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Michal W. Wiesbrock

Arthritis Foundation
Executive Director |Central Coast Office

Michal began his event career 25 years ago working on the special events team for Walt Disney World’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. Over the next 15 years with Walt Disney World, he worked various roles in marketing, media relations, and PR including VIP and talent handling. He received a certificate in fundraising management from the University of Washington in 2008 and since then has focused his attention on non-profit events.

After spending 2 years organizing events and galas in Seattle, Michal moved to southern California. In 2009, he took on the role of Director of Development for Santa Barbara International Film Festival and helped expand their sponsorship base. This past summer, he accepted the position of executive director for the Arthritis Foundation Central Coast and now oversees Santa Barbara’s oldest and original food and wine event – Taste of the Town – which is the largest fundraiser in support of the Arthritis Foundation in Santa Barbara. The 2-day event draws over 40 wineries, breweries, and sprit providers together with 40 of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers. Taste of the Town is celebrating its 36th anniversary in 2017.

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