NE State Fair Administration Office
Office hours Friday, Aug. 23 - Monday, Sept. 2: 8am to 8pm
308-382-1620
501 E. Fonner Park Rd., #200
P.O. Box 1387
Grand Island, NE
68801/68802
Contact@statefair.org

Executive Board

  • Chris Kircher
  • Chairman, Governor Appointee, Omaha
  • Kirk Shane
  • Vice Chair, District 7, Atkinson
  • Chuck Rolf
  • Secretary, District 2, Albion
  • Doug Lukassen
  • Treasurer, District 6, Kimball

District Members (County Agricultural Society Districts)

  • Steve Wehrbein
  • District 1, Plattsmouth
  • Jeff Kliment
  • District 2, Valparaiso
  • Bob Haag
  • District 4, Indianola
  • Stan Brodine
  • District 5, Kearney

Governor Appointees

  • Chris Kircher
  • Chairman, Governor Appointee, Omaha
  • Beth Smith
  • Governor Appointee, Lincoln
  • Jeremy Jensen
  • Governor Appointee, Grand Island
  • Dawn Caldwell
  • Governor Appointee, Edgar

Ex Officio Members

  • Kathleen Lodl
  • 4-H, Lincoln
  • Kent Zeller
  • FFA, Ravenna

Staff

  • Lori Cox
  • Executive Director
  • Greg Harder
  • Chief of Business Operations, Aksarben Stock Show Director
  • Patrick Kopke
  • Chief of Finance and Administration
  • Jaime Parr
  • Chief of Sales & Service
  • Chelsey Jungck
  • Chief of Events & Entertainment
  • Bill Angell
  • Livestock Division Director
  • Scott Yound
  • Operations Manager
  • Kelly O'Brien
  • Livestock & Competitive Exhibits Manager
  • Lori Arterburn
  • Controller
  • Stephen Christensen
  • Operations
  • Kayla Crowder
  • Events & Entertainment Coordinator
Tish Eckstrom
  • Tish Eckstrom
  • Executive Assistant
  • Laura Hurley
  • Experiential Partnerships
  • Deb Irvine
  • Office Manager
Gretchen Kirchmann
  • Gretchen Kirchmann
  • Aksarben Strategic Development
  • Janna Kuklis
  • Sales Deputy
Shelby Leonhard
  • Shelby Leonhard
  • Aksarben Operations Manager
  • Dawson Nellson
  • Operations
Sheila Olson
  • Sheila Olson
  • Landscaping
  • Sue Tynan
  • Events & Entertainment Coordinator
  • Jonna Whiting
  • Events & Entertainment Coordinator