CONVENTION committees

The FFEA Annual Convention and Tradeshow is held annually in late summer. Committee volunteers typically begin working on their programs in the winter. Thanks to our 2014 Committee Volunteers. If you would like to join a committee, please click here for more information.

Marketing Committee – Determines overall convention theme. Promotes event through social media and local outlets.
Jessica Bybee-Dziedzic, Saffire Events  |  Katherine Phillips-Chaplin, Coconut Grove Arts Festival  |  Rita De Mier, South Florida Fair  |  Jana Filip, US Sport Aviation Expo  |  Tamilla Mullings, City of Miami Gardens  |  Hannah Sosa, NPBC Chamber of Commerce

SUNsational Awards CommitteeAssists with SUNsational Media Awards process and Awards dinner.
Elyzabeth Crouthamel, City of Cape Coral  |  Tasha Hyder, Town of Orange Park  |  Teena Peavey, Spirit of Suwanee Music Park  |  Dutch Sanger, Panama City Downtown Improvement Board

Program CommitteeOffers speaker suggestions and assists with booking and selection. Acts as room hosts onsite during event.
Jim Barnes, Village of Wellington  |  Dan Goode, Sunfest  |  Stephanie Kimbrough, Student  |  Andrea Ramos, City of North Miami  |  Nancy Stewart-Franczak, Avenue Creative

Hospitality Committee Helps with greeting attendees, taking tickets, Coordinates late night Hospitality Suite.
 Matt Fillioe, Complete Ticket Solutions  | Many Llanes, Anheuser Busch  |  Phil Marro, Complete Ticket Solutions  |  Dawn Read, Winterfest, Inc. |  Maritza Rivera, Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce

Entertainment Showcase CommitteeSolicits and schedules entertainment showcases. Introduce acts and work with Production Company on setup.
David Ballard, City of Gainesville  |  Randy Harrell, The Songwriter Agency  |  Rick Hubbard, Kazoobie Kazoo Show  |  Maggi Rosenberg, SOR Entertainment

Silent Auction CommitteeCollects Silent Auction items. Setup items for display and oversees auction during Convention.
Jennifer Brooks, City of Sanford  |  Katrina Delgado, Coconut Grove Arts Festival  |  Tracy Howse, ARC of Martin County 

Sponsorship CommitteeForward sponsorship leads and ideas and works to help secure new sponsors and ensure sponsor satisfaction during event.
Vicki Chouris, South Florida Fair  |  Patti Hamilton, Southern Waste Systems / All Star Toilets

Tradeshow CommitteeProduces tradeshow including logistics and vendor registration.
Jim Barnes, Village of Wellington  |  Amy Davis, Community Hospice Foundation  |  Stephanie Delmonte, City of St. Pete Beach  | Matt Fillioe, Complete Ticket Solutions  |   JD Linn, Haas & Wilkerson Insurance  | Mason Meyer, Zambelli Fireworks  |  Jessica Newsome, City of Largo  |  Lanie Shapiro, TouchPoll South Florida