STAFF

JAYME KOSZYN

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

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

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.

ADRIANA VIRGILI

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

ASSOCIATE

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

ANNA CLINE

ASSOCIATE

Anna Cline’s fundraising and development career includes being the Corporate and Foundations Giving Officer at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and, prior to that, she led fundraising efforts as Development Manager at the College Art Association (CAA) and worked in Development and Special Events at Performa. Anna has also held positions at Meredith Palmer Gallery, Kasmin Gallery, and Art in America. Ms. Cline has a B.A. in Art History with a minor in Studio Arts from Trinity College. She has held internship positions at the Whitney Museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum, and the Capitoline Museums in Rome.

RAFAEL WEIL

DESIGNER

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.

Koszyn & Company Interns—Summer 2022

Client service is the core of what we do at Koszyn & Company. And the finest, most experienced, and talented staff leads the charge, and is instrumental in training professionals growing into their careers.  Education and training that leads towards professional development supports that work. 

Since its inception, Koszyn & Company has always compensated its interns, who have all gone onto remarkable careers. Many of the intern cohorts have stayed on at the firm, at times moving up to full-time positions following their years-long training. 

ANABEL MARTINEZ

Anabel Martinez is a rising senior at the University of Notre Dame where she is pursuing majors in Economics and Spanish with a minor in Studio Art focused on sculpture. At Notre Dame, Anabel is the COO of a student run non-profit, JIFFI, which focuses on economic development in the South Bend area. She is also doing research in the Economics department on analyzing the effects of social media on mothers’ perception of their parenting, and the economic effects of discrimination. 

 

SANDRA DAI
Sandra Dai is an MA candidate in the Master’s Program of Social Sciences at University of Chicago, where she focuses on Economic Sociology and Marketing. Sandra has previously worked at Good Shepherd Macau, providing policy insights to foster care service and assisting with event planning. Sandra was born and raised in China and has studied in Macau, Hong Kong, Boston, and Chicago.

NOELLE CHUNG
Noelle Chung is a rising sophomore at Harvard College. She plans on concentrating in Chemical and Physical Biology with a secondary focus in Computer Science and a citation in Spanish and is a research assistant in a structural biology lab. Noelle is also a head of the News Department for Harvard Radio Broadcasting WHRB 95.3 FM and a staff writer for the Harvard Crimson Arts Board.

ISABELLE NIMICK
Isabelle Nimick recently graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in History & the Practice of Diplomacy. While at Princeton, she pursued her passion for social impact as a leader in volunteer work, a peer advisor, and a researcher. Isabelle has conducted research to understand how immigration processes and healthcare institutions impact foreign-born people’s Sexual and Reproductive Health outcomes. 

JAMES CHEN
James Chen is a rising sophomore at Harvard College intending to study math and computer science with a secondary in economics. He works as a research assistant for Professor Daniel Carpenter studying how banks influence financial regulation. James is a member of the Harvard Fencing Team where he finished 3rd at the 2022 NCAA national championships.

EVAN MYERS
Evan Myers is a rising Junior at Northwestern University where he is studying Political Science and History with a certificate in Integrated Marketing. As a team lead for the nationally recognized Student’s Consulting for Nonprofits, Evan has worked with numerous non-profits in the greater Chicago area mainly helping to improve their internal business practices. Evan is also a member of the fundraising committee for Northwestern’s Undergraduate Prison Education Program and a fellow in the Brady Scholars Program.

 

COVID Era Koszyn & Company Interns

 

In May 2020, we received over 250 applications for one summer opening; in March 2021, nearly 300. So we hired twelve interns over two years during the “Covid Era.” Meet this extraordinary group from the summers of 2020-2021 of undergraduate, graduate students, and post graduates, all who are moving into their full careers having learned how to do “more good better” during this extraordinary period in history.


Evan Aanerud, University of Minnesota Morris, currently at Carnegie Mellon

Isabella Beroutsos, Harvard University 

Andrew Bortey, Yale University, currently at Fordham Law School

Daniel de Castro, Harvard College
Zachary Geinzer, New York University
Gabriela Goizueta, Yale University 

Alessandra Hernández, Northwestern University
Nathan Lesser, Cornell University

Allan Lopez, Stanford University

Lily McClain, Northwestern University (now Koszyn & Company Associate)

Jas Ogiste, Oberlin College 

Ashley Zeng, Cornell University