Fran Crone Named Fair Manager for Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair
The Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair Association is pleased to announce it has named Fran Crone as its new fair manager. Her responsibilities include organizing the annual fair, overseeing subcommittees, securing sponsorships, marketing, coordinating vendors and managing entertainment agreements.
A native of Lee County, Crone brings a diverse background in management, including 13 years of experience with the City of Fernandina Beach, working as an assistant to the city manager and later as a legal assistant to the city attorney. Her prior experience also includes running a family owned boat/motor dealership business, as well as 14 years with the City of Fort Myers, the last of which were as the operations manager for the Parks & Beautification Department.
Crone has previously been involved with the Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair Association, assisting with office management as well as policy and procedure structure and revisions for the Board of Trustees.
“I am happy and excited to be able to serve the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair Association in this capacity,” Crone said. “This is a multifaceted, fast-paced business, and I am looking forward to the opportunities to learn and grow and meet new faces along the way.”
The Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair has been making memories since 1924. The 90th Annual Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair will run from February 27 to March 9, 2014. Attendance in 2013 was just under 100,000.
About the Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair
Held on the grounds of the Lee County Civic Center, located on Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers, the Fair is dedicated to promoting agricultural, horticultural, creative arts, and educational opportunities while providing quality entertainment for the citizens of the area. The Fair is recognized as a 501(C)3 non-profit educational organization by the federal government and the State of Florida. The Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair Association is chartered under Florida State Statues Chapter 616 as a District Fair serving Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties. For more information visit www.swflcfair.com