Grant Park Orchestral Association Board of Directors

The Grant Park Orchestral Association is a 501(c)3 organization that presents the Grant Park Music Festival. Members of the Association's Board are dedicated to promoting the unique Festival experience of free, high-quality classical music in Chicago's magnificent Millennium Park.


Mr. Stephen Smith, Chair
Vice President - General Counsel, Amsted Industries

Mr. Julian Oettinger, Secretary
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Walgreens Inc. (retired)

Mr. Jerry Goldstone, Treasurer
President, BCR Enterprises, Inc. (retired)


Dr. Sam Amelio
Vice President, Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness, Exelon Corporation

Dr. Peter M. Ascoli
Adjunct Professor, Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership

Mr. Peter V. Baugher
Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Dr. Amy Boonstra
Managing Director for Programs and Outreach, University of Chicago Becker Friedman Institute

Mr. Vern Broders
Director of Finance, Oral Health America

Ms. Penny Brown
Civic and Arts Leader

Mr. Michael W. Cusick
Partner, Clarity Partners, LLC

Ms. Kate Donaldson
Principal and Owner, Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth, Inc.

Hon. Rhoda Sweeney Drucker
Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County (retired)

Ms. Renée N. Duba
Senior Vice President, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

Mr. James B. Fadim
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Conlon Public Strategies

Mr. Michael A. Feder
Managing Director, AlixPartners

Ms. Chantal E. Forster
IT Management Consultant

Mr. Paul E. Freehling
Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw

Ms. Eileen Friestad
President, CWP Management, Inc.

Mr. Adam Grais
Managing Partner, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP

Mr. Kevin Jones
CEO and Founder, Jones Software Corp.

Mr. Charles M. Kierscht (Past Chair)
Attorney; CEO, Kemper Financial Services, Inc. (retired)

Ms. Marcia E. Lazar
President, Asset Recoveries International, Ltd.

Mrs. Ginger Meyer
Civic and Arts Leader

Ms. Cynthia Mufarreh
Chief Administrative Officer, Retail Banking, BMO Harris Bank

Ms. Susan Noel
President, Robert & Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc.

Ms. Cynthia Stone Raskin
Jerome H. Stone Family Foundation

Mr. Juan Salgado (Ex-Officio)
Commissioner, Chicago Park District
President & CEO, Instituto del Progreso Latino

Mr. Brian Sedlak
Partner, Jones Day