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Board of Directors

Vicki Comegys, Chair
Catch Des Moines
Susan Patterson Plank, Immediate Past Chair
Iowa Newspaper Association
Lynn Swanson, Secretary
Nationwide
Bill Burma
Grand View University
Lauren Burt
Kemin Industries
Mary Chapman
Community Activist/Art Lover
Angela Connolly
Polk County Board of Supervisors
Barbara Decker
Catholic Charities Diocese of Des Moines
Jeff Fleming
Des Moines Art Center
Rachel Flint
Hubbell Homes
Joe Gatto
Des Moines City Council
Chaden Halfhill
Silent Rivers Design+Build
Angela Jackson
The Great Frame-Up
Stephen King, CFEE
Executive Director
Kathryn Kunert
MidAmerican Energy
Robert E. Larson
John Deere
Gene Meyer
Downtown Community Alliance
Scott Sundstrom
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
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staff

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KRISTIAN DAY, interrobang film festival producer

KRISTIAN DAY, interrobang film festival producer

Kristian leads our efforts with the Interrobang Film Festival. 
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DAPHNE DICKENS, Production & Program Manager

DAPHNE DICKENS, Production & Program Manager

All things logistics and production, programming, entertainment 
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MATT FISHER, volunteer coordinator

MATT FISHER, volunteer coordinator

All things volunteer related 
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STEPHEN KING, CFEE, Executive Director

STEPHEN KING, CFEE, Executive Director

Artist contact, sponsorships, vision 
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ISABELLE ARMSTRONG, Program Intern

ISABELLE ARMSTRONG, Program Intern

Community Outreach Program 
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Past Board Chairs

Pamela Bass-Bookey

Kirk Blunck

E.J. Giovannetti

Robert Josten

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Tracy Lewis

Kent Mauck

Pat McFarland

Susan Patterson Plank

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Jim Quilty

Natalie Tomaras

Tom Whitney

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Event Management Team

Artist Relations Team
Brian Dreesman
Jennifer Johnson
Jaclynne Maranell
Sean Masters
Josh McKenna
Mia Palumbo

Banners Extraordinaire
Madeleine King

Beverage Team
Amy Croll
Betsy Mitchell
Allison Petersen
Molly Vriezelaar
Melissa Winters
Kurt Weakland

Concierge/Stage Team
Carrie Goossen
Laurie Miller
Vanessa Palmersheim
Alissa Sheldon
Stacey Nay



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Food Vendor Relations Team
Sidney Pezley
Melissa Soukup
Kate Steffen

Interrobang Film Festival
Brandon Hart

IT/Technical Support
Ryan Rohlf

Merchandise Sales Team
Jeremy Weiss
Renae Irvin

Office Manager Team
Natalie Gaydar
Micah Jankowski
Kevin Shannon

Production Team
Tony Behnke
Seth Conn
Sage Halfhill Boone
Kristina Huntsman
Michal King
Kristine Pederson
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Sponsor Relations Team
Tiffany Espelund
Christina Jarck
Kent Maahs
Lindsay Moeller
Allison Sims

Student Art Exhibition Team
Kara Fedje
Aaron Koopal
Alicia Lynch
Judi Mireles

Sustainability Team
Katelin Brown
Cassie Nelson
Alexis St. Clare

Volunteer Relations
Connie Boukaik
Sally Corcoran
Sally Diehl
Sara Fisher
Courtney Ward
Zechariah Ward
Nicole Winebrenner

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