Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival has announced that ADAM GRAIS has been elected chair of its board of directors, effective January 25, 2021. Grais earned a juris doctor degree from the University of Chicago and works as a tax attorney at McDonald Hopkins. Before studying law he was a professional drummer in a variety of ensembles. He continues to play in a rock band. Grais has served on the board of the Grant Park Music Festival since 2014 and is passionate about serving Chicago’s diverse communities through music. Before becoming board chair, he served as the board’s vice chair, chair of the governance committee, and chair of the education and community engagement committee.
In addition, three new board members recently joined the Grant Park Music Festival board: Jill Mueller, Tom Orlando, and Beatrice Mensah Tayui.