Festival elects four new directors and associate directors
The Florida Strawberry Festival board of directors recently voted to elect its newest directors, Dr. Michael Salvato and Chris Sparkman, and associate directors, Calvin “Pee Wee” Callins, Sr. and Brian Shepherd.
As of recent, directors Ron Gainey, Ken Lucas and Mike Sparkman announced their resignation from the board but will maintain active membership status as directors’ emeriti.
The 11-day event’s board of directors is comprised of 16 directors and 14 associate directors. New associate directors are elected by the board from a group of nominated candidates, and directors are selected from the current group of associate directors.
“We are incredibly honored to have had so many outstanding nominees,” said Florida Strawberry Festival Chairman of the Board Dub McGinnes. “It was difficult to select just four.”
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