Niesa Patton has been promoted to Marketing and Special Events Manager at the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO). Ms. Patton has worked at the ESO for four years and previously held the positions of Marketing Assistant, and Development and Special Events Coordinator. Before coming to the ESO, Ms. Patton was the Membership Services Associate at the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Springfield, IL. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Illinois Springfield.
In her role at ESO, Ms. Patton oversees the volunteer usher program, assists the Director of Marketing with major marketing campaigns, and manages special events including donor receptions, fundraisers, and the annual Business Networking event. For more information about the ESO’s many programs in the community and to learn how to donate, visit ElginSymphony.Org.
Diane Handler, ESO Director of Marketing, commented on Ms. Patton’s promotion: “Niesa Patton has been a valued employee for four years and has proven to be smart, efficient and dedicated to her work. I’m looking forward to her assistance and her creative ideas in her role as Marketing & Special Events Manager, as we develop and implement the organization’s marketing and sales goals.”
Now at the end of its 66th season, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) offers programming unmatched for an entertaining, informative and relaxing cultural experience. The ESO has won Illinois Professional Orchestra of the Year an unprecedented four times – in 1988, 1999, 2005 and 2016, and Music Director Andrew Grams was named the 2015 Illinois Conductor of the Year. The ESO is a world-class orchestra providing quality musical explorations that are entertaining, hassle-free and conveniently located close to home in the western suburbs. For more information, see ElginSymphony.Org.