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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Ms. Liz Swaine - Chairman of the Board
Mr. Henry Burns - Vice Chairman
Mr. Andrew Shehee - 2nd Vice Chairman
Ms. Tari Bradford - Immediate Past Chairman
Mr. James K. Elrod - Treasurer
Mr. David Means III - Secretary
Mr. Doyle Adams
Mr. Thomas Carmody
Mr. Bobby Edmiston
Mr. John Michael Moore
Ms. Maria Sermons
Mr. Don Updegraff
Mr. Trey Giglio

Mr. John Madison - Legal Council

Members/Directors

Mr. David Alvis
Ms. Dottie Bell
Mr. Roy Burrell
Mr. Mario Chavez
Ms. Deborah Coleman
Mr. Emile B. Cordaro
Mr. Darrin Dixon
Mr. Jaf Fielder
Mr. Aljay Foreman
Ms. Wyolanda Douglas Hall
Ms. Susan Jorden
Mr. Jon Lowe
Mr. John W. Luster
Mr. Thomas L. Martin
Mr. Fred Moss, IV
Mr. Robert Nance
Mr. David Ogletree
Sheriff Steve Prator
Mr. Paul Pratt
Mr. Harry Richardson
Ms. Vita Riner
Mr. Eric Simmons
Judge Sheva M. Sims
Mr. Adam Sistrunk
Mr. Jack "Bump" Skaggs
Mr. Jason D. Smith
Ms. Kay Stough
Mr. Dusty Taylor
Ms. Evelyn Valore
Mr. Wayne Waddell
Dr. Woodrow Wilson
Mayor of Shreveport
Shreveport City Council Chairman

Lifetime Members

Mr. Billy Montgomery
Mr. Jack Dillard
Ms. Maxine Sarpy
Ms. Mary Williams

Honorary Members

Shreveport City Council
Governor of Louisiana
Lt. Governor of Louisiana
Chancellor of LSU AG
Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry
President of Bossier Parish Police Jury
President of Caddo Parish Commission


The State Fair of Louisiana is not operated for profit to any individual(s). All monies are reinvested, either in larger premiums or in improvements to its physical properties. The group of public-spirited people, including the Board of Directors, who financially supported this institution when it was organized were primarily interested in providing for our people an institution to assist them in developing the agricultural and industrial resources of the area served by it and for the civic betterment of our citizens. The directors give untiringly of their efforts in order that the operations may not be interrupted.

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