Board of Directors
Pam Benitez is a successful entrepreneur who has operated several regional businesses, including Advanced Business Center and Jonland Type & Design, with an emphasis on providing attentive, customized service and value. These skills, and her love of people, have been an asset to PRCO for two decades. Pam’s association with the orchestra began in 1994, the year PRCOrchestra was formed, when she began working with PRCOrchestra co-founder Nancy Muenzer in producing concert program books and other materials. Soon, she began helping Nancy with the annual Benefit Tea and Gala, and since Pam always loved classical music, the more involved she got, the more committed she became. Pam also contributes her leadership talents to local chambers of commerce and other worthy groups, in the process forging strong bonds for PRCOrchestra throughout the northwest suburban area.
Catherine Balentine Mueller
Catherine Balentine Mueller is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra.
Paul Hageman, Esq.
Paul Hageman, Esq. is the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra.
Phyllis Doyle is a retired sales and marketing agent who has held several sales and marketing positions with the latest being National Sales Manager at the Magnaflux division of Illinois Tool Works. She now stays involved in several volunteer activities. Aside from the PRCOrchestra Board, she volunteers for Holy Family Ministries and at Norwood Crossing Retirement Village. Phyllis also prides herself on being active in Edison Park Lutheran Church where she has held many leadership roles including Council President. Additionally, she runs several fundraising programs and is heavily involved in the music ministry at the Church. Phyllis lives in the Edison Park neighborhood of Chicago with her husband Jim and also spends much time enjoying being close to nature in Door County, WI.