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Experts in Meetings, Sales Incentives, Sports Hospitality and Destination Management.

A certified Woman-Owned Business…celebrating thirty-six years in the meeting and event industry, Dallas Fan Fares has a long history of serving corporate customers in the design, coordination, and execution of Meetings, Sales Incentives, Sports Hospitality and Destination Management throughout the world.

Dallas Fan Fares is currently ranked among the “Top 25 Destination Management Companies” and “Top Diversity Companies” in the nation. Our employees and our team of associates work exclusively for Dallas Fan Fares in the hospitality industry. Our staff represents a broad range of ages, backgrounds, and skill sets. It is the blend of these personalities and experience that is recognized by our customers as a valuable resource.

Our Management Team

Kaye Burkhardt

President

Founded Dallas Fan Fares in 1980

  • Started Dallas Fan Fares with a passion for sports and 50 season tickets to Dallas Cowboys games, intending to work eight Sundays a year, selling conventioneers packaged tours to the games.
  • Has grown Dallas Fan Fares to a successful Global Event Planning company specializing in Corporate Meetings, Incentives, Destination Management and Sports Hospitality including Super Bowl, College Football National Championship, Masters, and more.
  • As a mother of four children, carpooling and logistical planning naturally drew her to the hospitality industry.
  • Former special education teacher.
  • Graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and honored with “Outstanding Alumni Award.”

Jill Belyea

Vice-President of Sales

Joined Dallas Fan Fares in July 2003

  • Integral in growing Dallas Fan Fares client base from primarily healthcare meetings to a variety of industries such as technology, retail, restaurants, food & beverage, financial, media, and insurance.
  • Prior to joining Dallas Fan Fares, was a top sales performer with both the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars; in fact, Dallas Fan Fares was one of her most valued clients.
  • Won two State Championships in high school and was a member of the University of Texas Tennis Team – HOOK EM!
  • Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in the Business Honors Program with a double major in marketing.

Andra Craven

Vice-President of Operations

Joined Dallas Fan Fares in July 2002

  • Brings a wealth of experience in planning and executing a wide variety of programs ranging in attendance from 10-4,000 both domestic and international, inclusive of corporate meetings, incentive travel, charity events, and sports hospitality events such as NCAA Final Four, Masters, Super Bowl, College Football National Championship, and the PGA Championship.
  • Leads a talented and professional Operations team of Program Managers, Program Coordinators, and Travel Associates.
  • Received “40 under 40” recognition from the Dallas Business Journal.
  • Graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Karen Evans

Vice-President of Accounting

Joined Dallas Fan Fares in January 1996

  • Started at Dallas Fan Fares part-time but quickly decided that the people and the environment were so enjoyable, she wanted to stay all day.
  • Before relocating to Dallas, was the Manager of Accounting Services for Texas Tech University.
  • Spent several years as CEO of the Evans family, serving on PTO Boards, cheering for her son and daughter from the bleachers, and cheering from the streets for her husband in marathons.
  • Graduated from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration.