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Past Inductees

IFEA Hall of Fame Past Inductees
The IFEA is proud to honor and recognize these outstanding individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Festivals & Events industry over the years. To learn more about each inductee, a detailed biography and their induction video (if available) has been provided. Please take a moment to learn more about their achievements.
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2017

2017

Becky Genoways, CFEE
Genoways Events
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2016

2016

William B. Flinn
Pasadena
Tournament of Roses
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2015

2015

Bruce L Erley, CFEE
Creative Strategies Group
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2015

2015

Nick Dodds
Festivals & Events International
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2014

2014

Karen Scherberger, CFEE
Norfolk Festevents, Ltd.
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2013

2013

Karen Churchard, CFEE
Arizona Office of Tourism
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2012

2012

Johan Moerman
Rotterdam Festivals
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2011

2011

Pete Van de Putte, CFEE
dfest/Dixie Flag Event Services Team
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2010

2010

Kirk Hendrix
500 Festival
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2009

2009

Charlotte DeWitt, CFEE
International Events, Ltd.
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2008

2008

Muriel Anderson
Hawaii Tourism Authority
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2008

2008

Mike Berry, CFEE
Kentucky Derby Festival
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2008

2008

Joe Goldblatt, CSEP
Queen Margaret University
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2007

2007

Herb Melleney, CFEE
St. Petersburg Festival of States
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2007

2007

Ron Simpson, CFEE
RCS Productions
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2007

2007

Kay Wolf, CFEE
Borderfest
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2006

2006

Therese St. Onge, CFEE
National Capital Commission
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2005

2005

Sylvia Allen, CFEE
Allen Consulting
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2005

2005

Ira Rosen, CFEE
Entertainment on Location
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2005

2005

Joe Vera, CFEE
Borderfest
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2004

2004

K Alferio, CFEE
CITYCELEBRATIONS
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2004

2004

Bridget Sherrill, CFEE
Kentucky Derby Festival
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2004

2004

Jim Thomson
Dynamic Displays
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2003

2003

Colm Croffy
Association of Irish Festivals & Events
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2003

2003

Robert (Bob) Jackson
Consultant
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2003

2003

Sue Twyford, CFEE (D)
The Twyford Group/SunFest of Palm Beach County
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2002

2002

Zeren Earls
First Night International
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2002

2002

Pat Craig Corda, CFEE
Gator Bowl Association
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2001

2001

Bruce Skinner, CFEE
Bruce Skinner & Associates
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2000

2000

Blaine Kern, Sr.
The Kern Companies
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2000

2000

Eric Martin, Esq., CFEE
Bands of America
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2000

2000

Lesa Ukman
IEG
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2000

2000

Barry Wilkins, OAM
The District Council of Mount Barker
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1999

1999

Dennis Boese, CFEE
Miller Brewing Company
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1999

1999

Norm Langill
One Reel/Bumbershoot
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1999

1999

Jean McFaddin
Macy’s Parade and Events
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1998

1998

JoAnn Andera, CFEE
Texas Folklife Festival
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1998

1998

Bill Lofthouse (D)
Phoenix Decorating Co.
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1998

1998

Annie Sidro, Ph.D.
Carnival Sans Frontieres
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1997

1997

Clayton W. Hannon
Portland Rose Festival
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1997

1997

John G. Stewart, CFEE (D)
La Fete Columbienne Des Enfants
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1997

1997

JoAnn Ward
Fond du Lac Convention & Visitors Bureau
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1996

1996

Carolyn Crayton, CFEE
Macon, Georgia’s International Cherry Blossom Festival
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1996

1996

John H.B. “Jack” French
Pasadena Tournament of Roses
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1996

1996

Jack Guthrie
Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations
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1996

1996

Dick Nicholls, CFEE (D)
Gilroy Garlic Festival Association
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1995

1995

Hans Horsting
Communis Opinio – Rotterdam Chamber of Commerce
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1995

1995

Ken Walstad (D)
Minneapolis Aquatennial
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1994

1994

Marleen Pedroza, CFEE
Fiesta San Antonio
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1992

1992

Dan Mangeot, CFEE (D)
Kentucky Derby Festival
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1994

1994

Col. Iain Ferguson, O.B.E.
The Royal Tournament
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1994

1994

John Geisler
Saint Paul Winter Carnival
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1994

1994

Max Colwell (D)
Pasadena Tournament of Roses
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1993

1993

Don Whitely, CFEE (D)
Pasadena Tournament of Roses
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1993

1993

Janice Meyer, CFEE
Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival
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1993

1993

George Zambelli, (D)
Zambelli Fireworks Internationale
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1992

1992

Martin Hanson
National Nederlands Winter Cirucs
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1992

1992

Ned Harden
Circleville, Ohio Pumpkin Show
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1992

1992

Josephine Hauck, CFEE (D)
Indianapolis 500 Festival
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