Tania Tawil serves on the Executive Committee of the Lyric Young Professionals board as Events Chair. Tania attended her first Lyric performance in 1996 and has been a subscriber ever since. A longtime arts lover, Tania believes in the importance of supporting and cultivating talent and interest in opera and is thrilled to be giving back to Lyric through her work on the LYP board, planning events like the highly acclaimed annual Halloween Masquerade. Tania earned a double B.A. in Telecommunications and French from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, and currently serves on the alumni board for the Indiana University Media School. While at IU, she received the first annual Dana Thompson Rising Star Award, presented by the Women in Cable Telecommunications Chicago Chapter. The award launched her early cable television career in affiliate sales and marketing for startup networks for both Comcast and FOX. Her time in cable ignited her passion for creating dynamic, cross-channel experiences that realize and deepen the connection between consumers and brands through compelling content, a subject she pursues today in her role as VP of Strategic Alliances at Vibes, a leading mobile marketing and technology company based in Chicago. Having worked at Vibes for over 11 years, Tania brings experience and leadership to her team to deliver strategic guidance and build strong relationships with partners around the world to help them drive revenue re-selling, referring or integrating with the Vibes mobile engagement platform. Tania lives in the heart of downtown Chicago with her husband, and when not working or seeing amazing operas at Lyric, they enjoy traveling to new and favorite destinations to spend time snow skiing, scuba diving and experiencing local culture and people.