Festival elects new chair, new director and new associate directors.
The Florida Strawberry Festival board of directors voted Tuesday evening to approve a new executive board, a new director and two new associate directors. W.D. “Dub” McGinnes was elected chairman of the board. Andy Knotts was selected as director and Brian West and Lori Yarbrough were chosen from a field of several candidates as associate directors.
“Arguably, this past year, the Festival experienced one of its most successful years to date due to the leadership of Chairman Systma, the board of directors and associate directors, staff and the hundreds of volunteers who make this event possible,” Festival Chairman Dub McGinnes said. “I am looking forward to the challenge it will be to continue this effort; to improve this tradition going forward. I am truly honored and grateful for this opportunity.”
The Florida Strawberry Festival’s board of directors is the governing body of the 11-day event and is made up of 30 individuals – 16 board members and 14 associate board members. Each year, four board members are elected to serve on the executive board made up of a chairman of the board, vice chair, secretary and treasurer.
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