NE State Fair Administration Office
Office Hours Monday -Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
308-382-1620
501 E. Fonner Park Rd., #200
P.O. Box 1387
Grand Island, NE
68801/68802
Contact@statefair.org

Executive Board

  • Bob Haag
  • Secretary, District 4, Indianola
  • Beth Smith
  • Chairman, Governor Appointee, Lincoln
  • Dawn Caldwell
  • Vice Chairman, Governor Appointee, Edgar
Boyd Strope
  • Boyd Strope
  • Treasurer, District 7, Oneill

District Members (County Agricultural Society Districts)

  • Chuck Rolf
  • District 2, Albion
  • Steve Wehrbein
  • District 1, Plattsmouth
  • Jeff Kliment
  • District 2, Valparaiso
Lanna Hubbard
  • Lanna Hubbard
  • District 6, Mitchell
Kevin Jorgensen
  • Kevin Jorgensen
  • District 5, St. Paul

Governor Appointees

  • Chris Kircher
  • Governor Appointee, Omaha
  • Jeremy Jensen
  • Governor Appointee, Grand Island

Ex Officio Members

  • Kathleen Lodl
  • 4-H, Lincoln
Ryan Hassebrook
  • Ryan Hassebrook
  • FFA, Raymond

Staff

  • Jaime Parr
  • Chief of Sales & Service
  • Scott Yound
  • Operations Manager
  • Kelly O'Brien
  • Livestock & Competitive Exhibits Manager
  • Tish Eckstrom
  • Executive Assistant
  • Laura Hurley
  • Experiential Partnerships
  • Gretchen Kirchmann
  • Aksarben Strategic Development
  • Janna Kuklis
  • Sales Deputy
  • Shelby Leonhard
  • Aksarben Operations Manager
  • Judy Trent
  • Office Assistant
  • Bill Ogg
  • Executive Director