Harris Theater Board & Staff

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Board of Trustees


Alexandra C. Nichols, Chairman
Peter M. Ellis, Vice Chair                 
Elizabeth Hartigan Connelly, Vice Chair
Ricardo T. Rosenkranz, MD, Vice Chair
Mary Kay Sullivan, Vice Chair
David Snyder, Treasurer        
Marilyn Fatt Vitale, Secretary    
Caryn Harris, Executive Committee, Member at Large
Michael Tiknis, Alexander C. and John D. Nicholas President and Managing Director Endowed Chair


James L. Alexander, Past Chairman
John W. Ballantine 
Lee Blackwell Baur 
Paul S. Boulis 
Peter M. Ellis, Vice Chair          
Marilyn Fatt Vitale, Secretary      
Louise Frank 
Jay Franke 
Robert J. Gauch, Jr.
Sandra P. Guthman, Past Chairman
Caryn Harris, Executive Committee, Member at Large
Joan W. Harris, Past Chairman   
Elizabeth Hartigan Connelly, Vice Chair    
Christine N. Evans Kelly 
Deborah A. Korompilas 
Merrillyn J. Kosier
Mac MacLellan 
Zarin Mehta  
Judith Neisser 
Alexandra C. Nichols, Chairman
Kenneth R. Norgan 
Abby McCormick O’Neil, Past Chairman 
Jason Palmquist, Ex-Officio 
Ricardo T. Rosenkranz, Vice Chair   
William Ruffin, Ex-Officio
Patrick M. Sheahan
John Q Smith 
David Snyder, Treasurer        
Jeffrey D. Steele 
Mary Kay Sullivan, Vice Chair
Michael Tiknis, Ex-Officio 
Marilyn Fatt Vitale, Secretary
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
Laura Hanssel, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Administration


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


Jeffrey Rollinson, Master Carpenter
Anthony Montuori, House Flyman
Jeffrey Kolack, Property Master
Don Dome Jr., House Audio Engineer
Kevin Sullivan, Master Electrician


Jodi Kurtze, Vice President of Development
Amanda Lawson, Director of Annual Giving and Sponsorships
Josh Fox, Manager of Corporate & Foundation Relations
Elizabeth Halajian, Manager of Annual Giving and Special Events
Catherine Miller, Manager of Campaign Gifts and Board Relations
Samantha Shay, Development and Stewardship Assistant


Patricia Barretto, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Jamie Sherman, Manager of Public Relations and Communication
Samantha Allinson, Digital Production Designer
Mary Larkin, 
Marketing Coordinator

Ticketing Services

Gregg Brody, Box Office Treasurer

Front of House

Kay Harlow, House Manager
Jamelle Robinson, Concessions Manager
Melaney Reed, Saints Coordinator
The Saints, Volunteer Usher Corps

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