Harris Theater Board & Staff

Board of Trustees


James L. Alexander, Chairman
John W. Ballantine
Lee Blackwell Baur
Paul S. Boulis
Sunny Chico
Elizabeth Hartigan Connelly, Vice Chair
Peter M. Ellis, Secretary
Louise Frank
Jay Franke
Sandra P. Guthman, Past Chairman
Caryn Harris, Vice Chair
Joan W. Harris, Past Chairman
Christine N. Evans Kelly
Deborah A. Korompilas
Merrillyn J. Kosier
Mac MacLellan
P Douglas McKeen
Zarin Mehta
Judith Neisser
Alexandra C. Nichols, Executive Vice Chair and Chair Elect
Kenneth R. Norgan
Abby McCormick O’Neil, Past Chairman
Jason Palmquist, Ex-Officio
Ricardo T. Rosenkranz
William Ruffin, Ex-Officio
Patrick Sheahan
David Snyder, Treasurer
Jeffrey D. Steele
Mary Kay Sullivan
Michael Tiknis, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols President and Managing Director Endowed Chair
Marilyn Fatt Vitale
Elliot Weissbluth
Dori Wilson
Maria Zec

Life Trustees

Peter M. Ascoli
Cameron S. Avery
Marshall Field V
James J. Glasser
Sarah Solotaroff Mirkin
Harrison I. Steans
Robin S. Tryloff

Executive Staff

Michael Tiknis, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols President and Managing Director Endowed Chair 
Cheryl Mendelson, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, External Affairs
Steve Abrams, Executive Vice President and General Manager
Laura Hanssel, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Lori Dimun, Director of Operations and Production
Mary Jo Rudney, Director of Finance
Emily Macaluso, Operations Coordinator
Dawn Wilson, Technical Coordinator
Meghan McNamara, Manager of Community Engagement and Partnerships
Jake Anderson, Assistant to the President and Managing Director
Derek Raridon, Staff Accountant


Andy Principe, Master Carpenter
Jeff Rollinson, House Flyman
Jeffrey Kolack, Property Master
Don Dome Jr., House Audio Engineer
Kevin Sullivan, Master Electrician


Jodi Kurtze, Director of Campaign and Major Gifts
Amanda Lawson, Director of Annual Giving
Catherine Miller, Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Elizabeth Halajian, Campaign and Major Gifts Coordinator
Emma Palermo, Development Assistant


Kelly Degenhart, Director of Sales and Marketing
Elizabeth Ress, Sales and Marketing Manager

Ticketing Services

Gregg Brody, Box Office Treasurer


Doug Gorzycki, Facilities Engineer
Damion Baskin, Facilities Staff
Herbert Carter, Facilities Staff
Samuel Felton, Facilities Staff
Shawn Robinson, Facilities Staff
Lashawn Whitehead, Facilities Staff

Front of House

Jamelle Robinson, Concessions Manager
Phil Loconsole, Security Manager
Hillary Pearson, House Manager
Melaney Reed, Saints Coordinator
The Saints, Volunteer Usher Corps

Follow and Save

SIGN UP to receive weekly updates on events and insider ticket deals.

Season Sponsor and Official Airline of the Harris Theater

See all
Season Sponsor and Official Airline of the Harris Theater