Marissa Ford is the Associate General Manager at the Goodman Theatre where she works with the executive and artistic leadership to bring theatre to worldwide audiences. Marissa believes in the power of storytelling to engage, connect and build communities. In her time at the Goodman she developed the Goodman Accessibility Committee and managed the citywide summit on accessibility in partnership with ADA25 Chicago and the Chicago Community Trust. She curated Goodman’s first Sensory Friendly Performance and the development of their touch tour program and managed several of Goodman’s artistic festivals including the August Wilson Festival, Latino Festival, Leonard Bernstein Festival and the Black Theatre Summit. Marissa curated Goodman’s Black Words Matter Celebration and managed the opening celebration of Goodman’s Alice Center for Education and Engagement. Prior to her career at the Goodman where she began as The Roche Schulfer Executive Apprentice she served with Collaboraction Theater Company, American Theatre Company and Broadway in Chicago. Marissa is an alumni of Drake University and holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Theatre and a Bachelors of Business Administration in International Business.