Miller Receives Fair Manager Award

Five individuals associated with fairs across five states received the Certified Fair Executive (CFE) designation at the 2024 IAFE Management Conference in Sarasota, FL on April 30.

Those individuals are:

Kristen Bright, IFMG, CFE, Tennessee Valley Fair

Tasha Hyder, IFMG, CFE, Clay County Agricultural Fair, FL

Rachael Lough, IFMG, CFE, Ohio State Fair

Angela Miller, IFMG, CFE, Roosevelt County Fair, MT

Shelly Parish, IFMG, CFE, North Dakota State Fair

The purposes of the CFE program are a) to provide incentive for professional improvement in fair management; b) to recognize those who achieve the specific standards; and c) to develop professional status in the field of fair management. Certification also honors those members who have demonstrated their abilities through years of service to their fairs, fair associations, communities, and the Association.

Read more about the local 2024 CFE Recipient below: 

Angela Miller, IFMG, CFE, Roosevelt County Fair, MT, A town kid who believed that FFA was a fun idea, is now an 11-year manager of the Roosevelt County Fair in Montana. Angela began her FFA experience as a freshman in high school and showed livestock at the California Mid State Fair in Paso Robles, CA. From there, she went on to study Animal Science at Reedley College, where she was a member of the beef show team at the Big Fresno Fair and Tulare Fair, as well as the traveling Round Robin judging team, where she judged numerous fairs throughout the state of California.

After attending college at California State University, Fresno, Angela went on to teach agriculture and coached her students through a swine breeding and show program at the Kings County Fair in Hanford, CA. She then decided that a big move was ideal and relocated to Bainville, MT to teach agriculture and volunteer on the Livestock Committee before becoming a board member at the Roosevelt County Fair. Angela believes that her experiences with numerous fairs have shaped her into becoming the manager she is today.

The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), based in Springfield, MO, is a voluntary, nonprofit corporation serving state, provincial, regional, and county agricultural fairs, shows, exhibitions, and expositions. Its associate members include state and provincial associations of fairs, non-agricultural expositions and festivals, associations, corporations, and individuals engaged in providing products and services to its members, all interested in improving fairs, shows, expositions, and allied fields. For more information, visit, follow the IAFE on Facebook or Instagram or call (417) 862-5771.


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