The Central Washington State Fair has a new leader. The Board of Directors of the Central Washington Fair Association have announced they've hired Kathy Kramer as President and CEO of the Central Washington State Fair. She replaces longtime President Greg Stewart who is retiring after 48 years with the fair association. His official retire date is December 31.
Kramer is expected to begin her new job on February 1 of 2020.
A news release says she has a diverse background with for-profit, government and non-profit organizations. Most recently Kramer was CEO of the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. She was in that position for five years. The release says "prior to that she was with Northlands in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where she was the Vice President of Business Operations. Previously, she was Deputy Director of the Phoenix Convention Center and Venues, Vice President of Convention Sales & Marketing for Century Link Center in Omaha, Midwest Regional Director of Sales & Marketing for Six Continents Hotels and Resorts and Director of Sales & Marketing for Harrah’s Casino and Hotel. She holds a CFE (Certified Facility Executive) from the International Association of Venue Managers and is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)."