About the Speakers for One-Day Workshop
Cindy Lerick, CFEE is an independent consultant, providing services to a broad range of festivals and events around the world. Her most recent position was Executive Director of the Sausalito Art Festival in Sausalito, California; a position she accepted in 2017 to help the organization through an internal transition period. Prior to that move, she served as the Executive Director/President of the Saint Louis Art Fair from 2009 -2017. Before that she was the Executive Director of the Uptown Association and the Uptown Art Fair (1996-2007) She also co-produced the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival from 2002 – 2004.
Cindy is a ZAPP on-site consultant, the Int’l Festivals and Events Assn.’s CFEE program coordinator and past chair of IFEA. She has over 30 years experience in event management. Events she has produced include art fairs, educational seminars, corporate meetings, marathons, triathlons, and various running and biking events for both non-profit and for-profit companies. She received the NAIA inaugural MO Dana Distinguished Service Award in 2007 and received recognition in 2011 from Western States Arts Federation for her leadership, vision and commitment to the design of the ZAPPlication system.
Ira Rosen, CFEE is an Assistant Professor with Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. He teaches several event management courses and is the Program Director for the school’s award-winning Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program. Additionally, for almost thirty years, he has owned and operated Entertainment on Location, Inc., a full-service event consulting company based in New Jersey. EOL has done extensive production and consulting work for major events and clients throughout the world.
Prior to opening EOL, Ira worked for almost 8 years with Radio City Music Hall Productions. His production background includes multi-million dollar parades, major corporate events around the world and meeting management projects for many different organizations.
He has spoken and lead training programs throughout the world, and has written extensively on topics ranging from risk management to sponsorship to the financial and operational management of events. He has been a featured speaker at conventions and conferences and is one of the instructors for the CFEE program. In 2005, he was inducted into the IFEA Hall of Fame, becoming one of only 60 people to hold this honor.