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World Board Chair Letter

In every issue of "ie: the business of international events," the IFEA World Board of Director's Chair shares their insights into the Festival & Event Industry every quarter. To read the latest and past Chair Letters, please find them listed below.

2024 IFEA World Board Chair

Jazelle Jones
Deputy Managing Director / Director of Operations

City of Philadelphia Office of Special Events
Philadelphia, PA

2023 IFEA World Board Chair

Karen Churchard, CFEE
Tourism & Events Director
City of Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ

2022 IFEA World Board Chair

Diana Mayhew, CFEE
National Cherry Blossom Festival

Washington, D.C.

2020/2021 IFEA World Board Chair

2019 IFEA World Board Chair

Janet Landey, CSEP
Institute of Events Management
Johannesburg, South Africa

2018 IFEA World Board Chair

Jeff Curtis
Portland Rose Festival Foundation
Portland, OR, U.S.A.

2017 IFEA World Board Chair

Stephen King, CFEE
Executive Director
Des Moines Arts Festival
Des Moines, IA, U.S.A.

2016 IFEA World Board Chair

Guy Laflamme
Executive Director
Ottawa 2017 Bureau
Ottawa, ON, Canada

2015 IFEA World Board Chair

Cindy Lerick, CFEE
Executive Director
Saint Louis Art Fair
St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.

2014 IFEA World Board Chair

Jim Holt
President & CEO
Memphis In May International Festival
Memphis, TN, U.S.A.

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