris Willis
Jim Frazier
Sound System Technicians

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Grant Park Music Festival
205 E Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

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