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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
Robert E. Larson, Treasurer
John Deere
Kimberly Brownell
Nationwide
Bill Burma
Grand View University
Lauren Burt
Kemin Industries
Teri Button
Principal
Mary Chapman
Community Activist/Art Lover
Angela Connolly
Polk County Board of Supervisors
Barbara Decker
Catholic Charities Diocese of Des Moines
Jeff Fleming, Ex Officio, Executive Committee
Des Moines Art Center
Rachel Flint
Hubbell Homes
Joe Gatto, Executive Committee
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 Company
Gene Meyer, Ex Officio
Downtown Community Alliance
Scott Sundstrom
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

staff

KRISTIAN DAY, Interrobang Film Festival Producer

KRISTIAN DAY, Interrobang Film Festival Producer

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

DAPHNE DICKENS, Production & Program Manager

All things logistics and production, programming, entertainment 
MATT FISHER, Volunteer Coordinator

MATT FISHER, Volunteer Coordinator

All things volunteer related 
STEPHEN KING, CFEE, Executive Director

STEPHEN KING, CFEE, Executive Director

Artist contact, sponsorships, vision 

Past Board Chairs

Pamela Bass-Bookey

Kirk Blunck

E.J. Giovannetti

Robert Josten

Tracy Lewis

Kent Mauck

Pat McFarland

Susan Patterson Plank

Jim Quilty

Natalie Tomaras

Tom Whitney

2019 Event Management Team

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

Banner Queen
Madeleine King

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

Concierge/Stage Team
Sara Fischer
Stacey Nay
Carrie Goossen
Laurie Miller
Vanessa Palmersheim

Food Vendor Relations Team
Sidney Pezley
Melissa Soukup
Kate Steffen

Interrobang Film Festival
Brandon Hart

IT/Technical Support
Ryan Rohlf

Merchandise Sales Team
Renae Irvin
Jeremy Weiss

Office Manager Team
Natalie Gaydar
Micah Jankowski
Kevin Shannon

Production Team
Tony Behnke
Seth Conn
Kristina Huntsman
Michal King
Kristine Pederson
Julia Ratekin
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
Cassie Nemmers

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

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