The American Folk Festival has eliminated the position of development director. According to festival director, Heather McCarthy, Mary Brann was fired last week. McCarthy says it was strictly to save money. She says they are currently working through other changes, but would not give details. She also would not say how much needs to be trimmed from the budget. Brann focused on fundraising for the event and McCarthy says others will take on that duty. This year the American Folk Festival came up $75,000 short from breaking even.