Jillian M. Phillips, Executive Director

Jillian holds a BA in English from University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire and an MFA in Writing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Very active in the Chippewa Valley Arts community, she has performed as an actor and vocalist with the Chippewa Valley Theater Guild, Eau Claire Children's Theater, and the Heyde Center for the Arts, to name a few. She has also worked as the Drama Coach at Eau Claire North High School and with various other organizations in order to promote the Arts and strengthen our community. Jillian's aim is to reach across divides in order to bring artists into partnership across various genres in order to make the Arts as available and accessible to the Chippewa Valley as possible. 

James Forer, Finance Director

Jim is a performing member (viola) of the CVSO since moving to Eau Claire area in 1985, and has been active in management of Symphony since 1988. He has been the past president, treasurer, and is currently the Finance Director and Orchestra Personnel Manager for the CVSO. Jim and his wife Kathleen often assist, the Friends of the Symphony group to help promote the CVSO, and frequently bring their grandchildren (Allyson and Jaren Meyer) to concerts.
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