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Rialto Square Theatre appoints development director, new lawyer

12/23/2015, 7:49 p.m. | Updated on 12/24/2015, 7:07 a.m.
The board that oversees the Rialto Square Theater has named a new development director and legal counsel.
Jack Ericksen will be the new development director in charge of fundraising for the Rialto Theater in Joliet.

Two new appointments made by the Will County Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority, the group that oversees the Rialto Theater, will take effect January 1, 2016.

Jack Ericksen will join the theatre’s administrative staff as the Director of Development and fundraising. Mr. Ericksen served Catholic Charities (Diocese of Joliet) for nearly a decade where he held the position of Senior Development Officer prior to accepting the Rialto appointment.

“Jack has a great knowledge of our community,” explained Randall Green, General Manager of the Rialto.

“I am looking forward to working with him as we chart a course that will raise funds to address the 90 year old theatre’s capital needs and support our efforts to expand our programming for the community.”

David Silverman and Jack Ericksen have been named to the Rialto Board as legal counsel and development director.

David Silverman and Jack Ericksen have been named to the Rialto Board as legal counsel and development director.

Board chairman Daniel Vera also announced in December that attorney David J. Silverman will become the next general counsel for the organization.

Mr. Silverman, who is a founding partner with the law firm Mahoney, Silverman & Cross will become only the second legal counsel for the WCMEAA. He is a graduate of Lewis University and The John Marshall Law School.

Mr. Silverman’s appointment is as a result of the retirement of Thomas E. Carey who has served as the WCMEAA’s legal counsel since the late 1970’s.

“On behalf of the board of directors I wish to thank Tom for his service to our organization for more than three decades,” commented Mr. Vera in a press release from the group.