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About SunFest

History

Founded in 1982, SunFest is Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival. Held annually in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida the first week in May, SunFest attracts more than 175,000 visitors. The festival and the patrons have a positive impact on the local economy.

Who We Are

SunFest is produced by SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc., a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc. consists of a 22-member board of directors; 24 committees; more than 2,000 volunteers; a full time, year-round staff of 9; and approximately 80 corporate sponsors. SunFest is funded in part by the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council through the Palm Beach County Cultural Council. SunFest is also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council.

Festival Info

SunFest takes place in downtown West Palm Beach along Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, extending along Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Avenue.

SunFest is located in the West Palm Beach Arts and Entertainment District.

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Board of Directors 2014/2015

Officers

  • Wil White, President 2015
  • Carrie Bradburn, Past President 2014
  • Wilson Enriquez, President Elect 2016
  • Patti Hammond, Secretary
  • Michelle McGovern, Treasurer
  • Steve Mayans, Legal Counsel
  • Jimmy Buffett Honorary Board Member

Members

  • Marc Beaubien
  • Ed Chase
  • Derek Cooper*
  • Noemi Coltea
  • Christina Lambert
  • Caroline Koons Forrest
  • Jenni Garrison
  • Brad Kaufman
  • Don Kiselewski, Jr.
  • Joesph Lee
  • Marty Rogol
  • Jeff Sellers
  • Bill Storey
  • Thais Sullivan*
  • Stephanie Waldrop
  • Jan (JJ) Wolfe

* Executive Committee Members (in addition to the Board Officers)

Committee Chairs

  • ABW: Chris Ann Ayers, Nick Pasken & Johnny Williams
  • Art Show: Wil White
  • Band Merchandise: Rick Duprey
  • Central Inventory: Wilson Enriquez
  • Communications: William Storey
  • Dispatch: Karen Farruggia
  • Entertainment: Christine Nadeau
  • Finance: Donna Carroll
  • Gates: Patti Hammond, Cristian Rodriguez & Donna Stein
  • Guest Services: Linda Rudnet & Patricia Tore
  • Hospitality: Jennifer Anderson
  • Membership: Lisa Schillig
  • Merchandise: Aubrey Fleming
  • Operations: Vince Farruggia
  • Photography: Carrie Bradburn
  • Public Relations: Rebecca Seelig
  • Risk Management: Steven Mayans
  • Service Gates: Steve Yeckes
  • Soft Drinks: Susan Chapman
  • Sponsorship: Petey Glover
  • TGi5K: Rick Sartory
  • Transportation: Jan (J.J.) Wolfe
  • Volunteer: Carolyn Severing & Nancy Vidal
  • Youth Park: Brandy Truex & Michelle McGovern

Staff

Paul Jamieson, Executive Director
Dianna Craven, Sales Director
Carin Fleming, Customer Service Coordinator
Dan Goode, Event Director
Sharon Hoffman, Sales Coordinator
Brittany Melim, Event Coordinator
Megan Paty, Sponsorship Manager
Pam Sartory, Business Manager
Melissa Sullivan, Marketing Manager