GEBA is managed by a Board of Directors. Elections for the Board are held in November. Functional Areas (Committees) are managed by individual Chairpersons, reporting to a Board Liaison. General Membership Meetings are held three times per year, at various locations so as to spread travel time for the Membership. Prospective Members are encouraged and welcome to attend the General Membership Meetings to learn about the activities of GEBA and ballooning.

John Piper
Michael DePew
Robin Smith
Tim Strand
Bruce Byberg
Karen Ivanyo
Mike Shrum


Term Ends – November of Year
John Piper 2024
Michael Depew 2024
Tim Strand 2026
Robin Smith 2026
Bruce Byberg 2025
Karen Ivanyo 2025
Mike Shrum 2025


Committee Chairperson Board Liaison
Competition Bob Mueller Bruce Byberg
Crew Achievement William Miller Karen Ivanyo
Education Kevan Williams Emelia Bernava
Social Media Lani Diemicke Karen Ivanyo
Festival Relations Michael DePew Michael DePew
Good & Welfare Robin Smith Robin Smith
Landowner Relations
Landowner & Mapping
Karen Bowker
Karen BowkerKeith Sproul
Bruce Byberg
Mike Shrum
Membership Karen Bowker Robin Smith
Newsletter Joe Pluck Mike Shrum
Photo Contest Kenny Adamsbaum Robin Smith
Products Robin Smith Robin Smith
Safety Seminar Tony Saxton – Co-Chair
Dawn Chase – Co-Chair
Michael DePew
Social Fern Katzman Lackowitz – Co-Chair John Piper
Website Hélène Viens Emelia Bernava