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FLORIDA FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES
2012 - 2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Florida Festivals and Events Association (FFEA), the state’s primary professional organization for producers, vendors, and sponsors of festivals, fairs and special events, recently announced the election of directors and officers for its Board of Directors. Officers for the 2012 - 2013 FFEA Board of Directors are as follows: Chair – Katherine Phillips-Chaplin, Coconut Grove Arts Festival (Coconut Grove); Vice Chair – Patti Hamilton, Southern Waste Systems (Lantana) Secretary – Sandy Price, Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival (Fernandina Beach); Treasurer – Rita DeMier, South Florida Fair (West Palm Beach) and Past-Chair –Kimberly Faulk, VISIT FLORIDA (Tampa).
Five new directors were elected to the Board: Dan Goode, SunFest (West Palm Beach), Matt Fillioe, Complete Ticket Solutions (Fort Laurderdale), Chris Liberatore, Pyrotecnico (Pompano Beach), JD Linn, Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, and Mason Meyer, Zambelli (Boca Raton).
In addition to the officers and new directors, Harvey Campbell, Sarah Martin, Dutch Sanger, Lanie Shapiro, Joe Shipes and Brandy Truex will all remain on the Board of Directors.
FFEA is a not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting and promoting more than 750 festivals, events, and fairs in the state of Florida through education, networking, dissemination of information and the cultivation of high standards. For more information, visit www.ffea.com.