Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe has been in the business of State Fair & Facility management since 1989. She spent 25 years at the State Fair of West Virginia, with 10 years as CEO. In 2013, she was Chair of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions and she started in her role as VP of Operations at The Meadow Event Park on February 2, 2015.  She oversees all Meadow Event Park operations including The State Fair of Virginia.   Marlene currently serves as Treasurer for the Virginia Agribusiness Council, Executive Director for the State Fair of Virginia Youth Development Board, and President of the The Secretariat Heritage Center.