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 

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

IAFE First Vice Chair 

Ken Karns, CFE, IFMG 
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-6521
Phone: (714) 708-1552

IAFE Second Vice Chair 

Ray Allison, CFE   
Indiana State Fair 
1202 E. 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46205  
Phone: (317) 927-7500

IAFE Treasurer

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

Immediate Past Chair

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

Prior Past Chair 

Jeremy Parsons, CFE   
Iowa State Fair   
PO Box 57130   
Des Moines, IA 50317   
Phone: (515) 262-3111

IAFE President & CEO 

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

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, CFE
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

Bryan Schulz, CFE
Kansas State Fair
2000 North Poplar
Hutchinson, KS 67502
Phone: (620) 669 – 3600

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, IFMG  
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

Kady Porterfield, CFE, IFMG
Kittitas County Fair
901 E. 7th Ave.
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: (509) 962-7639

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

IAFE State & Provincial Representative 

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

Canadian Association of Fairs & Exhibitions 

Sandra Jackle
Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL)
PO Box 167, Stn Main
Regina, SK S4P 2Z6 Canada
Phone: (306) 781-9200

Representatives outside the U.S. & Canada 

Brad Jenkins
Melbourne Royal Show
Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Rd
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
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

Andy Deggeller  
Deggeller Attractions
PO Box 238
Stuart, FL 34995 
Phone: (757) 359-9905