2014 Director General, Ben Shaffer
Ben Shaffer will be serving as the 2014 Director General after serving four years as Assistant Director. Shaffer is employed as a Regional Program Manager for the West Virginia Division of Highways and is the President of MR2 Environmental Solutions, Inc. He is the Treasurer of the Elkins Kiwanis Club and Secretary for Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League. Shaffer and his wife, Lisa, have previous experience volunteering for the festival. Along with coordinating the Cross Country Races, Security and Publicity, Ben will work closely with Deputy Director General, Lydia Jones to implement nearly 100 events in the 2014 festival.