Meet The Committee

Greg Liepert

Member of the Cullman Elks Lodge and the VFW.  He is a veteran of the Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He served in the Alabama Army National Guard. He is responsible for recruiting military ground exhibits.

Dan Stevens

Member of the Cullman Elks Lodge and VFW Auxiliary, Dan is responsible for event publicity.  Dan is local independent agent for Medicare Insurance and Information.

Charlie Craven

Charlie Craven is a member in the Cullman Elks Lodge and works at Cullman Cabinet Supply. He is serving as our director of logistics and venue parking.

Jerry Willibey

Jerry Willibey is the Treasurer of our Veterans Celebration Committee. He is responsible for fundraising from Cullman City and County Government and from the CCCDC. He is a former member of the USAF and is a Vietnam Veteran. He is also a past Commander of Cullman VFW Post 2214.

Colonel Ken Brown

Colonel Ken Brown, USAF (RET) is a trustee in the Cullman Elks Lodge and a Vietnam Veteran.  He is serving as the chairman of the Elks / Veterans committee.  He is responsible for the annual event.

Gwen Parker

Gwen Parker is in charge of all event fundraising from the greater Cullman Area business community. She is the Senior Vice President of People's Bank of Alabama, a former Exhalted Ruler of the Cullman Elks Lodge and a former State President of the Alabama Elks.

Jackie Ridgeway

Jackie Ridgeway is a member of the Cullman Elks Lodge.  He served with the Alabama Army National Guard.  He is responsible for the fair parade float and other special projects.

Matt Clayton

Matt Clayton is Cullman's own US Army recruiter.  He has just recently joined the committee to help honor our veterans.

Lynn Jones

Lynn Jones is our Event Food Director. She finds, signs and supervises our food vendors who serve the public. She also runs the Elks Crew that cooks and serves lunch to our veterans and spouses. Lynn is very active in all aspects of the Cullman Elks Lodge and recently retired from Walmart in Cullman.


Candace Reppond

Candace Reppond is the Webmaster.  She is a past Senior Vice Commander for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214.  She is a veteran of the Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.   She is the Founder / President of Fallen Heroes, Inc.