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
Peggy Papaioannou, Director, Finance
Marilyn Salazar, Director, Human Resources
James Schmitz, Director, Park Operations, Facilities & Grounds
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 of Data, Research and DEI Initiative
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
Luciana Bonifazi, Manager, Donor Relations and Operations
Sue Schory, Manager, Corporate Relations
Sara Swain, Manager, Foundation & Government Relations
Calvin Tindall, Manager, Major Gifts
Morgan Ulyat, Manager, Women’s Board & Ravinia Associates Operations
Heath Warren, Manager, Annual Fund Campaign
Tim Jans, Coordinator, Donor Records
Julie Morrone, Project Manager


Sue Pateras, Associate Director
Betsy Jung, Staff Accountant
Michelle Bringham, Coordinator, Accounting

Information Technology

Eric Wettstein, Software Developer
Josh Kohn, Technical Support Specialist
Connor Barker, Software Developer


Artistic Administration and Production

Hinano Ishii, Artistic Producer
Denise Burghardt, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Lynda Maram, Receptionist and Administrative Assistant
David Padula, Production Manager
Heather Haigh, Production Operations Manager
Bianca Broniec, Production Coordinator
Samantha Bittle, Production Coordinator, Classical
Megan Rudd, Assistant Production Manager
Jeff Jauch, Asst. Production Coordinator
Elaine Omori, Asst. Production Coordinator

Facilities, Park, Grounds, and Security

David Fermaint, Manager, Emergency Operations
Mark Pearlman, Manager, Ravinia Music Box Operations
Larry Meyer, Facilities 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
Gerardo Leyva, Grounds Crew
Maggie Martinez, Housekeeper

Stage Technicians

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

Ravinia Steans Music Institute (RSMI)

Billy Childs, Co-Program Director, Jazz
Rufus Reid, Co-Program Director, Jazz
Steve Wilson, 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
Alex Rodriguez, Site Manager, Sistema Ravinia Austin
Kelly Suthers, Site Manager, Ravinia Lawndale Programs
Jo Ann Flores-Deter, Assistant Site Manager, Sistema Ravinia Lake Country
Haley Smith, Assistant Site Manager, Ravinia Lawndale Programs
Claudia Ferme, Site Coordinator, Sistema Ravinia Lake County
Lenora Green, Site Coordinator, Ravinia Lawndale Programs

Ticket Operations

Duncan Moss, Associate Director
Daniel Sawyers, Manager
Sue Ferdon, Senior Supervisor, Box Office
Brandon Mundschenk, Senior Supervisor, Box Office
Carrie Pollard, 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


Arts, Etc. PR, Public Relations
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)