Fair manager inducted into Hall of Fame

Submitted Photo North Dakota State Fair Manager Renae Korslien, center, is pictured with her family: Danny Tuchsherer, right, Jenny and Randy Korslien, right, and Rex and Kari Korslien, left.

North Dakota State Fair General Manager Renae Korslien was inducted into the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Hall of Fame this week at the IAFE Convention and Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Hall of Fame Award, given annually, is presented to individuals for distinguished achievement in exposition management.

Korslien is a graduate of Newburg High School and Minot State University. Since 1974, she has worked in a variety of roles, starting in the treasurer’s office and transitioning to accountant and Commercial Sales director for the State Fair. She was promoted to assistant manager in 2008 and to general manager in 2010. She has served on a number of boards of directors in the fair industry and also has been recognized regionally and nationally for her leadership and years of experience.

“We are extremely proud of Renae’s many accomplishments within the fair industry and feel that her experience has always been a vital asset to the North Dakota State Fair. She has put in many hours for us and is very deserving of this award,” said Gary Knell, North Dakota State Fair Association president.


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