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Board of Directors

Vicki Comegys, Chair
Catch Des Moines
Robert E. Larson, Chair-Elect
John Deere
Susan Patterson Plank, Immediate Past Chair
Iowa Newspaper Association
Lynn Swanson, Secretary
Kimberly Brownell
Nationwide
Bill Burma,
Executive Committee
Grand View University
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
Brian Laurenzo
Brick Gentry P.C.
Kent Maahs
Event Management Team Representative
Gene Meyer, Ex Officio
Downtown Community Alliance
Scott Sundstrom
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Natalie Tomaras, Treasurer
D.M. Kelly & Company

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 
COLLEEN MURPHY, Sponsorship Manager

COLLEEN MURPHY, Sponsorship Manager

Looking to support the festival? Colleen is your contact. 
LUCAS REIMAN, Marketing Project Coordinator

LUCAS REIMAN, Marketing Project Coordinator

Marketing, advertising, social media 

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

2020 Event Management Team

Artist Relations Team
Brian Dreesman
Jennifer Johnson
Morgan Landon
Jaclynne Maranell
Sean Masters
Josh McKenna
Andrew Tincher

Banner Queen
Madeleine King

Beverage Team
Amy Croll
David Dykstra
Tim McCann
Betsy Mitchell
Allison Petersen
Kurt Weakland
Melissa Winters

Entertainer Hospitality
Natalia Espinosa
Laurie Miller
Stacey Nay
Stephanie Reynolds


Food Vendor Relations Team
Sidney Pezley
Melissa Soukup
Kate Steffen
Megan VanKirk
Molly Vriezelaar

Interrobang Film Festival
Kathy Burrows-Noring
Missy Farni
Morgan Gibbins
Brandon Hart

IT/Technical Support
Ryan Rohlf

Merchandise Sales Team
Renae Irvin
Erika Menke
Kayla Wagener
Jeremy Weiss

Office Manager Team
Natalie Gaydar
Maggie O'Hare
Micah Jankowski
Kevin Shannon

Production Team
Tony Behnke
Seth Conn
Sage Halfhill-Boone
Kristina Huntsman
Michal King

Sponsor Relations Team
Tiffany Espelund
Kent Maahs
Kristine Pederson
Tanya Wilson

Stage Team
Carrie Goossen
Vanessa Palmersheim

Student Art Exhibition Team
Alicia Lynch
Judi Mireles

Sustainability Team
Heather Christensen
Wendy Imm
Jasen Nelson
Zack Valigosky

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

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