Clarissa Short

Business Development Operations Manager

“Every person is born with a talent, and happiness depends on discovering that talent in time.” - Isabel Allende


Clarissa Short, Business Development Operations Manager, manages all financial and accounting reporting out of Intacct, as well as sales and pipeline data reporting out of Salesforce. She oversees daily banking and cashflow requirements while also managing budget and forecasting activities for financial statements and grant administration.

Prior to joining GG+A, Clarissa served as the Business Manager for the College of Arts and Sciences (Dean’s Office) at Northeastern Illinois University. In this role, she monitored the College’s annual operating budget of approximately $24 million and created policy pertaining to budgeting and hiring procedures within the College’s departments.

Clarissa received her Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance (Opera) at James Madison University and her Master of Music, Vocal Performance (Opera) at Manhattan School of Music. She is a Regular Member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus and a Volunteer Marketing Associate at Chicago Fringe Opera.

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