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Dan Cheney Named Interim Manager of Wyoming State Fair
– By Wyoming State Fair Staff
The Wyoming State Fair Board is pleased to announce that Dan Cheney has been named Interim Manager of the Wyoming State Fair while a search is conducted for a full-time Manager.
A Wyoming native, Cheney grew up on a ranch and competed as a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association card-carrying steer wrestler. Cheney brings years of experience and expertise in all levels of the fair, festival, and rodeo industries to the Wyoming State Fair. He has served as COO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, president and CEO of Cheyenne Frontier Days, founder/CEO/president of Forbes Capital Business Group Inc., director of global marketing and business development for Pro Equine Group, and general manager of The Show Place Arena in Memphis, Tennessee.
“Dan’s background and accomplishments in this industry will be an incredible asset to the Wyoming State Fair as we plan and prepare for the 2019 Fair,” said Joe Rankin, Wyoming State Fair Board Chairman. “While the Board searches for a full-time manager, we know the 2019 Fair is in good hands with Dan. His expertise and perspective will help make the 2019 Wyoming State Fair a successful and exciting event in this time of transition.”
Cheney has a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics from the University of Wyoming and a MBA from the University of Memphis.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be named Interim Manager of the Wyoming State Fair” said Cheney. “As a Wyoming native, I’m excited to help the State Fair Board bridge the gap to a full-time Manager and be a part of putting on this great event that impacts so many in our State in 2019.”
With an Interim Manager in place, the Wyoming State Fair Board will now start the process of selecting the full-time Manager of the Wyoming State Fair. The permanent Wyoming State Fair Manager is expected to be named following the 2019 Wyoming Sate Fair.
The 2019 Wyoming State Fair will take place on August 13-17, 2019 in Douglas, Wyoming. For more information on the Wyoming State Fair, visit http://www.wystatefair.com/
The Wyoming State Fair Board will meet Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Douglas, Wyoming.
The meeting will take place on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in the Ag Hall Conference Room and will begin at 10:00 am and is scheduled to adjourn at 11:25 am. During the meeting, the board will approve expenditures, review upcoming sub-committee meeting dates, recess and convene an executive session to consider candidate for Interim State Fair Manager, take necessary action of executive session, and any other business as needed. The Board will have an executive session at 10:15 am and there will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.
Times are tentative and subject to change without notice. If the Board finishes one topic they will proceed to the next topic.
The Wyoming State Fairgrounds is located at 400 W. Center St. in Douglas, Wyoming. For more information on the meeting, an agenda, call in information, or more information on the Wyoming State Fair Board, contact 307-358-2398.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available for individuals with disabilities upon request in advance of the meeting.
To view the agenda with the call in number and code, CLICK HERE