State Fair of Louisiana names interim general manager


The State Fair of Louisiana has named an interim general manager.

Robb Brazzel, a State Fair employee since 2008, will replace Chris Giordano. In a story reported first by the Shreveport-Bossier Journal Monday morning, Giordano resigned last week after 17 years as general manager, and 27 years with the State Fair.

“I’m very excited about this new opportunity,” Brazzel said. “I look forward to meeting all of the state fair’s partners, sponsors, and supporters, to tell them about plans for the fair and to remind them how important all of them are to our continued success.”

Brazzel has worked to secure sponsorships, served as Exhibits and Concessions Manager, and booked ground attractions and musical entertainment for the fair.

On Sunday, Liz Swaine—Chairman of the Board of the State Fair—told the Journal the organization will conduct a national search for Giordano’s replacement. However, with the 117th edition of the fair five months away, an interim director would likely be named.

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