- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

FAIRLEA, W.Va. (AP) - The CEO of the State Fair of West Virginia is resigning to take a similar post in Virginia.

Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe will end her 25-year affiliation with the State Fair of West Virginia on Jan. 13. She gave notice to Mountain State exposition’s board this week.

She told the Register-Herald (https://bit.ly/1u8HK8M ) that she wasn’t really looking to change jobs but said the new position is an opportunity to rebuild the fair in Virginia.

Pierson-Jolliffe will serve as vice president of operations for Commonwealth Fair and Events, an arm of the Virginia Farm Bureau.

The farm bureau took over the fair a few years ago after the company that moved it from Richmond to Doswell went bankrupt and the agency ended a brief partnership with a subsequent buyer.


Information from: The Register-Herald, https://www.register-herald.com

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