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WHO
WE ARE

WFBCEF was created as a tax-exempt non-profit in 2015 to maximize the engagement by the US in World Expos

WHO
WE ARE

WFBCEF was created as a tax-exempt non-profit in 2015 to maximize the engagement by the US in World Expos – including those held outside the US. Our three big milestones include

  1. Organizing the national campaign to gain approval of US re-joining the Bureau des International Expositions (BIE), clearing the path for Minnesota, Houston, and other cities to bid to host. This included unanimous support from both Houses of Congress and from Presidents Obama, Trump, and Biden

  2. Successfully lobbying the member governments of the BIE in the vote to allow Minnesota to compete in the final round in our very first try in 2017.

Providing the financial support needed to re-submit Minnesota’s proposal to host, including all expenses related to the completion of the approval process by President Bid and the filing of Minnesota’s formal application with the BIE.

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BOARD
OF DIRECTORS

Mark Ritchie

Board Chair

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Wendy Meadley

Secretary & Treasurer

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Basil Ajuo

Board Member

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Deanna Nord

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Phoenix Eyre

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Jennifer Bonine

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Maria Dayton

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Shawn Edwards

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