Joined Fair Association: 1997
Bernard Bernstein was named Fair director in 2004. He serves on the board of directors for the Fairplex Child Development Center, Pomona Community Committee and LACFA finance & compensation committee. He is managing partner of Bernstein and Rathman Inc., certified public accountants in Pomona. He is affiliated with a number of service organizations including treasurer of Pomona Rotary Club and a trustee for Cal Poly Associates. He is also on the board of directors at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and American Red Cross in addition as a trustee of Pomona Valley Hospital Foundation. Bernstein is past president of the Pomona Chamber of Commerce, California Jaycee Foundation and serves as a member of LeRoy Haynes Finance committee and city of Pomona investment committee. His firm was named Small Business of the Year in 1996 and he was awarded Pomona's Community Service Award in 2001. He is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona and a native of Phoenixville, Penn.
Joined Fair Association: 1990
Robert Dukes was named Fair director in 2003. He currently serves as LACFA secretary, chair of bylaws committee, chair of the Claremont community committee, as a board member of The Learning Centers and member of LACFA strategic planning committee. He is a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge and formerly had a private law practice. Dukes served as Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney from 1976-1981. He is a member of the board of directors at LeRoy Haynes Center for Children in La Verne and Parkhill School for Autistic Children in West Hills. He is a former Adjunct Professor Law, University of La Verne Law School. Dukes earned a B.A. from University of Redlands and a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law. He is a native of Pomona, Calif.
Joined Fair Association: 2009
William Fox was named director-elect in 2011 and director in 2012. He is the former president of William Fox Group and William Fox Homes Inc. located in Ontario, CA. He is chair of The Learning Centers board;, a member of the Fairtime Learning committee; member of the governance and nominating committee, finance and compensation committee, Junior Fair Board committee and Claremont committee for the L.A. County Fair where he serves as chair of the Yellow Bus committee. He is a member of Claremont School District 7-11 committee and Claremont School Asset Advisory committee. Bill is a graduate of University of Southern California with a degree in business administration. He is a resident of Claremont.
Joined Fair Association: 2004
Sue Hyland became a director in 2009. She serves as board member for the Fairplex Child Development Center; chair of The Learning Centers board;, member of The Learning Centers fundraising committee and member of LACFA audit committee, Hall of Fame committee, and strategic planning committee . Also on Fairplex Child Development Center fund development committee. She previously served on the Capital Campaign Cabinet for the Child Development Center, celebrating the results of the Center's first capital campaign, with donations of more than $2 million. She is owner and chairman of the board of The Claremont Club; and, named Business Woman of the Year in 2002-03 and awarded Claremont Chamber's nationally recognized Athena Award. She served on Foundation Board at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and on the board of Claremont Red Cross. She resides in Claremont.
Joined Fair Association: 2002
Linda Keagle was named a Fair director in 2003. She I serves on the finance and compensation, nominating and governance committees. She is vice chair of the community committee and chair of the Upland community committee. She also served as a judge in the Fair's Creative department and the Wines of the World packaging design competition. Linda is a restaurateur and an owner and founder of Cask 'n Cleaver restaurants and also owns the historic Sycamore Inn in Rancho Cucamonga. She was named a Woman of Distinction in the California 63rd Assembly District in 2006. She was named Entrapreneur of the Year by the Riverside Press Enterprise in 2011. She is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier International and has served on the board of Upland Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Governors of Webb Schools. Linda is a native of Evanston, Illinois and a graduate of Northern Illinois University, She resides in Upland.
Joined Fair Association: 1990
Art Ludwick was named chairman of the board in January 2012, having served as a Fair director since 2002. He is past chairman of LACFA's finance & compensation committee, the strategic planning committee and the investment committee. He also serves on the Glendora community committee. He is retired chief financial officer and senior vice president of Rain Bird Corporation and currently serves on its board of directors as non-executive chairman of the board. He is a member of Glendora Kiwanis and chairman emeritus of Foothill Hospital Foundation. He also serves on the board of directors of Citrus Valley Health partners. He formerly served as chairman of the Glendora Parks and Recreations Commission. He is a graduate of Stanford University, earning a B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Civil Engineering Administration. He and wife Sarah were named Citizens of the Year by the Glendora Chamber of Commerce in 1987, and were honored at the 2004 L.A. County Fair Premiere Party for their many years of community service and dedication to education. Art is a native of San Luis Obispo, CA.
Ciriaco "Cid" Pinedo
Joined Fair Association: 2010
Cid Pinedo was named director-elect in 2011and director in 2012. He is the Associate Superintendent for the Chaffey Community College District. He is on The Learning Centers fundraising committee. He is active in the community serving as past chairman of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, secretary/treasurer of the SG Children's Center and board member of the Network of California Community College Foundations. He chaired the city of La Verne Planning Commission 2009-10. Pinedo has a bachelor's degree from St. John's Seminary and a doctorate in organizational leadership from University of La Verne.
Joined Fair Association: 2006
John Solomon was named director in 2010. He is owner and president of Liquorama in Upland, for 11 years and a self-described serious fine wine aficionado. He serves finance and compensation committee, governance and nominating committee, and TLC board. Also is a member of TLC fundraising committee and community committees. He is chair of Chino Hills' community committee & serves on Upland community committee. Also serves on PVHMC foundation board and is a member of Upland Chamber of Commerce. He writes monthly wine columns for Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and Inland Empire Magazine. He served as a judge in the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits competition. He is an AYSO soccer coach. John has tasted more than 5,000 wines in career. He is a native of Detroit, Mich.
Joined Fair Association: 2001
Ronald Vera was named Fair director in 2002. He is an attorney and partner in the law firm of Vera & Barbosa in Claremont. He serves on the LACFA's investment and audit committee and La Verne Blue Ribbon committee. He is a former adjunct professor of law at Loyola Marymount University's School of Law and serves on the board of Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and the California Community Foundation and the California Consortium of Education Foundation. He earned a B.S. from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctorate law degree from UCLA. Ron is a native of Pomona, Calif.
Joined Fair Association: 2010
Thomas Hsieh was named director in July 2012. He is CEO of SplinterRock, a technology consulting and brokerage firm, since 2007. He was formerly with EarthLink for more than 10 years. He serves on the Fair's Junior Fair Board committee. He is actively involved with numerous non-profit organizations including as founding president of the board of Pomona Hope, which operates a community center, after-school program, computer lab and more including housing services in partnership with city of Pomona and Habitat for Humanity. Hsieh also serves with Servant Partners, an international organization providing community transformation in the world's poorest areas. He earned an executive MBA from Drucker School of Management and a bachelor of science degree in Physics from Harvey Mudd College.