The IVSO Board


The Board Officers:

Andrea B. Kowalski, Ottawa, President

Rex Benson, Ottawa, Vice President

Marilyn Hurley, Peru, Secretary

Peggy Etheridge, Peru, Treasurer

Pamela Butler, Arlington

Vince Gelsomino, Princeton

Helga Interrante, Oglesby

Peter Janssen, Peru

Mike Kasap, LaSalle

Laurel Maze, Peru

Michael Pecherek, LaSalle

Erin Stuedemann, Ottawa


General Manager/ Personnel

Barbara Lukancic, Spring Valley


Endowment Manager

Joseph Wolf, LaSalle


The IVSO Guild:

The Illinois Valley Symphony Guild is a nonprofit organization that supports the IVSO. The mission of the Guild is to work in harmony with other supporting agencies and to enhance awareness of and interest in the orchestra. Members provide services including receptions, ushering, flowers, and the Guild sponsors the Harp Chair with one hundred percent financial support.

Membership is open to all residents of the Illinois Valley who have an interest in the arts. To join the Guild, or for more information about membership contact any guild member or call Vicki Marshall at (815) 431-0194, or email

Guild Officers:

Nan Butler, President

Vicki Marshall, Secretary

Peg Kramer, Treasurer


Ushers: Wendy Asphahani

Flowers: Charlotte Oglesby

Receptions: Mavis Kucharz

Honorary Member:

Lupe O’Leary


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