Our People

Michigan Festivals & Events Association

Volunteers play important roles in our festivals and events – and in our Association, too. The governance structure of Michigan Festivals Events Association encourages volunteers to assist in the development of our strategic goals.

Be a part of Michigan Festivals Events Association! Make a Difference. Enhance your skills. Be a member. Volunteer! To become a volunteer or learn more about the Michigan Festivals Events Association governance structure, please contact the MFEA office
by email: membership@mfea.org or by phone: (989)845-2080

President/CEO


Mike Szukhent

President/CEO

Board


Dale Johnson

Chair
(3 year term – 2020)
Francis L. Dean & Associates

Peggy Anderson

Vice – Chair
(3 year term – 2020)
Anderson Midways

Lisa M. Edwards

Secretary
(3 year term – 2020)
Bay Rama, Inc.

Linda Kelly

Treasurer
(3 year term – 2022)
Zehnders Snow Fest

Henry Bowman

Board Member
(3 year term – 2021)
City of St. Clair Shores

Elizabeth (Betty) Ciesielski

Board Member
(3 year term – 2022)
Happening in Linden

Ken Mattei

Board Member
(1st of 3 year term – 2021)
Gaylord Alpine Festival

Susan Mesack

Board Member
(3 year term – 2022)

Leesa Paul

Board Member
(3 year term – 2022)
Cary and Paul Group

Jerry Preston

Board Member
(2 year term – 2022)
Back to the Bricks

Kathy Reynolds

Board Member
(3 year term – 2022)
Alger County Chamber (Pictured Rock Days)

Bob Skerbeck

Board Member
(3 year term – 2022)
Skerbeck Family Carnival

Mike Smith

Board Member
(3 year term – 2021)
Coast Guard Festival

MFEA Liaison


Paul Howland

Special Assistant
Travel Michigan

Lisa Reiff

Executive Director
Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions

Honorary Members


Chris Holman

CEO
Michigan Business Network

Dave Lorenz

Vice President
Travel Michigan

Gary McDowell

Director
Michigan Department of Agriculture &
Rural Development

Alison Watson

Executive Director
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs

Staff


Jamie Bruff

Annette Gengler

Molly Ward

Convention / Special Projects
Molly@michiganfun.com