Board of Trustees

Jim Sinclair

Jim Sinclair is the Deputy General Manager of the Minnesota State Fair. During his forty plus (40+) year tenure at the State Fair, Jim has had numerous management responsibilities and undertaken multiple program and operational initiatives on behalf of the exposition including management of the fair's concession, exhibit and attraction operations, administration of non-fair events and facility utilization, and oversight of the exposition’s Sales Division, Facilities, Purchasing and Events Groups. A native of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Jim Sinclair began his career in the exposition industry with the Northern Wisconsin State Fair (Chippewa Falls) at the age of 15, where he continued to work until after graduation from college at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Sinclair has played an active role as chairman of the IAFE Board (2010) and in service on several I.A.F.E. committees.  He is a Certified Fair Executive and 2012 graduate of the IAFE Institute of Fair Management. 

​IAFE Education Foundation Chair

Marla Calico, CFE

Marla Calico is President & CEO of the IAFE, a past chair of the Board (2003) and Hall of Fame recipient. She spent nearly three decades on the staff of the Ozark Empire Fair, including 10 years as the CEO.

IAFE Education Foundation Secretary

Steve Siever

Steve Siever is Director of Sales for the IAFE, managing the annual trade show as well as all sponsorships and advertising sales for the Association.

IAFE Education Foundation Treasurer

Jim Tucker

Jim Tucker is President Emeritus of the IAFE, and also serves the Association as legal counsel.  He was the President & CEO of the IAFE from 2000 through 2015.

IAFE Education Foundation Trustee

Rey O'Day

Rey O'Day is Wings of Fame consulting, a frequent speaker and trainer at industry gatherings and serves as the Director of NICA-West.

IAFE Education Foundation Trustee

Shari Black

Shari Black has been involved in the fair industry for more than 20 years. Her career began at Waukesha County Fair in Southeastern Wisconsin where she served as Executive Director. In 2016 she began serving as Senior Director of Event Services at Wisconsin State Fair Park, which includes managing year-round facility rentals as well as the Fair’s Independent Midway, SpinCity, during the annual Wisconsin State Fair. Shari served as the Wisconsin Association of Fairs President in 2016 and was also Chair of the IAFE County Fairs Committee.  She graduated from the IAFE’s Institute of Fair Management in 2013 and became a Certified Fair Executive in 2014. She is still active as a 4-H Leader in her community and enjoys watching her three children Gavin, Lauren and Mason show their pigs and carry on her passion for agriculture and the Fair Industry.  

IAFE Education Foundation Trustee

Mitchell Glieber

Mitchell Glieber joined the State Fair of Texas in 1999, spending the majority of his time working with corporate partners developing sponsorship, marketing, and promotional programs, more than tripling sponsorship revenue.  Prior to joining the State Fair, Mitchell spent nearly a decade with the Dallas Mavericks marketing team, serving as the organization’s Sales Manager for season and group tickets. Raised in Dallas, Mitchell graduated from Southern Methodist University with a double-major in Finance and TV & Radio.  He served as Captain of the SMU Mustangs football team in 1989, and was chosen as one of only 11 National Football Foundation Scholar Athletes in the country, that same year.  He is the former President of the SMU Letterman’s Association and is an active member of the Dallas Salesmanship Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming children’s futures by serving at-risk families in the Greater Dallas area.  Mitchell is son to nationally-known CBS Sportscaster, Frank Glieber, who passed away in 1985.  Mitchell and his wife Lisa are devoted parents to their three children; Thomas, Kaki and Charlotte.

IAFE Education Foundation Trustee

Miranda Muir

Miranda Muir, CFE is the General Manager of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair in Goshen, Indiana.  She has served the International Association of Fairs and Expos as the Chair of the Young Professionals Initiative and the Competitive Exhibits Committee.  In 2017, Miranda was honored to be named the IAFE's Rising Star in recognition of her dedication to the industry and work promoting agriculture education.  She is a self-proclaimed Fair Junkie, but more importantly Mom to two boys, Wrisley and Huxley.  Miranda credits two things for her success; the support of her friends and family, especially her husband Steve, and industry scholarships which enabled her to further her "Fair" education. 

IAFE Education Foundation Trustee

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