The Board of Directors of the Alameda County Fair Association has selected Jerome Hoban as the Fair's new Chief Executive Officer.
He replaces Rick Pickering, who left the Alameda County Fair in December 2012 to accept the General Manager position at the California State Fair.
Hoban has been the Chief Executive Officer for the Orange County Fair and earlier served as its Vice President, Operations. He has worked at the Orange County Fair for over 20 years in the areas of Fair Management and facility operations. His experience includes master planning, facility maintenance, marketing, sales, community relations, sponsorships and competitive exhibits.
Hoban is a graduate of the College of Agriculture Business at Cal State San Luis Obispo, as well as Pepperdine University, where he earned his Masters in Business Administration.
Janet Lockhart, President of the Alameda County Fair Board commented,
"We are excited to work with Jerome Hoban as our new CEO," said Janet Lockhart, President of the Alameda County Fair Board. "Jerome's experience and commitment to the Fair Industry is a great fit for the Alameda County Fair Association."
"It is a great privilege to be asked to lead the Alameda County Fair team," Hoban responded. "The organization has a great reputation in the Fair Industry and in its community. I'm looking forward to being part of the Fair's long history and tradition."
Planning is currently under way for the 101st Alameda County Fair. The 2013 Fair will celebrate with a theme of "Summer Fun Starts Here," and will run from June 19 through July 7; closed on Mondays.
For more information, visit the Fair's website at www.alamedacountyfair.com or call 925-426-7600.