Our Staff

Cynthia SherryCynthia Sherry

Cynthia Sherry has been with Chicago Review Press since 1989. She has held financial management as well as executive editorial positions at Independent Publishers Group and Chicago Review Press. As publisher she acquires books, oversees the editorial and book production of about 60 titles a year under five imprints, including Lawrence Hill Books, Ball Publishing, Zephyr Press, and Academy Chicago, and manage an editorial, production, and publicity staff of 14

Allison Felus
Allison Felus
Production Manager

Allison Felus has worked at Chicago Review Press in varying capacities since 2002, most recently as production manager. She oversees all aspects of book production, including budgeting, printing, and shipping



Michelle WilliamsMichelle Williams
Managing Editor

Michelle Williams has been with Chicago Review Press since 2006. She has been working in publishing for eleven years, and enjoys working on CRP’s widely varied list for the range of topics she gets to learn about. 



Devon FreenyDevon Freeny
Developmental Editor

Devon Freeny began working for Chicago Review Press as a freelance copyeditor in 2006 and joined the company full-time as an editor later that year. In his thirteen years in publishing, he has been involved in all aspects of the production process, from acquisitions to developmental editing to layout and design. He graduated with honors in English language and literature from the University of Chicago.



Ellen HornorEllen Hornor

Ellen Hornor earned a bachelor’s degree in English with emphasis on film and women’s studies from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While completing her studies, she spent almost two years as a proofreading intern for Dalkey Archive Press. She began working at Chicago Review Press in 2012 as a dedicated editorial and marketing intern. Later that year, she joined the team full-time as editorial assistant, and in 2015 she was promoted to project editor.



Lindsey SchauerLindsey Schauer

Lindsey Schauer joined Chicago Review Press in 2015. She has been in book publishing both as an in-house and a freelance editor since 2009 and has worked on everything from academic monographs to trade fiction. Lindsey is a graduate of Western Michigan University and has a master’s in publishing from the George Washington University.



Jon Hahn
Jonathan Hahn

Jonathan Hahn is the in-house designer at Chicago Review Press. Along with designing many covers and interiors, he also directs a stable of freelance designers on additional projects. Some of his most recent work includes the covers for Hendrix on Hendrix, The Audacity of Hops, The Hemingway Cookbook, Occupants, Dirty South, The Upset, and the MiniWeapons of Mass Destruction series. He also designs all of the ads and marketing materials for Chicago Review Press.



Mary Kravenas

Mary Kravenas
Marketing Manager

Mary Kravenas joined Chicago Review Press in 2007. She works closely with authors on the marketing of their books, which includes advertising, online presence, and author events. She also maintains the social networking accounts for Chicago Review Press and attends industry and consumer shows. She was previously employed at McDougal Littell and Sourcebooks.




Caitlin Eck

Emily Lewis
Editorial and Marketing Assistant

Emily joined Chicago Review Press as a dedicated marketing intern during summer 2015 and joined the team as a marketing and editorial assistant later that year.  Previously, she has been a sales intern at Sourcebooks and a publicity intern with Trafalgar Square Press. She has a BA in english and comparative literary studies with an emphasis in creative writing from Occidental College. 


Caitlin Eck

Caitlin Eck
Publicity Manager

Caitlin became the Publicity Manager for Chicago Review Press in 2013 and prior to that worked for two years as a publicist for CRP’s distributor, IPG. She sets the strategy for CRP’s publicity campaigns and handles several major campaigns each season. Before joining IPG, Caitlin worked in publicity at Penguin Group USA in New York City. A graduate of the University of Richmond and the Summer Publishing Institute at NYU, Caitlin also holds a Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University. 



Ashley Alfirevic

Ashley Alfirevic graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Communication Studies from Colorado State University. After earning a graduate certificate from the Denver Publishing Institute, she joined Anderson’s Bookshop in LaGrange as a bookseller and started at Chicago Review Press as a publicity associate shortly after.



Olivia Aguilar

Olivia joined the Chicago Review Press publicity department in January 2017. She started working in book publicity as an intern at Kaye Publicity in Chicago in 2013 and then continued working in publishing as a publicist for Triumph Books for two years. Olivia is a graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, MO where she majored in English and Journalism.