Ravinia Festival Administration

Executive Management

Jeffrey P. Haydon, President & CEO
Marin Alsop, Chief Conductor & Curator
Jennifer Butler, Director, Ticket Operations
Jamie Laing, Director, Information Technology
Leslie Muir, Director, Human Resources
Peggy Papaioannou, Director, Finance
Nick Pullia, Director, Communications
James Schmitz, Director, Park Operations, Facilities & Grounds
Molly Sender, Administrative Director, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute
Erik Soderstrom, Senior Artistic Producer
Christine Taylor Conda, Director, Reach Teach Play Education Programs
Greg Walters, Director, Development


Russell Jenkins, Senior Associate Director, Earned Revenue
Trish Dolan, Associate Director, Retail Operations
Nick Panfil, Associate Director, Editorial Content
Chris Anderson, Lead Graphic Designer
Pedro de Jesus, Manager, Client Services and Analytics
Patrick Gipson, Manager, Video and Photography
Jasminne Hernandez, Manager, Media
Michelle Ricolcol, Manager, Marketing
David Rodriguez, Manager, Interactive Communications
Kyle Dunleavy, Video Producer
CJ Jarmuth, Graphic Designer
Ann Storlie, Assistant Manager, Retail Operations


Dylan Commeret, Senior Associate Director
Stephanie Borash, Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
Lisa Connolly, Associate Director, Major Gifts
Marie Roth, Associate Director, Women’s Board & Ravinia Associates Operations
Meghan Pioli, Manager, Major Gifts
Sue Schory, Manager, Corporate Relations
Sara Swain, Manager, Foundation & Government Relations
Morgan Ulyat, Manager, Women’s Board & Ravinia Associates Operations
Heath Warren, Manager, Annual Fund Campaign
Luciana Bonifazi, Manager, Donor Relations and Operations
Tim Jans, Coordinator, Donor Records


Sue Pateras, Associate Director
Kendra Stevens, Manager, Payroll and Benefits
Betsy Jung, Staff Accountant
Michelle Bringham, Coordinator, Accounting

Information Technology

Eric Wettstein, Software Developer
Josh Kohn, Technical Support Specialist


Artistic Administration and Production

Stephen R. Smoot, Artistic Producer, Artist Immigration
Hinano Ishii, Associate Producer
Denise Burghardt, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Lynda Maram, Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

Facilities, Park, Grounds, and Security

David Fermaint, Manager, Emergency Operations
Mark Pearlman, Manager, Experience Center Operations
Larry Meyer, Facilities Manager
Brian Fenton, Facilities Administration Manager
Steve Siegel, Assistant Facilities Manager
Jorge Cisneros, Grounds Manager
Joel Vergara, Grounds Foreman
Cory Johnston, Maintenance Manager
Kim Gisborne, Maintenance Technician
Brian Vazquez, Assistant Maintenance Technician
Maria Gomez, Housekeeping Supervisor
Natividad Melchor, Housekeeper

Stage Technicians

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

Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute (RSMI)

Billy Childs, Co-Program Director, Jazz
Rufus Reid, Co-Program Director, Jazz
Miriam Fried, Program Director, Piano & Strings
Kevin Murphy, Program Director, Singers
Arielle Basile, Operations Manager

Reach Teach Play® Education Programs

Isaac Sinnett, Senior Associate Director
Luciano Pedota, Associate Director
Madelyn Tan-Cohen, Associate Director
Kathleen Lewis-Foley, Operations Manager
Arlette Dávila, Site Manager, Sistema Ravinia Lake County
Kelly Suthers, Site Manager, Sistema Ravinia Lawndale

Ticket Operations

Duncan Moss, Associate Director
Daniel Sawyers, Manager
Sue Ferdon, Senior Supervisor, Box Office
Brandon Mundschenk, Senior Supervisor, Box Office
Adrianna Rajwa, Senior Supervisor, Box Office
Caitlin Schnecke, Senior Supervisor, Box Office
Brett Wagner, Senior Supervisor, Box Office
Taylor Waldrop, Senior Supervisor, Box Office
Breanna Waugh, Senior Supervisor, Box Office


Cambridge Associates, Investments
CrossRealms, Systems Administration
Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Digital Strategies
Maria Gac, Guest Services
Perkins Coie, Attorneys
Plante Moran, Auditors
The Medical Program for Performing Artists of the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (Pro Bono)
Volunteer Physicians of Highland Park Hospital (Pro Bono)