Board of Directors

SGRShannon Greene Robb
Founder and Executive Director
sgr@arranmorearts.org

As a graduate from The Chicago Academy for the Arts, Shannon’s aspirations to become the next female version of Elton John (which she’ll totally deny) led her to Berklee College of Music in Boston, to pursue a major in Piano Performance.  As fate would have it, a year of banging her hands too hard on the keys left her unable to play piano for three years, and it was at that point in her career when she began to play with everything else.   After earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from DePaul University, Shannon found freedom outside her classical training through Columbia College Chicago‘s Masters program in Interdisciplinary Arts.   There, Shannon’s passion for all artistic media flew to new heights as she collaborated with other artists throughout Chicago to create work that defied the traditional constraints and labels of “art” through performance, composition and installation, and in turn inspired her to continually push the boundaries of what is possible.

Shannon’s work has been featured in multi-media installations and performances at Chicago area venues including Woman Made Gallery, Glass Curtain Gallery, Links Hall and Ruth Page Center for Dance. She was the first alumna to be named Chair of the Music Department at The Chicago Academy for the Arts and has worked as Musical Director for various theatre companies and schools throughout Chicagoland since 1990. Shannon is currently working on an album which will be out Spring of 2015 with Artistic Director, Lara Filip and their band “Birdie Wing.” She is also serving on the board of ARTSpeaks.

Today, ArranmoreArts is Shannon’s pinnacle: a place where “what if?” is a constant state of mind and art ingenuity is the blood that pulses through every vein of the organization, dedicated to the constant evolution and innovation.   It’s true, Shannon has always been a rocker, and at ArranmoreArts, she won’t stop until your socks are rocked right off.

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Rachelle Stoller
Chair of the Board

Rachelle is an experienced professional with a background in corporate, non-profit and entrepreneurial settings. Since 1995, she have been working with industry leaders in healthcare, technology and manufacturing to craft internal and external business and marketing communications.

Her work has appeared in Chicago Magazine, Chicago Baby Magazine, Naperville Magazine, Make It Better (formerly North Shore Magazine), TribLocal, Ledger Sentinel, Positively Naperville, Patch.com and on Castle Connolly.com, the leading on-line resource for recognizing top hospitals and physicians. Rachelle’s background in project management translates into an intense commitment to meeting or beating timelines within budget constraints.

Specialties: Writing for print, web, social and multimedia (including video scripts and ghostblogging), press releases, business documents, annual reports. Networking, Project Management.

Directors

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Dave Krahn

David is a lifelong resident of Oswego and currently is the Executive Director for House Republican Leader Tom Cross and the House Republican Organization. His community involvement includes serving as an Oswego Village Board Trustee, Chairman and Founder of the Oswego Economic Development Corporation, Chairman of the Oswego Heritage YMCA, Chairman of the Oswego Visitors Bureau, the Oswegoland Park District Foundation and the Oswego Education Foundation.
In addition, he has been the past youth director at Good Shepherd Church, a volunteer fireman in Oswego, volunteered for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, served on the Oswego Chamber Board and is an active PrairieFest volunteer.a David resides in Oswego with his wife Peggy who works for the Oswegoland Park District. He has two daughters, Lisa and Heather, and seven wonderful grandchildren.

BobSBob Slaby

Bob Slaby has directed global start-up, expansion and turn-around initiatives at Citigroup, HSBC and Hewlett-Packard Company for the past twenty years. He has extensive experience in organization design and implementation, process re-engineering, and process automation. Currently, Bob is Senior Director for Global Sales Compensation Strategy, Planning and Quality at HP. He holds a Bachelors Degree in International Relations and Economics from the University of California at Davis, an International MBA from the University of South Carolina, and the Diplome de Francais des Affaires from the Paris Chamber of Commerce. He lives in Naperville with his wife and two children.

 

CammyCCammy Corso, Treasurer

Principal at DIGIOVINE HNILO JORDAN + JOHNSON LTD. CPA, CFP, CDFA

 

 

 

 

TerrySTerry Sullivan

Terry Sullivan has extensive global experience in leadership positions in consultation, sales, program and change management, training, and facilitation. Currently, he is the managing partner for TPK Consulting. He has shown a passion and proven ability to plan, organize and execute business strategies working with teams in over 40 countries. He earned an Executive MBA from the University of Illinois in 2007.

Terry is also a Director on the Board of the Indian Prairie Education Foundation and has led medical mission trips for his church in the village of Duchity, Haiti. He lives in Aurora with his wife Patrice and has a grown daughter and son both currently reside in Chicago.

MichelleMMichelle Harvey Meyers
Secretary

A commercially focused, results-driven, self-motivated, and resourceful, web development and creative production manager.

With a background in design and web development, I have acquired in-depth creative and technical knowledge specializing in e-commerce and non-profit projects. In a production and project management capacity I have experience managing creative and front-end development projects through their full lifecycle; ensuring that brief requirements and deadlines are met; and communicating with project stakeholders at all levels of the business. I have a hands-on and proactive approach with a natural enthusiasm for clean design, customer journey experience, and the latest digital media and marketing channels. My methodical and accommodating nature allows me to work efficiently in any situation, meet tight deadlines, and react quickly to last-minute coding updates.

JasonAJason Altenburn

Have been raised in a musical family, Jason’s exposure to the arts started early. But it was clinching first place in a local talent competition that officially hooked him. His musical interests expanded from playing instruments to musical direction and composition. Today, Jason serves as the worship leader, lead vocalist and pianist at Wheatland Salem Church. His daughters have now caught the “bug” and are developing their own love of music.

Jason supports ArranmoreArts to continue the legacy of his family’s love of music and because he believes and appreciation for the arts arts shapes children’s character and gives them an academic advantage.

Professionally, Jason is the Community Relations Coordinator for Indian Prairie School District #204, comprised of 33 schools and more than 29,000 children/youth. He is a master at community outreach and organization, serves as administrative liaison to Indian Prairie Educational Foundation, directs the business partnership campaign and collaborates with volunteer, parent organizations affiliated with district.

 

DaveSDavid Silverman

Since he bought his first 45 record in 1962 (Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett), Dave has been a fan of music. When you come to one of our CabCab concerts, you’ll see him there with his buddy and fellow Board member, Dave Krahn. Tiki torches lit, table set, wine poured, ready for the night to start.

Dave supports ArranmoreArts because it takes him back to his first concert, his first record, his love of music.

A founding member of Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC, David is a graduate of Lewis University and The John Marshall Law School, where he graduated with high distinction. David is a frequent presenter regarding many issues involving local government and land use issues and he has recently co-authored a chapter on Tax Increment Financing for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. David is a member of the Illinois State and Will County Bar Associations, Local Government Law Section Council, as well as the Illinois Tax Increment Finance Association.

LeahRLeah Rippe

Publisher at Naperville Magazine

LaraFLara Filip
Artistic Director

Artistic Director, Lara Filip is a 20-year veteran musical actress of the Chicago-area stage, as well as a classically trained vocalist. Her theater credits extend throughout the Chicagoland area including, most recently, her role as Narrator in highly lauded production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Paramount Theatre. After attending The Chicago Academy for the Arts, Filip joined several touring companies, performing across the United States. Her passion for performing is equally matched by a commitment to arts education for all ages, especially children. Filip is the founder, primary playwrite and artistic director for Bookworm Adventures, a touring children’s theatre.