Florida Festivals and Events Association, Inc.
2115 Alameda Avenue  |  Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: (407) 203.1334  |  Fax: (888) 740.0419


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FFEA Staff

Suzanne Neve, Executive Director  |

Upon graduation from the Pennsylvania State University, Suzanne began her professional career in the hospitality industry where she honed her organizational and marketing skills. Managing a high performing Marriott property, she garnered several awards including Manager of the Year, General Manager of the Year and Hotel of the Year.

Prior to accepting the position as Executive Director for FFEA, Suzanne spent five years directing events for the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. In her position there, she oversaw the production and execution of over 60 events per year, including the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival. ArtiGras is one of the largest art festivals in the state of Florida and has been recognized as one of the top 50 art festivals in the U.S. and one of the top 20 events in the Southeastern U.S. During her time at the Chamber, their events earned several awards for advertising and organizational excellence.

As the Executive Director for FFEA Suzanne is responsible for all operational aspects of the organization, including membership growth, multimedia marketing, and event management. FFEA's 450 members represent the industry's top leaders and the Association serves as a resource to help them perform at their peak through education, networking and the cultivation of the highest standards. In her role with FFEA, Suzanne and her team visit events throughout the state of Florida and United States and they strive to connect, educate and advocate on behalf of FFEA's diverse membership.

She and her husband Jeff have recently relocated to the Orlando area with their two children Matthew and Elizabeth and are enjoying being closer to their family (and Mickey Mouse of course!).

 Megan Whitcomb, Senior Convention Coordinator  | 

Megan is currently a senior at the University of Central Florida's Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Majoring in Event Management, Megan is a dedicated Dean's List student.

Following her first semester of college, Megan was accepted into the Disney College Program at the Walt Disney World Resort. After the program, Megan continued with the company for an additional two years, eventually reaching the coveted Guest Relations role. Her time with the Walt Disney Company gave her unparalleled experience with guest service recovery and a passion for exceptional guest service. 

In her role with FFEA, Megan coordinates the Convention & Tradeshow, where she is responsible for programming more than 30 educational workshops, SUNsational Event Industry Awards and sponsor retention. Additionally, Megan serves as the Student Advocate on the Association’s Education & Emerging Leaders Committee.

Madison Aracri, Convention Coordinator  |

Madison is currently a freshman at the University of Central Florida's Rosen College of Hospitality Management majoring in Hospitality Management. She is currently the Vice President of Rosen Area Council. Originally from Delray Beach, FL, Madison has worked at Delray Yacht Cruises for 2 years as a server and is also a committed volunteer in the Delray Beach community, dedicating her time for the past three years at the Delray Beach Luminary Gala, the Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival and the Delray Beach Garlic Festival.

In her role with FFEA, Madison assists in the coordination and execution of the Convention & Tradeshow, where she works directly with the Tradeshow, Entertainment Showcase and Silent Auction committee members from throughout the state.