For the quickest assistance, please select the staff member below who coordinates the area pertaining to your question. Our Administrative Office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For general inquiries, please email us at

If you are on-grounds and need Public Safety assistance, please call 919-612-6767. For emergencies, please dial 911.

Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010

Physical Address: 4285 Trinity Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: 919.821.7400


Position Staff Member
Fair Director G. Kent Yelverton, P.E.
Safety Officer Michael Amberg
Administrative Officer
Accounting, Budget, HR, Purchasing
Renee Atkinson
Competitive Exhibits Coordinator John Buettner
Logistics Coordinator Kevin Carpenter
Business Office Assistant Sabrina Carr
Grounds Superintendent Joe Crosby
Assistant Fair Manager
Operations, Entertainment, Ticketing
Robert Fogle, Jr., CFE
Competitions Entry Office Assistant Carol Grant
Competitions Entry Office Assistant Cheryl Jenkins
Assistant Fair Manager
Hunt Horse Complex
Gretel Kloempken
Business Office Assistant Felecia Little
Commercial Space Administrator
Vendors, Exhibitors, Suppliers
Letrice Midgett, IFMG
N.C. State Fair Police Detective Holly Pendergraph
N.C. State Fair Police Chief Anthony Prignano
Public Information Officer
Marketing, Partnerships, Special Events & Media
Sarah Ray, IFMG
N.C. State Fair Police Assistant Chief Chris Riewe
Event Specialist & Ticketing Administrator
Event Coordination
Deby Russell
Livestock Competitions Office Assistant Summer Senter
Project Engineer Rick Stogner, P.E.
Facility Sales & Box Office Manager
Event Bookings
Annette Taylor, IFMG
Business Office Assistant Leslie Wiseman