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Hillary Pearson

Hillary Pearson

Co-Chair, Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium and Director of Operations and Access Initiatives, Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Hillary Pearson is the Director of Operations and Access Initiatives at the Harris Theater. Hillary works internally and externally to inform staff and renters on accessibility features in-house and share further resources on accessibility, maintains relevant access and inclusion training initiatives for all users of the space, and helps navigate collaboration with service providers. Hillary is also a Co-Chair of the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (CCAC) Steering Committee and has had the privilege to attend the annual Kennedy Center Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) conference for several years. Hillary has both presented and co-coordinated many CCAC Professional Development workshops geared around patron experience and customer service practices and has also co-presented a workshop centered around strategies for rental venue accessibility at the national LEAD conference in August of 2019.