6555 Shier Rings Rd.
Dublin, OH 43016
Meet the Events team that manages the Dublin Irish Festival. In addition to managing a number of additional events for the City of Dublin, the Dublin Irish Festival is a year round focus for the City of Dublin Events Administration team.
Alison LeRoy has worked for the City of Dublin since 1998 and is an integral part of Dublin events. Alison received a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a master’s degree at the University of Michigan. Before coming to Dublin, she worked in public relations and event planning in both the not-for-profit and corporate sector.
As Event Manager, Alison oversees the division operations. She coordinates logistics and safety planning for all events and the entertainment booking for Independence Day and the Dublin Irish Festival. She also coordinates the vendors and the cultural areas of the Festival.
Mary Jo DiSalvo
Mary Jo DiSalvo has served as an Event Administrator for the City of Dublin since 2000. Having received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Arts in Communications from the University of Dayton, she has spent the past twenty five years working extensively in media relations, marketing, and promotions.
As an Event Administrator, Mary Jo manages marketing, media relations, promotions and corporate sponsorship for City of Dublin sponsored events. Mary Jo also manages all three VIP Club areas of the Dublin Irish Festival, and oversees the promotion of our event honorees including the Dublin Irish Festival Honorary Chair, Independence Day Grand Marshal and St. Patrick’s Day Grand Leprechaun.
Trish Lackey has worked for the City of Dublin since 1999, and the Events Administration division since 2010. Trish is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Education and Sports Leadership. Prior to her employment with the City of Dublin, Trish worked in hospitality management at Marriott International, as well as in retail management.
Trish manages both the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day and the Independence Day parades. She also coordinates beverage logistics for the Dublin Irish Festival, which includes the Sharing o’ the Green Program. In addition, Trish oversees parking and transportation, the Dublin Irish Festival/IGS Energy 5K and Kids Dash, and as an avid dog lover, oversees the Celtic Canines Committee.
Jeremy Gerstacker joined the City of Dublin Events Administration team in February 2013. In 2011, Jeremy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Business from the University of Mount Union. In 2012, he finished the Sports Administration program at Xavier University to receive his Masters of Education. In his five years of experience within the events industry, Jeremy has interned as a Team Leader and Head of On-Court Operations for the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio known as the Western and Southern Open. He has also coordinated on-course entertainment for the American Heart Association’s Heart Mini-Marathon, also in Cincinnati, Ohio.
As Event Coordinator, Jeremy continues to manage signage for City of Dublin events. In addition, Jeremy coordinates the Sunday services, sports programming, the Wee Folk area, and guest services for the Dublin Irish Festival. He is also responsible for teen outreach and contests at events year around.
Sara O’Malley joined the City of Dublin Events Administration staff in May 2012 as an expert in public and media relations. Having received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from Bowling Green State University, Sara has spent the past nine years working in public and media relations, social media and event planning. Her career portfolio includes experience working for a small non-profit, to a small business, to a multi-million dollar corporation and currently city government.
Utilizing her background in technology and social media, Sara aids the Events team in media relations, social media content creation and promotion, various writing tasks, and more. She is also involved in sponsorship assistance and event photography for each event. She is a self proclaimed “utility player” that as a life-long Dublin resident has a passion for the Dublin Irish Festival.