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VANESSA VAN DE PUTTE - CHAIR

VANESSA VAN DE PUTTE - CHAIR

Vice President of Sales & Marketing
dfest® (Dixie Flag Event Services Team)
San Antonio, TX
 
SAM LEMHENEY, CFEE - CHAIR ELECT

SAM LEMHENEY, CFEE - CHAIR ELECT

Chief of Shows & Events
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Philadelphia, PA
 
JEFF ENGLISH, CFEE - IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

JEFF ENGLISH, CFEE - IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

Vice President of Administration/General Council
Kentucky Derby Festival
Louisville, KY
 
ALISON BARINGER

ALISON BARINGER

Executive Director
North Carolina Azalea Festival
Wilmington, NC
 
TED BAROODY

TED BAROODY

President
Norfolk Festevents
Norfolk, VA
 
JAY DOWNIE, CFEE

JAY DOWNIE, CFEE

Producer
Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX
 
KEVIN GROTHE

KEVIN GROTHE

Vice President of Sponsorships
Memphis in May International Festival
Memphis, TN
 
GAYLE HALL, CFEE

GAYLE HALL, CFEE

Director of Festivals & Events
Grapevine Convention & Visitors Burea
Grapevine, TX
 
STEPHEN KING, CFEE

STEPHEN KING, CFEE

Chair - IFEA World Board of Directors
Executive Director
Des Moines Arts Festival®
Des Moines, IA
 
DELORES MACADAM

DELORES MACADAM

Manager of Licensing Programs and Special Events
City of Ottawa Events Central Branch
Ottawa, ON, Canada
 
DIANA MAYHEW, CFEE

DIANA MAYHEW, CFEE

President
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington, DC
 
KELI O'NEILL WENZEL

KELI O'NEILL WENZEL

President/Managing Partner
O'Neill Marketing and Event Management
Kansas City, MO
 
KAT PAYE, CFEE

KAT PAYE, CFEE

Executive Director
National Cherry Festival
Traverse City, MI
 
CAROL POPEJOY, CFEE

CAROL POPEJOY, CFEE

Executive Director
Boojum Institute
Temecula, CA

Event Production Manager
Huck Finn Jubilee
Ontario, CA
 
CASSIE ROBERTS DISPENZA

CASSIE ROBERTS DISPENZA

Senior Director of Marketing & Partnerships
Saffire
Austin, TX
 
STEVEN WOOD SCHMADER, CFEE

STEVEN WOOD SCHMADER, CFEE

IFEA President & CEO
International Festivals & Events Association
Boise, ID
 
BRUCE SMILEY-KALIFF, CFEE

BRUCE SMILEY-KALIFF, CFEE

Executive Vice President
Kaliff Insurance
San Antonio, TX
 
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