PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER
Jayme Koszyn oversees all activities of Koszyn & Company. She was a senior executive at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), designing, fundraising for, and leading its first Department of Education and Humanities. With Koszyn & Company, and leading her specialized staff of writers, researchers, and strategists, Ms. Koszyn has built institutions and businesses in New York City, nationally and internationally. Prior to her work at BAM, she was a stage director, dramaturg, and writer for nearly two decades working in regional theaters and universities, including the Huntington Theatre Company and Arena Stage, among many others. Her writings include "The Dramaturg and the Irrational” in Dramaturgy in American Theater (Harcourt Brace), the seminal curriculum textbook on dramaturgy. Ms. Koszyn served on the faculties of Boston University and Boston College, and has spoken on panels and led seminars on fundraising around the world, including China, Japan, and Europe. Ms. Koszyn graduated from New York City public schools, Princeton University magna cum laude, received an MFA from the School of the Arts at Columbia University in 2018, was a Telluride Scholar at Cornell University, and holds a specialization certificate from the negotiation training at Harvard. Ms. Koszyn is the recipient of the “Award for Services to our Youth” from the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and was nominated as “Best Entrepreneur in New York City,” and her company for “Best Small Business” by Crain’s New York Business. Ms. Koszyn is the co-author with Philip Lopate and John Rockwell of BAM: The Complete Works, which received the Special Jury Prize from the Theater Library Association. For four years in a row (2018-2021), Ms. Koszyn was honored with the “Notable Woman in Consulting Award” from Crain’s and was one of the “Notable Woman Business Owner Award” winners in 2021.
Dan Zanella joined Koszyn & Company in 2006. During his more than two decades working in development, Mr. Zanella had a senior position with the Easter Seal organization, then served as Director of Development at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra before becoming the Chief Development Officer at American Ballet Theatre. Mr. Zanella has managed programs raising a total of more than $80 million for these organizations. During Mr. Zanella’s eight-year tenure at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, annual contributed income doubled while the organization’s endowment saw a six-fold increase. He was also instrumental in successfully transitioning the Orchestra into its new home at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. At American Ballet Theatre, Mr. Zanella was a member of the senior management and was directly responsible for an annual development goal of more than $13 million as well as significant Board development responsibilities. Mr. Zanella graduated from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music with a double major in Music Performance and Management.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND CLIENT RELATIONS
Adriana Virgili has been working with Koszyn & Company since 2019. As Director of Operations and Client Relations, she oversees the Company’s operations and systems, leads the research team, and other initiatives. She joined the Company upon graduating from New York University with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy and minors in German and Psychology. During college, she interned and gave tours at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, and was a member of the NYU Women’s Choir. Ms. Virgili attended Phillips Academy Andover. She has worked with the Sorolla Museum, the Prado Museum, Suhrkamp Verlag, and the Cervantes Institute and is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Italian with working German proficiency.
Lily McClain joined Koszyn & Company in 2020. She received her B.S. in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Optimization from Northwestern University in 2022. During college, she worked for her university as a Peer Advisor for three years and wrote for various campus publications; Lily was also an Event Specialist Intern at Eye to Eye National.
Rafael Weil began working with Koszyn & Company in 2006, when he refined and upgraded the company’s visual identity. Since then, Mr. Weil has designed numerous marketing pieces, including brochures, invitations, case statements, and presentations for many of Koszyn & Company’s clients. Working with Koszyn & Company, Mr. Weil designed the logo for National Foundation for Advancement for the Arts and collaborated with the World Federation of United Nations Associations to design their Global Citizen Campaign brochure. Mr. Weil was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Yale University. Following his studies at Yale, Mr. Weil served as Director of Design at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where he implemented a new visual identity across the entire organization. Mr. Weil is fluent in Spanish, English and French.