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

Hilary Mercer

Education and Community Engagement Manager

Michael Shelton


Ashley Ertz

Artistic Assistant

Sophia Willer

Artistic Assistant

Kate McDuffie

Community Engagement Assistant

Noel Morris

Docent Manager and Community Engagement Assistant

Nicole Tuma

Music educator

Ian Stillmunks

Music Educator

Laura Adkins

Music Library Assistant

Kim Schlechter

Festival HD Multimedia Content Producer

Finance and Administration

Hannah Lehman

Chief Financial Officer

Erin Miesner

Administrative Coordinator


Emily Canham

Chief Development Officer

Jennifer Nahn

Associate Director of Development

Aaron Gottl

Development Associate

Marketing and Patron Services

Jill Hurwitz

Chief Marketing Officer

Kari Shaffer

Patron Services Manager

Alaina Bartkowiak

Front of House Manager

Alexis Lacey

Patron Services Associate

Brandy Duncan

Front of House Supervisor and Special Events Assistant

Alexandria Jones

Patron Services Assistant

Tami Manton

Group Theater Tix Group Sales Associate

Hazel Lewis

Patron Services Volunteer

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

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