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Foundation Board of Directors

KEVIN GROTHE - CHAIR
Vice President of Sponsorships
Memphis in May International Festival
Memphis, TN
ALISON BARINGER - CHAIR ELECT
Executive Director
North Carolina Azalea Festival
Wilmington, NC
CASSIE ROBERTS DISPENZA - SECRETARY
Senior Director of Marketing & Partnerships
Saffire
Austin, TX
KELI O'NEILL WENZEL, CFEE - IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
President/CEO
O'Neill Marketing and Event Management
Kansas City, MO
ERIN FORTUNE, CFEE
Director of Sponsorships
Music for All
Indianapolis, IN
ANNIE FRISOLI, CFEE
Founder & CEO
Creating Community, LLC
Goodyear, AZ
GAYLE HALL, CFEE
Director of Festivals & Events
Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
Grapevine, TX
DAVID KNUTSON
Arts & Events Administrator
City of Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita, CA
SAM LEMHENEY, CFEE
Chief of Shows & Events
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Philadelphia, PA
DELORES MACADAM
Manager of Licensing Programs and Special Events
City of Ottawa Events Central Branch
Ottawa, ON, Canada
KAT PAYE, CFEE
Executive Director
National Cherry Festival
Traverse City, MI
IRA ROSEN, CFEE
Associate Professor & Director of the Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
BRUCE SMILEY-KALIFF, CFEE
Executive Vice President
Kaliff Insurance
San Antonio, TX
STEVEN WOOD SCHMADER, CFEE
IFEA President & CEO
International Festivals & Events Association
Boise, ID
TED BAROODY, CFEE - CHAIR - IFEA WORLD BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President
Norfolk Festevents
Norfolk, VA
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