Editor's Note: The following information was provided to Patch via a news release.
Shari Black, executive director of the Waukesha County Fair, has been designated a Certified Fair Executive (CFE) by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE). The certification was presented to Black last month at the IAFE Management Conference in Tucson, AZ.
The certification is based upon a rigid scorecard of management skills, education and leadership. Drawing from over 3,200 organized fairs in the United States and Canada, five fair executives qualified for the coveted CFE award in 2014.
Shari Black is a native of Waukesha and was been with the Waukesha County Fair since 2001. Her involvement with the Fair stems back to showing her 4-H projects, volunteering and being crowned the Fairest of the Fair.
July 16-20, 2014 marks the 172nd anniversary of the Waukesha County Fair, the oldest Fair in the state of Wisconsin. The Waukesha County Fair Association is a non-profit volunteer organization that is completely separate and receives no funding from Waukesha County or the City of Waukesha.