About two months after Shari Black resigned as executive director of the Waukesha County Fair, the fair association has named Black's replacement.
According to an April 19 news release, longtime fair worker Chrissy Gluege will take over the executive director duties Black left behind earlier this year, when she accepted a new position at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Gluege has worked for the county fair for more than 15 years in a variety of positions, the release said. Her career at the fair began in 1999 when she worked both parking and admissions, and she has been the fair's vendor coordinator, a year-round position, since 2003.
'We are very excited to have Chrissy as our next executive director,' said Jim Renn, the fair board president. 'She is hardworking and very detail-oriented — we can't wait to see what new ideas she can bring to our fair.'
'In my new role, I am learning all aspects of the fair, including the importance of 4-H, FFA, and other clubs for youth,' Gluege said. 'I am already realizing how beneficial these programs are in shaping our youth of tomorrow.'
In addition to her work history at the fair, Gluege has family ties to the event as well. Her brother is a fair board member and her father, formerly a board member, and uncle volunteer for the fair.
Black announced she was resigning as the fair's executive director in February. She had managed Wisconsin's oldest county fair for 15 years before she accepted a position as event services director for the state fair.
Her last day was March 4.