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Officers & World Board of Directors

The IFEA World Board of Directors is an elected, non-compensated body of industry professionals responsible for overseeing the successful operations of the IFEA. In addition to approving policy and direction, Board members serve as an active and involved industry leadership advisory source to the President & CEO. Members proactively support IFEA programs and visions through their input, use of their professional networks on behalf of the association, and personal participation in association programs and activities.
DIANA MAYHEW, CFEE -
IFEA WORLD BOARD CHAIR

President, National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington, D.C.
KAREN CHURCHARD, CFEE
IFEA WORLD BOARD CHAIR-ELECT

Tourism & Events Director, City of Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ
JAZELLE JONES
IFEA WORLD BOARD SECRETARY

Deputy Managing Director / Director of Operations
City of Philadelphia Office of Special Events
Philadelphia, PA
TED BAROODY, CFEE
IFEA WORLD BOARD IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

President, Norfolk Festevents
Norfolk, VA
BOB BRYANT
President/CEO
500 Festival
Indianapolis IN
David Eads
DAVID EADS
Executive Director/CEO
Pasadena Tournament of Roses
Pasadena, CA
Warwick Hall, CFEE
WARWICK HALL, CFEE
Operational Risk Consultant
Safety Set Consulting
Section 646
Taupo, New Zealand
SAM LEMHENEY, CFEE
President
Creative Event Solutions, Inc.
West Chester, PA
STEPHEN KING, CFEE
Executive Director
Des Moines Arts Festival
Des Moines, IA
ALISON BARINGER, CFEE - CHAIR - IFEA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Director
North Carolina Azalea Festival
Wilmington, NC
CINDY LERICK, CFEE
Founder & CEO
Art of Events, LLC.
Aurora, MN
JOHAN MOERMAN
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
STEVEN WOOD SCHMADER, CFEE
President/CEO
International Festivals & Events Association
Boise, ID
VANESSA VAN DE PUTTE
President & CEO
DFEST®
San Antonio, TX
JOE VERA, CFEE
Assistant City Manager
City of McAllen
McAllen, TX
Keli O'Neill Wenzel
KELI O'NEILL WENZEL, CFEE
President/CEO
O'Neill Events & Marketing Management
Kansas City, MO
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