G. Kent Yelverton, P.E.

Assistant Manager James Romer

Public Safety & Security Chief

Amy Alford

Public Safety & Security Major Ricky Martin

Accounting and Purchasing

Administrative Officer - Budget & HR

Cheryl Hearn

Administrative Specialist - Temporary Employment Gail Fuller
Administrative Specialist - Receptionist Felecia Graham
Purchasing & Budget Assistant Kaye Holloman

Interim Purchasing Agent

Dean Nunnally

Events, Marketing, Ticketing & Vendors

Director of Market Development

Chris Bulla

Facility Sales Director

Claudine Davis

Public Information Officer
N.C. State Fair Advertising/Marketing/Special Events/Media

Sarah Ray

Administrative Assistant & Commercial Space Administrator

Letrice Midgett

Competitive Exhibits Director

John Buettner

Sponsorship Director

Angie Crone

Advertising Agency of Record Walk West

Entertainment Director

Deep South Entertainment

Advance & Corporate Sales Annette Taylor
Hunt Horse Complex

Hunt Horse Complex Manager

Ray Frost

Hunt Horse Complex Administrative Officer

Gretel Kloempken


Facility Engineering

Bill McClure

Building Operations Supervisor

Dempsey Means

Landscape Operations Supervisor

Dudley Baggett 

Grounds Superintendent

Joe Crosby

Safety Coordinator & Maintenance Office Manager

Peter Green

Warehouse Manager Danny Draag

Press Office


Andrea Ashby

Assistant Director

Heather Overton

Public Information Officer

Sarah Ray

Public Information Officer Joey Pitchford

Website, Graphic Design & Printing

Design & Publications Coordinator

Melanie Edwards

Graphic Designer

Amanda Morris

Graphic Design Team

Gail Dragon & Chris Goodwin

Printing Supervisor

Thomas Woodard

Printing Team

David Poole, Sherri Arnao, Floyd Hester, James Parker, Sam Walker