OUR TEAM

Our team is our most valuable resource and the main reason for our success. Learn more about their accomplishments and the experience they offer in planning and presenting our events.

Bill Miller Jr.
Co-Owner/Founder
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Bill Miller, Jr., is the co-owner and co-founder of Carlisle Events, a title he has held since 1974 when he and the late Chip Miller (no relation) hosted Post War ’74. The Carlisle Events concept and Post War event came to fruition after Chip and Bill were “asked to leave” a local show because the vehicle they were showing was not deemed to be an antique car. By giving a home to all types of vehicles, specifically those manufactured post-war, the Millers took a singular show, now known as Fall Carlisle, and turned their passion into a business that is responsible for nearly $100 million in local economic impact. In addition to being the leader of the company, Bill works closely with many non-profit organizations, including the local branch of The Salvation Army...

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Lance Miller
Co-Owner
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Lance is the son of Chip Miller, co-founder of Carlisle Events, who in the early ‘70s formed Carlisle Events with his good friend Bill Miller, Jr. (no relation). Over the course of thirty-six years, Carlisle Events has grown from two car events to currently hosting 10 car events a season, including the world’s largest Corvette Show, Corvettes at Carlisle and the new Carlisle Car Auctions. Corvettes at Carlisle attracts over 50,000 visitors during a three-day period with over 2,700 registered Fun Field participants. Lance began running the Corvette show after the passing of his father Chip from a rare disease called Amyloidosis. Lance was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1972. He literally grew up at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. To quote him, “I’ve done everything from cutting grass to garbage patrol to event management. There really is nothing in this business that I haven’t done.” Lance was raised in an automotive environment from the time he was born. In Lance’s case, Corvettes were always in the fore front, as his father, Chip, was and still is recognized as one of the foremost experts and leaders in the Corvette hobby...

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Bill Miller III
Co-Owner
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Bill Miller, III is the son of Carlisle Events co-founder and co-owner Bill Miller, Jr. At Carlisle, Bill III is directly involved with all things auction. Carlisle Auctions currently holds 4 auctions a season with a few more possibilities in our sights. Miller assumed a more hands on role with Carlisle Events following the passing of Chip Miller. During that time frame, he and Lance Miller began overseeing the day to day operations. This partnership, along with the continued involvement of Bill Miller, Jr. has allowed Bill III to further enhance the Carlisle brand...

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Harold Brandt
Chief Financial Officer
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Harold Brandt has been with Carlisle Events for 10 years and is the company’s Chief Financial Officer. As part of his duties, Harold is responsible for all company finances, including payroll and monies associated with all access gates at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. Harold also oversees company related human resource matters, show operations, risk management and other special projects...

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Jodi Morrison
Assistant to the Partners
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Jodi Morrison was hired in April 2011 as the Executive Assistant to the Partners of Carlisle Events. Jodi serves as the “right hand man” to Bill Miller, Jr., Bill Miller, III and Lance Miller. She assists the partners in various areas including special projects both show and non-show specific, event surveys and relations, vendor marketing and incentive programs, in addition to streamlining communications between departments. In 2013, Jodi also took on the roll as the Concessions Manager and is responsible for coordinating all of the on-site food concessions. Jodi is also the coordinator of the Women’s Oasis and Kids at Carlisle activity centers...

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Jim Vinarski
Director of Business & Event Development
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Jim Vinarski has been with Carlisle Events for nine years and currently serves as Director of the Business and Event Development department. In this role Jim is responsible for a variety of business related projects within the company. These projects range from sponsor relations to event management to strategic projects...

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Christine Smith
Director of Marketing
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Christine is a native of Central Pennsylvania and joined Carlisle Events in September of 2014 as Director of Marketing. Christine is responsible for the management of the talented marketing team and for the overall marketing and advertising strategy, key messaging, and media planning and relations for the organization’s events and auction business. In late 2015 Christine also assumed the role of Director of Event Development and is also responsible for managing the team dedicated to the overall planning and execution of the company’s 11 events....

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Ed Scholly
Assoc. Director of Business and Event Development
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Ed Scholly started working here at Carlisle Events in 2000 as the Associate Director of Business and Event Development with roles that have included Event Manager for the Carlisle Bike Fest, Carlisle Truck Nationals as well as management and development of other events. In his roles as event manager, Ed is responsible for the planning, preparation, logistics and execution of events. In addition, Ed works closely with the Marketing Department and the Business and Event Development staff to secure business partners for all events at Carlisle, including those partners located on the Manufactures Midway. Ed also assists the other event managers in the execution of their events during throughout the season. Finally Ed is one of the select few Carlisle Events staff members authorized to operate the company forklifts, aiding in the timely delivery of various products on site...

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Tim DeMark
Business Development/Event Manager
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Tim DeMark was born in Syracuse, New York and has been with Carlisle Events since February of 2014. Tim works in Business Development and not long after coming on board full-time was named event manager for Spring and Fall Carlisle...

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Ed Buczeskie
Event Manager
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Ed Buczeskie is a Carlisle, Pennsylvania native and has been with Carlisle Events since December 2006. Ed is the Event Manager for the Import & Performance Nationals and the Chrysler Nationals. In that capacity, Ed oversees the management of both events from the planning stages through the execution of each event. Ed’s primary function is to coordinate all aspects of each event by applying his knowledge of the industry, the vehicles and the market. Ed is responsible for booking all of the entertainment, including celebrities and guests, establishing the special displays, club relationships, design and layout of the event as well as procuring exhibits and test drives from vehicle manufacturers...

