Cindy Lerick, CFEE, is an independent consultant and the Executive Director of Irish Fair MN, providing services to a broad range of festivals and events around the world. Most recently, her company, The ART of Events LLC, provided management and production services to Cultural Festivals (Saint Louis Art Fair)as they searched for a new Executive Director. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the Sausalito Art Festival in Sausalito, California, a position that she accepted in 2017 to help the organization through an internal transition period. Before 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. She owned her road racing management and timing company from 1985-2004. Directing, Timing, and producing at least one sporting event each weekend.
She is a Board member of the International Festival and Events Association (IFEA) and coordinates their Certified Festival and Event Executive Program (CFEE).In her spare time, she enjoys kayak, biking, and spending time with her family.