Who We Are
SHANNON GREENE ROBB,
FOUNDER & artistic director
As a graduate from The Chicago Academy for the Arts, Shannon’s aspirations led her to Berklee College of Music in Boston, to pursue a major in Piano Performance. As fate would have it, a year of playing 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. Shannon recently created a large scale photo installation in downtown Naperville which is part of the global art project "Inside Out" featured in TedX Naperville. She played piano for Artistic Director, Lara Filip in Lara's self titled album "Stop Time" released in October of 2016 and was appointed by The City of Naperville as a Commissioner for Special Events Cultural Amenities (SECA), sits on the board of ARTSpeaks and is a member of the Artist-in-Residence Advisory Committee at the DuPage Children's Museum.
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.
LARA FILIP, Executive 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 "Emily Hobbs" in highly lauded production of Elf and as the Narrator in 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. Her debut album "Stop Time" was released in October of 2016.
TERRY SULLIVAN, PRESIDENT
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.
CAMMY CORSO, TREASURER
Principal at DIGIOVINE HNILO JORDAN + JOHNSON LTD. CPA, CFP, CDFA
Cammy Corso has eleven years of experience in public accounting, specializing in tax compliance, consulting and financial planning for high net worth individuals, as well as trusts and estates. She has served a variety of clients, including individuals, estates, trusts, investment partnerships, and family office groups. Cammy also has worked with her clients on financial planning, investment management, retirement planning, divorce planning, education planning, and estate planning.
Her practice is focused on incorporating tax planning, estate planning, gift planning, and financial planning to provide the best overall tax and financial answers to her clients.
HEIDI BOOTH, DIRECTOR
Five years ago Heidi Booth traded in her full-time career and long train commute into the city to be a stay-at-home mom. Desiring to still maintain a corporate presence, she joined the team of Arranmore Farm + Polo Club in 2015 as Marketing Manager and recently came on board of ArranmoreArts. Shehas enjoyed the best of both worlds ever since! In her past, she earned her M.B.A. and B.S. in Marketing from Northern Illinois University. She is married and lives locally with her husband and two adorable little girls.