A life-long Chicagoan, Ralph has 35 years of experience in Special Event Production. From his early days making popcorn and setting up chairs for Jane Byrne’s Summertime Chicago, through his many years as a key contributor to Taste of Chicago, The Chicago Marathon, New Year’s Eve Celebrations, parades, street Festivals, victory celebrations and much, much more, Ralph never tires of the drama and excitement of producing live events. His greatest thrill is that magic moment when months of planning and hard work pay off as attendees pour into an event he has helped create. Ralph is extremely proud of his long history with the City of Chicago, DePaul University, The Chicago Marathon and WTTW Channel 11.
Ralph is an avid collector of outsider and folk art. He is an active board member at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. He enjoys golf, adding to his vinyl record collection and traveling the world. Ralph is a life long Cubs fan. Many, many years of frustrations were erased when he and Ravenswood had the honor of organizing the Victory Rally in celebration of the Cubs World Series Championship in 2016.