Our People

Staff  

Stephen King, CFEE, Executive Director

James Bruton, Production Manager

Maggie Pforts, Program Manager

Liz Adelman, Marketing and Communications

Kristian Day, Guest Producer, Interrobang Film Festival         

 

Board of Directors

E.J. Giovannetti, Chair, Hopkins & Huebner, P.C.*

Kirk Blunck, Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck

Sarah Buckley, GuideOne Insurance

Chris Connolly, Iowa Events Center/Global Spectrum

Christopher Diebel, LPCA Public Strategies

Jeff Fleming, Ex-Officio, Des Moines Art Center*

Kristen Gray, Iowa Public Television*

Greg Heid, Des Moines Public Library

Hon. Christine Hensley, Des Moines City Council

Larassa Kabel, Artist*

Stephen King, CFEE, Executive Director, Downtown Events Group*

Barbara Kirk, Community Leader

Maury Leysens, DuPont Pioneer*

Jenny McCoy, Secretary, Meredith Corporation*

Laura Palmer, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Natalie Tomaras, Treasurer, Athene*

Lori Vodraska, Principal Financial Group

Tom Whitney, Whitney Law Office

 *Executive Committee


Past Chairs

Pamela Bass-Bookey

Kirk Blunck

Robert Josten

Tracy Lewis

Kent Mauck

Pat McFarland

Jim Quilty

 

Event Management Team

Jill ApplegateOffice Manager

Molly Bochanyin, Merchandise Assistant/Designer

Micah ChaplinOffice Manager

Spencer Christensen, Merchandise Assistant

Carrie Clogg, Beer & Wine Sales

Amy Croll, Beer & Wine Sales

Angie Croll, Beer & Wine Sales

Kristian Day, Interrobang Film Festival

Seth Dobrin, Beverage Relations

Brian Dreesman, Artist Relations

Krista Dunn, Sculpture Garden

Matt Fisher, Volunteer Relations

Sarah Haley, Social Media

Chaden Halfhill, Sustainability

Lynnae Hentzen, Beer & Wine Sales 

Kristina HuntsmanVolunteer Relations

Renae Irvin, Merchandise Manager

Micheal Lane, Nuturing a Student's Vision

Kent Maahs, Sponsor Relations

Jaclynne Maranell, Artist Relations

Debbie Martin, Beer & Wine Sales

Sean Masters, Artist Relations

Laurie Miller, Entertainment

Carrie Norris, Beer & Wine Sales

Nicole Peckumn, Entertainment

Jermi Porter, Food Vendor Relations

Drew Riebhoff, Artist Relations

Ryan Rohlf, Sponsor Relations

Tabitha Rudd, Sustainability

Michele Slawson, Entertainment 

Jodi Tomlonovic, Sculpture Garden

Brad Van Eaton, Sponsor Relations

Jennifer Voorhees, Beer & Wine Sales

Aaron Ward, Interrobang Film Festival

Kurt Weakland, Beverage Relations

Rich Webster, Beverage Relations

Jeremy Weiss, Social Media

Joleen Weller, Nurturing a Student's Vision 

Avana Wheeler, Sponsor Relations 

Nicole Winebrenner, Volunteer Relations

Melissa Winters, Beer & Wine Sales 
 

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