Meet The Board

Steve Schmader,CFEE

President and CEO IFEA World.

Keli O’Neill Wenzel, CFEE

IFEA Foundation Board Chair.  O’Neill Wenzell  Kansas City, MO

Janet Landey CSEP CEEE

2019 IFEA World Chair IEM Johannesburg. Gauteng, South Africa

Jazelle Jones– City of Philadelphia

Deputy Managing Director & Director of Operations
City of Philadelphia Office of Special Events. Pennsylvania

Councilman Curtis Jones Jr,

Philadelphia Councilman Jones is  one of Philadelphia City Council’s most formidable advocates for community development and educational stability.

Sam Lemheney

Executive Vice President and Chief of Show & Events PHS Philadelphia Flower Show  Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS)  Philadelphia,


Executive Director
Des Moines Arts Festival®
Des Moines, Iowa

Kevin Grothe

Vice President of Sponsorships
Memphis in May International FestivalMemphis,Tennessee

Carol Popejoy-Davis

Outdoor Adventures by Boojum Temecula, California. USA. Event Production Manager  Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion Christmas On Euclid   Ontario, California

Ira L. Rosen MA, CFEE

Event Leadership Program  Temple University School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management Philadelphia, PA, USA

Gaye Hall CFEE

Director of Festivals & Events
Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
Grapevine, Texas, USA

Cindy Lerick CFEE

President The art of events
Minnesota St. Paul

Cassie Dispenza

Sr. Director of Marketing & Partnerships
Austin, TX

Alison English

Executive Director
North Carolina
Azalea Festival