President and Chief Executive Officer
Joined Fair Association
James Henwood was named president and CEO of the Los Angeles County Fair Association in November 1995, one of only four managers or presidents since the Fair's inception in 1922.
guides the vision and implementation of the mission and growth strategies of the non-profit association.
has a strong commitment to the community and was the catalyst in the establishment of the Fairplex
foundations, now known as The Learning Centers at Fairplex, and is actively involved in year-round programming, fundraising and educational projects.
He serves on a number of boards and organizations including as president of the Pomona Community Foundation; member of the Pomona Youth and Family Master Plan committee; on the board of Fairplex Child Development Center; member of Pomona Leadership Forum and Pomona Blue Ribbon Committee; member of the University Educational Trust at Cal Poly Pomona; serves on board of directors for Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation; and board member of Winners Foundation.
has been recognized by a number of organizations including as recipient of 2012 PUSD Community Service Award, also received in 2010 and 2011; 2008 Corporate Leadership Award from Inland Valley News; recipient of 2005 Pomona Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award; and recipient of the Pomona YMCA 2003 Volunteer of the Year award.
is a native of Niagara Falls, NY.