Meet our Board

 

Stephen J. Kenny (Board chairperson)
CEO of the Butte County Fair.
Represents fair classifications I and II.
Board term: February 6, 2019 – December 31, 2022.

P.O. Box 308
199 E. Hazel St.
Gridley, CA 94948
Phone: (530) 846-3626
Fax: (530) 846-5924
email: skenny@buttecountyfair.org
Website: www.buttecountyfair.org

 

Jack Blyskal, Public Member (Vice-chairperson)
Elected by the five Fair Classification System board members. Jack brings more than 40 years of claim management experience to the CFSA board, including 15 years in public entity/joint powers authority service.

Alternate: Marianne Stuart, (916) 804-6430

 

Dan Jacobs
CEO of the Antelope Valley Fair.
Represents fair classifications III though VII.
Board term: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2020.

Antelope Valley Fair
2551 W. Avenue H
Lancaster, CA 93536
Phone: (661) 948-6060
Fax: (661) 942-2135
e-mail: dan@avfair.com
Website: www.avfair.com

Alternate: Rick Pickering
CEO, California State Fair & Exposition, (916) 263-3247

 

Lori Marshall
CEO of the Cow Palace Arena & Event Center
Represents fair classifications III-VII.
Board term: February 6, 2019 – December 31, 2022.

Cow Palace Arena & Event Center
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 404-4100
e-mail: lmarshall@cowpalace.com
Website: www.cowpalace.com

 

Mike Olcott
CEO of the Kern County Fair.
At-large member, represents fair classifications III-VII.
Board term: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2020.

Kern County Fair
1142 S. P Street
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Phone: (661) 833-4900
Fax: (661) 836-2743
e-mail: molcott@kerncountyfair.com
Website: www.kerncountyfair.com

 

John Quiroz
Branch Chief, California Department of Food & Agriculture, Fairs & Expositions Branch
Appointed by the Secretary of the California Department of Food & Agriculture.

CDFA Fairs & Expositions Branch
Physical address:
2800 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 257
Sacramento CA 95833
Mailing address:
1220 N Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 900-5025
e-mail: john.quiroz@cdfa.ca.gov
Website: www.cdfa.ca.gov/Fairs_&_Expositions

Alternate: Mike Francesconi
CDFA Fairs & Expositions Branch, (916) 900-5365

 

Jim Wolcott 
CEO of Lassen County Fair. Represents fair classes I and II.
Board term: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2020.

Lassen County Fair
195 Russell Ave.
Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: (530) 251-8900
Fax: (530) 251-2715
e-mail: jwolcott@co.lassen.ca.us
Website: www.lassencountyfair.org

Alternate: Nancy Sites
CEO of the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair, (530) 667-5312