The next CEO/Manager of the Clay County Fair Association was announced this (Tues) afternoon.
Jerome Hertel will take over for Jeremy Parsons, who is leaving the Clay County Fair and Events Center after nearly 12 years to become the CEO/Manager of the Iowa State Fair. Hertel’s first day on the job will be April 17th.
Clay County Fair Board of Directors Chairman Steve Waller says Hertel brings years of fair experience, a solid management reputation, and a strong financial background, who understands the reputation of the “World’s Greatest County Fair”, and will continue to grow and expand the Fair.
Hertel, a South Dakota native, has 24 years of upper-level management experience in the fair industry. He has been the CEO of the Alaska State Fair since 2014. He has experience with county, state, and non-profit fairs, including a stint as Executive Director of the South Dakota State Fair from 2008 to 2014.