Cal Expo Announces the Hiring of a New General Manager

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (14 Dec 2012) –The Cal Expo Board of Directors announced today that Rick Pickering will be its new General Manager. Pickering, 54, is currently the C.E.O. of the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California. Today, the Alameda County Fair is one of the most decorated Fairs in the nation and has been deemed the “Fasted Growing Fair in north America”, by industry publications-with a 44% increase in attendance over the past four years.

Pickering has also served as Deputy General Manager of the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa and spent 12 years in city government including stints with the cities of Costa Mesa and Torrance. Pickering is expected to start work on December 28. He replaces Norb Bartosik, who retires at the end of the year.