Administrative Staff

Chicago Public Library organizational chart

Brian Bannon, Commissioner & Chief Executive Officer

Brian Bannon serves as Commissioner & CEO of Chicago Public Library. Appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2012, Bannon is charged with the oversight of the $130 million urban public library system that serves more than 10 million visitors annually through a network of 80 libraries. CPL is the largest and most visited civic institution in Chicago and is among the largest urban public library systems in the world. Under his leadership, CPL has been recognized as a top U.S. urban library and has won numerous awards and accolades including the National Medal for Museum and Library Service and being named the best urban public library in the United States. Bannon is a recognized leader in the government and nonprofit sectors and known for driving growth and impact within large complex organizations. Prior to this role, Bannon held a variety of leadership positions within the San Francisco Public Library, Seattle Public Library and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He received his master of library and information science from the University of Washington Information School and is a 2017 Henry Crown Fellow.

Mary Ellen Messner, First Deputy Commissioner

Baronica Roberson, Deputy Commissioner, Administration and Finance

Andrea Telli, Deputy Commissioner, Public Services

Michelle Carnes, Division Chief, Specialized Services

Keri Cascio, Assistant Chief, Technology, Content and Innovation

Maggie Clemons, Central District Chief

Craig Davis, Director, Adult Services

Jeremy Dunn, Director, Teen Services

Mary Emmanuel, Director, Finance

Michelle Frisque, Chief, Technology, Content and Innovation

Karl Guider, Assistant Commissioner, Facility Planning and Building Operations

Maria Kellner-Ligammari, Director, Procurement

Brent Lipinski, South District Chief

Shenita Mack, Division Chief, General Information Services

Diane Marshbank, Director, Engagement and Special Projects

Elizabeth McChesney, Director, Children's Services and Family Engagement

Patrick Molloy, Director, Government and Public Affairs

Julie Morgan, Director, Staff and Organization Development

Michael Peters, Division Chief, Subject Area Services

Dana Revilla, Director, Sulzer Regional Library

Greg Rodriguez, North District Chief

Jennifer Ross, Director, Human Resources

Lynda Schoop, Director, Woodson Regional Library