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 2015 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.
Jennifer Berthiaume, Lion Country Safari  |  Rita De Mier, South Florida Fair  |  Tonisha Landry-Gaines, City of Jacksonville  |  Elizabeth Hamma, Palm Beach Broadcasting  |  Stacey Marchetti, Gift Assistants USA  |  Cassie Roberts, Saffire Events

SUNsational Awards CommitteeAssists with SUNsational Media Awards process and Awards dinner.
Tasha Hyder, Town of Orange Park  |  Teena Peavey, Spirit of Suwanee Music Park  |  Dutch Sanger, Sanger Events & Promotions 

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  |  Andrea Ramos, City of North Miami  |  Nancy Stewart-Franczak, Festival Management Group

Hospitality Committee Helps with greeting attendees, taking tickets, Coordinates late night Hospitality Suite.
Matt Fillioe, Complete Ticket Solutions  | Many Llanes, The Llanes Group  |  Dawn Read, Winterfest, Inc. |  Jana Werksman, City of Coral Springs

Entertainment Showcase CommitteeSolicits and schedules entertainment showcases. Introduce acts and work with Production Company on setup.
David Ballard, City of Gainesville  |  Tim Charron, The Tim Charron Band  |  Rick Hubbard, Kazoobie Kazoo Show  |  Jim Luce, King Guys Bands  | Maggi Rosenberg, SOR Entertainment

Silent Auction CommitteeCollects Silent Auction items. Setup items for display and oversees auction during Convention.
Cinde Martin, Marketing Consultant  |  Mary Pinak, City of West Palm Beach  |  Annette Snedaker, Plan Ahead Events  |  Lorie Stinson, South Florida Fair

Tradeshow CommitteeProduces tradeshow including logistics and vendor registration.
Jim Barnes, Village of Wellington   | Elyzabeth Crouthamel, City of Cape Coral  |  Matt Fillioe, Complete Ticket Solutions  | Chris Liberatore, Protechnico  |  JD Linn, Haas & Wilkerson Insurance  | Stacey Marchetti, Gift Assistants USA  |  Lanie Shapiro, TouchPoll South Florida | Sabrina Weeks, Student