Stacie Frank Named Vice President and CFO of the Chicago Symphony
In her new role, Frank will serve as a member of the CSOA senior management team and also as Assistant Treasurer, an officer of the CSOA board. She will lead the strategic and tactical management of the general areas of finance, investments and information technology. Frank's responsibilities will include accounting, finance, forecasting and expense planning, financing of capital improvements, new business analysis, and pension, bond and endowment management.
In announcing Frank's appointment, Alexander said, "Stacie is an extremely well-respected member of the finance community in Chicago, and she will bring a wealth of experience to the position. I am pleased to welcome Stacie to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association and look forward to working with her."
"It is such an honor for me to be joining a cultural organization with such a distinguished artistic legacy as the CSOA, says Frank. "I look forward to drawing upon my experience in the financial industry to contribute to conversations that are focused on maintaining a strong financial future for this institution."
Frank joins the CSOA after 14 years with Exelon Corp., where she most recently served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. She started at Exelon in 2002 as a Senior Financial Analyst, was promoted to Director of Finance and Corporate Treasury, then to Director of Revenue Policy for Commonwealth Edison and Vice President of Investor Relations.
Frank earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and finance from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 2014, Frank was named to the annual listing of "40 Under 40" in Crain's Chicago Business. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Children's Museum.
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Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. Since 2010, the preeminent conductor Riccardo Muti has served as its 10th music director. Yo-Yo Ma is the CSO's Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant, and Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek are its Mead Composers-in-Residence.
From baroque through contemporary music, the CSO commands a vast repertoire. Its renowned musicians annually perform more than 150 concerts, most at Symphony Center in Chicago and, each summer, at the suburban Ravinia Festival. They regularly tour nationally and internationally. Since 1892, the CSO has made 60 international tours, performing in 29 countries on five continents.
People around the globe listen to weekly radio broadcasts of CSO concerts and recordings on the WFMT radio network and online at cso.org/radio . Recordings by the CSO have earned 62 Grammy Awards, including two in 2011 for Muti's recording with the CSO and Chorus of Verdi's Messa da Requiem (Muti's first of seven releases with the CSO to date). Find details on these and many other CSO recordings at www.cso.org/resound.
The CSO is part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, which also includes the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Duain Wolfe, Director and Conductor) and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, a training ensemble for emerging professionals. Through its prestigious Symphony Center Presents series, the CSOA presents guest artists and ensembles from a variety of genres-classical, jazz, world, and contemporary.
The Negaunee Music Institute at the CSO offers community and education programs that annually engage more than 200,000 people of diverse ages and backgrounds. Through the Institute and other activities, including a free annual concert led by Muti, the CSO is committed to using the power of music to create connections and build community.
The CSO is supported by thousands of patrons, volunteers and institutional and individual donors. The CSO's music director position is endowed in perpetuity by a generous gift from the Zell Family Foundation. The Negaunee Foundation provides generous support in perpetuity for the work of the Negaunee Music Institute.