Executive Director

Kate Post

As one of the original creators of the Stockton Asparagus Festival 29 years ago, now its first Executive Director, Kate Post is by no means a newcomer to the special event business. She was awarded the 2004 Business Award by the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce Business Manager of the Year, recognizing her success, staying power and contribution to her profession and the greater Stockton community.

With an extensive background in public relations, Post has served in high profile positions working for The Grupe Company, A.G. Spanos Companies, as Executive Director of the Stockton San Joaquin Convention and Visitors Bureau, and co-founder Vice President of GAMUT Promotions and Advertising., the event planning firm that created and coordinated many festivals in California, including the Dry Bean Festival.

Under the leadership of Executive Director, Kate Post, the Festival Board of Directors, 60 committees, and 5500 volunteers, this huge organization runs efficiently to produce “Best of The West Food Fest.” This award winning festival has donated over $5.8 million to date to 129 charities that volunteer each year at the festival. We think you’ll find her “spear-it” contagious!