Mary Ann Dilling, CFEE serves as the President and CEO. She previously served as the Director of Events and Hospitality and Business Development at the Experimental Aircraft Association for 7 festival seasons. She supervised eight different areas: Events Sales, Food and Beverage, Supply Chain, Events, Audio Visual, Exhibiting, Advertising and Sponsorship. With her teams, she is able to produce over 300 events, 4 million dollars in food and beverage sales, 11.6 million in business development.

She also was the executive director of Fond du Lac Festivals for 11 festival seasons. Fond du Lac Festivals is a nonprofit organization that produces Taste of Fond du Lac, Light Up the City, and Walleye Weekend a Free Family Festival.

She is a member of International Festivals and Events Association and was the chair of the Board of Directors. She currently serves on the Board of Director for Wisconsin United Way.

Mary Ann has also been involved in the production of events including the San Jose Holiday Parade, San Jose, CA, Kentucky Derby Princesses, Louisville, KY, Dubai Food Festival, Taste of Dubai, and McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade, Chicago IL.

Speaking engagements include Wisconsin Tourism Conferences, Chamber of Commerce Key Note Speaker, Prince Edward Island, Canada; California/Nevada Festivals and Events Association, Calfest, Michigan Festivals and Events Association, and International Festivals and Events Association.

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Sue Luft, serves as the impact and outreach specialist. She joined Oshkosh Area United Way after working for over 10 years as a compliance specialist for low-income housing including seniors and families. Through those years she was able to gain knowledge and experience working with data, reporting, and processes.

Sue looks forward to using her skillsets to give back and make an impact in our community.


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Amy Reese serves as the Marketing and Events Specialist. She previously served as Marketing Operations Manager and Account Manager at the Experimental Aircraft Association for nearly 8 years. Prior to that, she was the Senior Advertising Specialist at Alliance Laundry Systems for 13 years. 

Amy has 25 years of marketing and design experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors. She is result-driven and passionate about helping her team and organizations reach and exceed their goals. 


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