Ravinia Festival Administration

Ramsey Lewis, Artistic Director, Jazz at Ravinia
Welz Kauffman, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Operations: Stage, Facilities, Security & Transporation

Erik Soderstrom, Artistic Producer, Operations and Budgets
Stephen R. Smoot, Artistic Producer
Kay Grabos, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO & Manager of Trustee Information Services
Madison Cottingham, Artist Services Manager
Macaulay Thomas, Reception, Administrative Assistant
Laura Skolnik, Production Manager
Heather Haigh, Production Coordinator
Christine Wagner, Production Coordinator
James Beringer, Assistant to the Production Manager
Megan Wheeler, Production Administrator
Elise Hausken, Assistant Production Coordinator


Nick Pullia, Director
Russell Jenkins, Senior Associate Director, Advertising and Creative
Trish Dolan, Associate Director, Retail
Pedro de Jesus, Manager, Press and Social Media
Patrick Gipson, Manager, Video and Photography
Nick Panfil, Manager, Publications
David Rodriguez, Manager, Interactive Communications
Alexandra Pikeas, Graphic Designer
Allie Brightwell, Communications Coordinator 


Perkins Coie, Attorneys
Lois Cohn, National Press Representative
Plante Moran, Auditors
Cambridge Associates, Investments
Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Digital Strategies
Maria Gac, Guest Services
Penny Tyler, Coordinator, Jazz at Ravinia
The Medical Program for Performing Artists of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago *
Volunteer Physicians of Highland Park Hospital *
* Pro Bono


Greg Walters, Director
Stephanie Borash, Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Dylan Commeret, Associate Director, Programs and Operations
Mercedes Rohlfs, Associate Director, Major Gifts
Deanna Braun, Manager, Annual Fund Campaign
Lisa Connolly, Manager, Major Gifts 
Heather Nash, Manager, Foundation and Government Relations
Mark Pearlman, Manager, Associates Board Operations
Marie Roth, Manager, Women’s Board Operations
Melissa Beringer, Coordinator, Donor Services
Jennifer Loiacono, Coordinator, Donor Records


James Schmitz, Director, Park Operations, Facilities and Grounds
Larry Meyer, Facilities Manager
Jim Ryan, Assistant Facilities Manager
Maria Gomez, Housekeeping Supervisor
Jorge Cisneros, Grounds Manager
Joel Vergara, Grounds Foreman
Anthony Bilbao, Maintenance Technician
Cory Johnston, Maintenance Technician


Shari Massey, Director
Sue Pateras, Associate Director
Kendra Stevens, Payroll and Benefits Manager
Kevin Fishbein, Staff Accountant
Michelle Bringham, Accounting Coordinator

Group Events and Dining Services

Mindy Moore, Director
Jamie Mangiameli, Group Events Coordinator

Human Resources

Leslie Muir, Director

Information Technology

Jamie Laing, Director
Kurt McClintock, Network & Database Administration
Preston Carter, Systems Administrator

REACH*TEACH*PLAY Education Programs

Christine Taylor, Director
Luciano Pedota, Program Manager
Madelyn Tan-Cohen, Program Manager
Isaac Sinnett, Program Manager
Kathleen Lewis, Coordinator

Ravinia's Steans Music Institute (RSMI)

Anthony Roberts, Director
David Baker, Program Director, Jazz
Miriam Fried, Program Director, Piano and Strings
Kevin Murphy, Program Director, Singers

Ticket Operations

Angus Watson, Director
Jennifer Butler, Associate Director
Duncan Moss, Manager
Carrie Pollard, Box Office Supervisor


Mike Robinson, Technical Director
Sam Amodeo, Jr., Master Sound Technician
Norman Krueger, Front of House Engineer
William Grzejka, Master Electrician
Craig Carlson, Technical Advisor
Mike Lorentz, Video Director

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