( Chicago, IL ) The Board of Directors of the Chicago Cabaret Professionals ( CCP ) is delighted to announce the appointment of seven new Board members, who officially joined in July 2019. They are Robert Bailey, Jessica Jagielnik, Garrett Johanssen, Daniel Johnson, Karen Morby, Catherine Thomson, and Karen Willough.
"We have added very qualified individuals in their specific areas of expertise to create a diverse Board with the skills needed to help lead Chicago Cabaret Professionals into the future," stated Board President, Anne Burnell. Burnell was formerly Vice President of CCP. The new Board members bring a wealth of experience in communications and marketing, business development, education, as well as experience in the industry.
In addition to Ms. Burnell, returning Board members are Patricia Salinski ( Vice President ), Cindy Firing, Cathy Glickman, Carla Gordon, and Kevin Wood.
Long time CCP staff member Jeff Dean states, "Board members give of their time and effort, often tirelessly. I welcome the new ones and challenge them to dream big with a unified vision, and to pursue successful outcomes. Webmaster Kevin Buckstiegel concurs, "Our volunteer Board has been a vital resource for the organization. I look forward to welcoming and working with our new Board members!"
About Chicago Cabaret Professionals
The objective of the organization is to promote the art of cabaret by educating performers, presenters, the media and the public at large; to encourage the development of venues and new audiences; and to advance the establishment of professional standards for performance conditions.
—From a press release