State Fair of Texas Speakers Bureau

The State Fair of Texas Speakers Bureau was created in a continued effort to make a year-round impact in the community. The bureau consists of State Fair leadership and subject matter experts who speak to community groups and organizations within the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We have a variety of speakers who can give a general overview of the State Fair of Texas and our nonprofit initiatives. Additionally, we have team members who can highlight their specific areas of expertise.

For questions regarding our speakers bureau, please contact Taylor Austin Pulfer at

General State Fair of Texas Speakers

Karissa Condoianis

Senior Vice President of Public Relations

Leigh Danley

Director of Philanthropy

Rusty Fitzgerald

Senior Vice President of Midway Operations

Mitchell Glieber


Nate Gross

Vice President of Fair Operations

Jason Hays

Senior Vice President of Brand Experience

Melanie Linnear

Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage

Jaime Navarro

Chief Operating Officer

Taylor Pulfer

Director of Communications

Daryl Real

Senior Vice President of Livestock & Agriculture

Jennifer Schuder

Senior Vice President of Customer Engagement

Subject Matter Experts

Kathy Bennett

Director of Creative Arts

Veronica Delgado

Communications Coordinator and Big Tex Scholarship Program Lead

Drew Demler

Director of Horticulture and Big Tex Urban Farms Lead

Sadie Prater

Director of Ticketing

David Russ

Director of Games

Alejandra Salazar

Director of Commercial Activations & Texas Auto Show

Jessica Vitela

Manager of Community Relations & Events


All requests must be submitted at least six weeks in advance of an event. Please note, that in September and October leading up to and during the annual State Fair of Texas event, our ability to leave the fairgrounds is limited. Also note this is only a request, actual speaker may vary based on availability.