Officials announced Friday that Carl R. Hogan has been elected president of the Washington State Fair.
Hogan will oversee a variety of events this year, including the four-day Spring Fair in April, the Puyallup Fair Foundation Roundup auction and dinner in August, the 17-day Washington State Fair in September; and Oktoberfest in October. Hogan will also oversee the rollout of the new fair name, the Washington State Fair. The Valley Fair was founded in 1900, and became the Western Washington Fair in 1913. In 1976, it became the PuyallupFair, before changing to the Washington State Fair this year.
Carl Hogan, 75, was born in Tacoma and raised in Puyallup. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business from the University of Washington, and was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. Hogan is owner of Willow Capital and Citation Management, focusing on shopping centers and real estate management. Over the years, Hogan has been involved with the Masonic organization, Puyallup Kiwanis and Mt. View Lutheran church. He has served on the board for Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup Chamber, Wilcox Farm and Washington Athletic Club.
More information is online at thefair.com.