A new leader has been chosen to head the State Fair
The Board of Directors appointed Mitchell Glieber as the new President of the organization during their annual meeting today.
"We are thrilled to appoint Mitchell Glieber as the new President of the State Fair of Texas," said Chairman of the Board, Alan Walne.
has the vision, experience and enthusiasm to lead the legacy of our great State Fair
into a strong and dynamic future."
Mr. Glieber joined the State Fair in 1999, spending the majority of his time working with corporate partners developing sponsorship, marketing, and promotional programs, more than tripling sponsorship revenue.
Prior to joining the State Fair, Mitchell spent nearly a decade with the Dallas Mavericks marketing team, serving as the organization's Sales Manager for season and group tickets.
Raised in Dallas, Mitchell graduated from Southern Methodist University with a double-major in Finance and TV & Radio.
He served as Captain of the SMU Mustangs football team in 1989, and was chosen as one of only 11 National Football Foundation Scholar Athletes in the country, that same year.
He is President of the SMU Letterman's Association and is an active member of the Dallas Salesmanship Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming children's futures by serving at-risk families in the Greater Dallas area.
Mitchell is son to nationally-known CBS Sportscaster, Frank Glieber, who passed away in 1985.
wife Lisa are devoted parents to their three children; Thomas, Kaki and Charlotte.
"It is a privilege to step into the boots of my predecessors and to continue the long-standing tradition of the State Fair
of Texas, and all that it brings to the Dallas community and the State of Texas," said Mr. Glieber