Old Spanish Days Announces 2020 Leadership Team for 96th Fiesta

Posted October 10, 2019

Old Spanish Days Announces 2020 Leadership Team for 96th Fiesta
El Presidente Erik Davis to lead historic organization

SANTA BARBARA, CA – October 10, 2019 – Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara is
pleased to announce the leadership team for Fiesta 2020. The elected team
includes the Executive Committee comprised of: El Presidente, Erik Davis; La
Primera Vice Presidente, Stephanie Petlow; El Segundo Vice Presidente, Alex
Castellanos; El Secretario, David Bolton; and La Tesorera, Maria Cabrera. The
elected Division Chiefs include: Division Chief of Celebrations Michelle Bischoff;
Division Chief of Dance & Entertainment Andrea Caplan; Division Chief of External
Relations Angelique Davis; Division Chief of Marketplaces Angela Miller-Bevan;
and Division Chief of Pageantry Brian Schwabecher.

"I love how our entire community embraces the true spirit of Fiesta when we
come together to celebrate our community and it’s long-held traditions,'' said El
Presidente Erik Davis. “On behalf of the leadership team and the entire dedicated
board of directors, we can’t wait to put on another spectacular Fiesta!”

Now in its 96 th year, Fiesta is unique among festivals in that it is run by a volunteer
Board of Directors and supported by only one full-time staff member. The Board
of Directors annually elects an El Presidente or La Presidenta who presides over
the Board, and serves as the general manager of the organization. The Primer Vice
Presidente is responsible for the operations of the entire organization and the
Segundo Vice Presidente is responsible for raising the funds that allows the
historical festival to continue. The Division Chiefs oversee all of the volunteer
committees that support 19 official Old Spanish Days events and activities in 14
venues city-wide.

In 2020, Fiesta will take place in various locations around the city starting August
5 to August 9. First held in 1924, Fiesta celebrates a period of romance and
hospitality through pageantry, dance, music, costume and cuisine. Old Spanish
Days in Santa Barbara, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation dedicated to
honoring and preserving Santa Barbara’s history, spirit, culture, heritage and
traditions. Visit www.sbfiesta.org for more information.