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Ken Appell
Event Manager
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Ken Appell is a recent addition to our company since September 2012 and is a native of Bel Air, Maryland. Ken came to us as originally a car enthusiast who not only attended our shows here but also had his vehicles selected for Invitational Displays multiple times. Ken is our Ford Nationals event manager and also works with other team members in the production of the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals and Chevrolet Nationals. Ken is responsible for those shows in aspects ranging from theme and displays to events within the shows and how it all comes together for your experience. Coming from the registered show attendee and car club leader backgrounds Ken has a wealth of fresh ideas and enhancements that can make our shows even better for you the enthusiast as he has been there just like you...

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Scott Berger
Director of Information Technology
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Scott Berger is a Philadelphia area native and has been with Carlisle events since 1997.  Scott is responsible for all aspects of Carlisle information technology including hardware, networking, programming and database management. He is also involved with the companys in-house video production...

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Mike Garland
Public Relations Manager
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Mike Garland is a Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania native and has been with Carlisle Events since January of 2011 as its Media Specialist. At Carlisle, Mike serves as a front line representative for the company by working closely with local, regional and national media before, during and after all Carlisle based events. Mike is responsible for the creation of company based press releases, social media posts, voicing radio and television commercials, event specific e-news content, recording of onsite public address announcements and assisting with customer relations. Mike also works as part of the Carlisle Events Marketing Department to properly promote and enhance the Carlisle Events brand...

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Rebecca Spahr
Print Production Manager
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Rebecca Spahr has been with Carlisle Events since January of 2001 as a Graphic Designer. She is responsible for the company's printed materials which include the event directories, event flyers and much more. During events, Rebecca helps our visitors with directions, vendor locations and other information from the Guest Services booth...

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Andrew Welsh
Graphic Designer
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Andrew is a native of central Pennsylvania and started with Carlisle Events in April of 2014. At Carlisle, Andrew primarily focuses on print related advertising and materials, but like many others at Carlisle, wears many hats. Just like others within his department, he also helps with photography, videography and at Guest Services on event weekends...

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Diane Vaughn
Director of Customer Relations
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Diane Vaughn is the Director of Customer Relations with Carlisle Events and has been with the company since 1982. Her value though, stretches well beyond her job title as she’s the longest tenured staff member (non-owner) at Carlisle. Diane has been with Carlisle so long that she humorously says she can’t recall half of her actual job description because according to her, “I just do it and don’t think about it.” Diane’s main focus is to manage the space assignments for all shows, including those in Auburn, Indiana. Diane deals directly with swap meet and car corral vendors to ensure their satisfaction when on site. In addition, Diane handles other items that support the events such as the ordering of tickets and vehicle passes, portable bathrooms, coordination of concession spaces with our Food Manager, special concerns of vendors and spectators, etc. A majority of the club/organization requests for door prizes and goody bag materials come through her as well as non-profit requests for funding. Diane also typically handles the rentals of the fairgrounds for other events and has been heavily involved in the community throughout her career here...

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Barb Loy
Customer Service Specialist
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Barb Loy is a long time employee of Carlisle Events, having started as a part-timer during the 1985 events season. At Carlisle, Barb is a front line representative for the company, talking with many of our vendors. She, in part, is responsible for getting show enthusiasts and vendors positioned and registered for each Carlisle based event...

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Tami DeMark
Customer Service Specialist
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Tami DeMark is a Newville PA native. Tami currently works in the front office as a Customer Service Specialist and has been here at Carlisle since January 5, 2015...

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Scott Amig
Facilities Director
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Scott Amig has been with Carlisle Events since 2011 and in 2016 was named Facilities Director...

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Russell Mason
Assistant Facilities Director
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Russell Mason is a Virginia native and current Marysville resident. Mason has been with Carlisle Events since 2006 and handles various automotive, plumbing, electrical, welding and metal fabrication duties. Like many of his maintenance co-workers, Mason is a jack of all trades and can frequently be found running from fence line to fence line during a show weekend, helping the thousands of attendees at any one of the ten Carlisle based events...

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Dwayne "Buzz" Frey
Facilities Assistant
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Buzz is a York Springs, Pennsylvania native and joined the Carlisle Events staff full time in February of 2012, though he has worked at Carlisle since March of 2010. Buzz earned his appointment with hard work and dedication to his position over the past two years, assisting with all phases of maintenance. As part of the maintenance staff, Buzz is hands on with buildings up keep, including carpentry, electrical and plumbing as well as grounds care...

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Flip Sayers
Facilities Assistant
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Flip Sayers is a Boiling Springs area native. At Carlisle, Flip assists with daily maintenance requests as needed, but primarily is in charge of the on grounds sanitation and the staff that diligently work to keep Carlisle PA Fairgrounds clean and tidy. As the sanitation manager, Sayers and his staff use over 600 trash cans annually filling up and disposing of nearly 40,000 50-gallon trash bags. Further, over the course of a season, Sayers’ staff stocks and disposes of more than 347 miles worth of toilet paper and another 112 miles of paper towel...

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Wayne Slaybaugh
Facilities Assistant
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Wayne has been at Carlisle Events since March 2013. At Carlisle, Wayne assists with daily maintenance requests as needed and handles various automotive, plumbing, electrical, welding and metal fabrication duties...

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