Our Board

Board of Directors

The IAFE is governed by a board of directors that consists of 18 elected members and the president and CEO selected by the board as an ex-officio director. The directors include a chair, two immediate past chairs, two vice chairs, a treasurer, a representative of the Federation of State and Provincial Associations of Fairs, a representative of the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions, eight directors elected from and representing each of the eight zones in the United States and Canada, and two directors at large from associate members.

IAFE Chair

Jennifer Giesike, CFE   
Washington Town & Country Fair 
PO Box 752   
Washington, MO 63090-2124 
Phone: (636) 390-96330

IAFE First Vice Chair 

Jo Reynolds, CFE   
Warren County Agriculture Association 
701 W 2nd Ave
Indianola, IA 50125-2347 
Phone: (515) 961-6687

IAFE Second Vice Chair 

Ken Karns, CFE   
OC Fair & Event Center 
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-6521  
Phone: (714) 708-1500

IAFE Treasurer

Jaime Navarro  
State Fair of Texas  
PO Box 150009
Dallas, TX 75315-0009
Phone: (214) 565-9931

Immediate Past Chair 

Jeremy Parsons, CFE   
Clay County Fair   
PO Box 527.   
Spencer, IA 51301-0527   
Phone: (714) 708-1500

Prior Past Chair 

Gene Cassidy, CFE   
Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) 
1305 Memorial Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089-3578   
Phone: (413) 737-2443

IAFE President & CEO 

Marla Calico, CFE 
IAFE
3043 E. Cairo St 
Springfield, MO 65802-6204
Phone: (417) 862-5771 or (800) 516-0313

IAFE Zone 1 Director

Andy Imperati
Dutchess County Fair
PO Box 389
Rhinebeck, NY 12572-0389
Phone: (845) 876-4000

Zone 1 includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island & Vermont.

IAFE Zone 2 Director

Kelly Collins, CFE
State Fair of West Virginia
PO Box 986
Lewisburg, WV 24901-0986
Phone: (304) 645-1090

Zone 2 includes Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

IAFE Zone 3 Director

LC Scramlin
Oakland County Fair
PO Box 365
Davisburg, MI 48350-0365
Phone: (248) 634-8830

Zone 3 includes Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and that portion of Ontario less than 85° longitude West of Greenwich.

IAFE Zone 4 Director

Scott Kozelka
Steele County Free Fair
PO Box 650
Owatonna, MN 55060-0650
Phone: (507) 451-5305

Zone 4 includes Manitoba, Minnesota, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the portion of Ontario more than 85° longitude West of Greenwich.

IAFE Zone 5 Director

Aaron Owen, CFE
Ozark Empire Fair
3001 N Grant Ave
Springfield, MO 65803-1021
Phone: (417) 833-2660

Zone 5 includes Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

IAFE Zone 6 Director

Mitchell Glieber
State Fair of Texas
PO Box 150009
Dallas, TX 75315-0009
Phone: (214) 565-9931

Zone 6 includes Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.

IAFE Zone 7 Director

Brandon Bird, CFE
Eastern Idaho State Fair
PO Box 250
Blackfoot, ID 83221-2050
Phone: (208) 785-2480 (104)

Zone 7 includes Idaho, Montana, Alberta, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

IAFE Zone 8 Director

Geoff Hinds
Deschutes County Fair & Expo
3800 SW Airport Way
Redmond, OR 97756-8697
Phone: (541) 548-2711

Zone 8 includes Alaska, California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington.

IAFE State & Provincial Representative 

Steven Patterson, CFE  
Indiana Association of Fairs 
PO Box 842
Brownsville, IN 46112-0842 
Phone: (317) 398-4323

Canadian Association of Fairs & Exhibitions Representative 

TBA

Representative from Outside the U.S. & Canada 

Brad Jenkins
Melbourne Royal Show
Epsom Rd.
Ascot Vale, Vic 3032
Australia
Phone: +61-3-9281-7444

Director at Large from Associate Members

Sandy Class  
Tavern at the Park, LLC  
657 Flamingo Dr.
Apollo Beach, FL 33572 – 2410
Phone: (386) 623-2988

Director at Large from Associate Members

Jay Strates  
Strates Shows, Inc.
PO Box 174
Orlando, FL 32802-0174  
Phone: (407) 855-3939