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The Fairplex Insider blog gives you a behind-the-scenes, inner-circle perspective on the more than 500 year-round activities at Fairplex from “Scoopster,” a blogger with extraordinary access to information and tips.

 
 
 
Media Guide

Welcome!
 
 

Officers

Michael J. Ortiz
Chairman of the Board
Joined Fair Association: 2003
Named LACFA director in 2011, vice chairman of the board in January 2012 and chairman of the board in 2014. Now retired, he was the fifth president of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, a position he held since Aug. 2003.

James Henwood
President and Chief Executive Officer
Joined Fair Association: 1995
Named president and CEO of the Los Angeles County Fair Association in November 1995, one of only four managers or presidents since the Fair’s inception in 1922. He guides the vision and implementation of the mission and growth strategies of the non-profit association.

Dale Coleman
Vice President - Business Growth & Development and Chief Revenue Officer
Joined Fair Association: 1990
Named vice president of sales, marketing and creative programming in 2002 and assumed the title of vice president of business growth & development and chief revenue officer in 2012. He provides leadership and serves as the arbiter for all revenue initiatives at Fairplex including all business revenues, internal and external and all business development opportunities.

Michelle DeMott
Vice President-Branding & Knowledge Management
Joined Fair Association: 1998
Michelle was named vice president of branding and knowledge management in April 2012. She was previously director of marketing and communications since 2007. She oversees marketing, communications, branding and the LACFA’s community outreach programs.

Elin Dowd
Vice President and Executive Director TLC at Fairplex
Joined Fair Association: 2013
Named vice president and executive director TLC at Fairplex in 2014. Elin provides leadership for all aspects of The Learning Centers including fundraising development and focusing on strategic initiatives to grow the business and the institution in general.

John Gilbert
Vice President-Business Management
Joined Fair Association: 2013
Named vice president of business management in 2013. John oversees master food concession contract for Fairplex, Cornucopia LLC, Event Management, Event Production Services and KOA RV Park.

Dwight Richards
Vice President-Operations
Joined Fair Association: 1997
Named vice president of operations in 2001. Dwight oversees facilities, security, parking, admissions, environmental services, information technology, government relations and capital investment.

Michael Seder
Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Joined Fair Association: 1984
Named CFO in 1989, after serving as corporate controller, controller and assistant controller. He oversees all financial activities, including accounting, payroll, corporate financing, and treasury functions. He also oversees the Child Development Center, Human Resources departments and risk management.




Directors

Bernard Bernstein 

Ron Bolding

William Fox - co-chair

Heidi Hanson

John Landherr

Christina Loza

Stephen Morgan

Ciriaco "Cid" Pinedo

John Solomon

Thomas Hsieh

 

 

 

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01.05.2015
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11.17.2014
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11.07.2014
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11.03.2014
LACFA Board Welcomes New Members

11.01.2014
The 2015 Los Angeles County Fair Dates Announced

07.01.2014
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