CIBS Board of Directors

CIBS Committees

  • CALENDAR EDITOR: Bryan Farland
    Maintains CIBS online calendar. Email submissions to
  • EDUCATION: Steve Vasquez
    Administer all programs funded through the Carol Thomas Memorial Endowment Fund, including Blues in the Schools and the Webster-Wagner Scholarship
    Identifying, organizing and facilitating fundraising and grant-writing efforts for the society
  • IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE: Scott Allen & Jeff Duskin
    Organizing and administering of the Iowa Blues Challenge. Act as liaison with participating acts and sponsoring Blues Societies
  • IOWA BLUES HALL OF FAME : Bryan Church
    Identification of potential inductees and selection of inductees to the IBHOF. Act as liaison with members of the Hall. Maintenance of IBHOF displays
  • MARKETING: LaRayne Lilley
    Preparation and distribution of society press releases. Coordinating advertising for society functions. Act as liaison with event sponsors
  • MEDIA: Jen Taylor
    Publication of newsletter, website and social media
  • MERCHANDISE: Jeff Duskin
    Maintenance of merchandise inventories and organization of merchandising activities
  • PRODUCTION: Deb Bodson
    Facilities arrangements and volunteer staffing for all society events
  • TALENT: Philip Snyder
    Booking of talent for society functions and negotiation and execution of contracts relating thereto. Maintenance of an up-to-date directory of area talent, including contact information

Mailing Address

Central Iowa Blues Society
PO Box 13016
Des Moines, IA 50310-0016