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Congratulations to one of the best show organizers in the country, Cindy Lerick. She has recently accepted a new position as Executive Director of the Sausalito Art Festival in Sausalito, CA. Cindy will be resigning her post as the Executive Director of Cultural Festivals (producers of the Saint Louis Art Fair) and will be joining the Sausalito Festival on May 15th.
You may have met Cindy at the Uptown Art Fair in Minneapolis, or at Main Street Fort Worth and for the last years running the highly successful art fair in Saint Louis. Yet, she has also served on the board of the International Festivals & Events Association, and was the IFEA World Board Chair in 2015. She also is the Program Coordinator for the IFEA’s Certified Festival & Event Executive (CFEE) program.
Festivals come with all kinds of budgets and Sausalito has one of the big ones, meaning she is stepping up to a larger job. All of us who have been impacted by her professionalism know she well deserves this position.
What happens in Saint Louis? Will we have a round of musical chairs with another show director moving there? We'll find out soon. In the meantime, Laura Miller, Deputy Director, who has been with the event since its inception is very capable of maintaining its quality.
She has often joined us with comments and clarifications here on AFI.
You might enjoy this podcast I did with Cindy and Stephen King several years ago: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/artfairs/2012/02/27/art-fair-directors...