Eva Silverman, Associate Director

"I help grow and engage the Alliance's membership while overseeing events like the One State Together in the Arts conference and our annual fundraiser. Before joining the Alliance, I spent nearly 20 years supporting Chicago's arts community through collaborative programming initiatives. I am a board member of Blair Thomas & Company, a contemporary puppet theater company." Eva Silverman     |     312.855.3105 x13

Contact me about:
  • Membership opportunities
  • Fundraising events
  • The One State Together in the Arts conference

Jackie Banks-Mahlum, Membership and Development Associate

"I assist in the development, membership, and general operations of Arts Alliance Illinois. I received my B.S. from Bradley University in theatre production and business management and my M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in producing." Jackie Banks-Mahlum     |     312.855.3105 x15

Contact me about:
  • Membership opportunities
  • Donor opportunities
  • Upcoming events, including fundraisers
  • Foundation support and partnerships
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • The Arts & Education Exchange

Jonathan VanderBrug, Policy and Research Director
"In directing the Alliance's policy initiatives, I build coalitions, manage advocacy campaigns, and analyze and message the data needed to influence policy decisions at the local, state, and federal levels. I have over 15 years of diverse experience in policy and advocacy. I received my B.A. in English Literature from Calvin College and my M.N.A from North Park University's School of Business and Nonprofit Management."     |     312.855.3105 x12

Contact me about:
  • Research on the arts and culture
  • The latest policy developments
  • Advocacy opportunities and resources

Julie Griffin, Operations and HR Director
"I handle all back-office operations and HR activities at Arts Alliance Illinois. I was a freelance musician in the Chicago area for 25 years and have worked in administrative positions with the Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Elgin Symphony." Julie Griffin     |     312.855.3105 x16

Contact me about:
  • Bill or payment information
  • Publication sales
  • Internships
  • Job openings
  • The Local Arts Network
  • Other related office and staffing inquiries