Committees

The success of any convention is definitely attributed to the staff and volunteers that work and contribute their time, knowledge and energy to making it a success.  They have “committed”  themselves to supporting the convention, as volunteers, chairpersons and consultants.

With-in the convention we will have many sub-committees, each responsible for various tasks and supported by over 100 volunteers committed to presenting a great convention for all who attend.

Should you need to reach anyone, please feel free to email the individual Committee Chairperson or our General Chairman.

Here are the Committees and our Chairs:

The success of any convention is definitely attributed to the staff and volunteers that work and contribute their time, knowledge and energy to making it a success. We are currently searching for Chairpersons to fill vacant positions, and are talking to may Santas and Mrs. Claus about volunteering. Should you wish to talk with someone about one of the committees, please feel free to email them. And if the position is vacant, please email the General Chairman.
Committee / Event Chairperson Email
General Chairman and Convention ProducerOverall Coordination , Concept and Direction of the Convention Santa Tim Connaghan Tim C - So Cal.jpgSanta@NationalSanta.com
Deputy General ChairmanSanta Bob Elkinbob elkin cu
ADA - Special needs Assists all special needs attendees in their convention lodging, also coordinates with Transportaion as to special needs.Debra GabrelcikDebraAnn 2015dgabrelcik@frontiernet.net
Advertising/SponsorsResponsible for securing underwriting for the convention from Sponsors and Advertisers. Santa Steve EastisSteve Eastissantasteve@live.com
Artwork/Theme Designs and creates all convetion artwork, logos, banners, etc. Santa Greg Gilpin Greg Gilpinggilpin7@flash.net
Auto ShowSanta Roger Edmonds
Blood DriveCoordinates special blood drive on arrival daySanta Kevin ScottKevin S2 - OCsanta@santa-kevin.com
Entertainment / Programs / General SessionsFloor Manager/Director Opening and Closing Liaison with Entertainers, their agents and the venues and logisticsSanta Bill and Jeanne Pattison
Golf OutingCoordinating a fun golf outing at Thousand Hills Golf ResortSanta Doug Portwood
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Santa Tim Etienne
Email Santa Doug Portwood

Email to Santa Tim Etienne

Gospel Worship ServiceCoordinates Sunday Morning Religions themed activities at the Headquarters Hotel.Santa Cliff SniderCliff Snider 2016Santa@cliffkringle.com
Kringle Family ShowcaseCoordinates the sale of Vendor booths and tables, directs move-in and Move-out. Liasons with AdvertisingSanta Bob Elkinbob elkin cusanta@santatb.com
Logistics / Operations / Venue ManagementCoordinates the management of all convention sites and venues, including equipment needs, set-ups and removal. Main laision to Hotel Staff.Brian Connaghan : Santa Tim Mackjrizzio@snet.net
Media RelationsResponsible for coordinating and hosting all media. Lynn Berry, Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau; Lisa Lieble, Mega-Media; Santa Steve Eastis;
Meet the Kringles Fashion ShowCoordinates Santas and Mrs. Claus who wish to show off their wardrobe a the convention and coordinates a special fashion show.Santa Larry Shaw and the Hoosier SantasLarry Shaw.Santa Larry Shaw
MerchandiseResponsible for the design and selection of convention logo merchandise that will be distributed or sold at the convention.
Parade ChairpersonsCoordinates the selection of Parade entries and directs the staging, timing and flow of the ParadeSanta Bill and Jeannie Pattison
\Parade Co-ChairmenCoordination af Santa units, vehicle entries, etc.Santa Roger Edmonds; & Santa Jim Herbermann
Photography / VideographySanta Bo Turner
Santa Vince Morvatz
Publicity / MarketingCreates marketing and promotion materials, plus media and publicity releasesSteve Eastis:
Security / First Aid / RadiosWill staff a location at the Headquarters Hotel and at major venues Santa Don White, Chairman;
Santa William Kenney
Santa Rick Brunkow
Registration / HotelsCoordinates all Convention registration, plus hotel, and show reservations. Will also coordiante with the Check-in ChairpersonTaunya Lay Taunya Laytaunya@bransonticket.com
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SNO-lympicsA special Event with competitive games for Santas and Mrs. ClausSanta Ron Campbell; Sant Joe and Genie SliferRon CampbellSanta Ron Campbell
Social Media CoordinatorMonitors all Social Media related to the Convention, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Special Programs and Closing CeremoniesSanta Claus Oath Foundation and Special ConsultantPhillip WenzPhillip Wenz
Transportation Coordinates the fleet of buses that will run between all hotels, venues and special shows.Randy GabrelcikRandy Gabrelcik.2jpgdgabrelcik@frontiernet.net
Volunteer / ManpowerCoordinates all general volunteers and assists in making assignments to committeesSanta Dale ParrisDale and Trish Parris2coastalsanta@gmail.com
Welcome CommitteeCoordinates a team of volunteers who welcome all convention attendees and coordinates with Branson Ticket and Travel the distribution of packets to all registered Convention attendeesMrs. Claus Trish ParrisDale and Trish Parris2coastalsanta@gmail.com
WorkshopsResponsible for reviewing and selecting those workshops to be presented at the Convention. Laisions with Logistics for room set-upsSanta Bob Elkin bob elkin cusanta@santatb.com