Board of Trustees

Mary Kay Sigaty, President


Alison Hickman, Vice President

Senior Manager, CohnReznick

Bram Berlin, TREASURER

Treasury Management Officer, Sandy Spring Bank

Laura Wetherald, Secretary

Bureau Chief, Recreation, Howard County Dept. of Recreation and Parks

Suzi Padgett, Immediate Past President

Vice President, Branch Manager, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Kevin J. Kelehan, Esquire Legal Counsel

Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP

Gary J. Stacharowski Accountant

CPA, Accounting Offices of Gary J. Stacharowski


Board Emeritus

Ron Nicodemus

President, Nicodemus Communications Group

Steven Sachs

Retired from Willis Towers Watson



Karen Douglas

Education Research Consultant

Amanda Hof
Executive Director, Visit Howard County

Dennis Mattey

Director of Open Space and Facilities Services, Columbia Association

Dr. Michael Martirano

Superintendent, Howard County Public School System

Larry Twele

Chief Executive Officer, Howard County Economic Development Authority

Dr. Matthew Van Hoose

Senior Director, Academic Engagement, Howard Community College

Ronnie A. Wooten

Vice President, Commercial Banking, BB&T Bank

The Festival Team


Managing Director

Dave Simmons

Director of Programming & Production

Susan Boucher

Volunteer Coordinator

Marie E. Bradshaw


Dale Rodefer

Technical Director

Cliff Feldwick

IT Specialist

Mays & Associates

Web Development, Advertising & Marketing