Governor Dave Heineman has appointed Mark Fahleson of Lincoln to the Nebraska State Fair Board of Directors. Fahleson replaces Tam Allan of Lincoln, who leaves the board after fulfilling three terms.
“We are very excited to have Mark on our board,” said Joseph McDermott State Fair executive director, “He has a long association with the State Fair having grown up on a farm near Davey where he showed Angus Cattle from age 10 through college as part of both 4-H and FFA.”
Since 1978, Fahleson has missed attending only two Nebraska State Fairs. In 1986, Fahleson was a member of the National Champion 4-H Meats Judging Team. In 1989 he graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Agriculture with Ag Honors, and in 1992 graduated with high distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
His professional experience includes serving as a judicial clerk for a justice on the Nebraska Supreme Court, working for an Omaha law firm as well as serving on Capitol Hill as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to Congressman Jon Christensen (R-NE).
In 1997, Fahleson returned to Nebraska to join the law firm of Rembolt Ludke LLP in Lincoln, where he remains as a partner today.
Jana Kruger, State Fair board chair said, “We are delighted to have someone of Marks caliber join the team. He knows the Nebraska State Fair as an exhibitor, a participant and as a runner having completed the inaugural Nebraska State Fair/Bill Seymour Half Marathon this past year.” “We welcome Mark to the board, and we look forward to drawing on his expertise in both law and as a State Fair aficionado,” Kruger said.
Fahleson and wife, Sara, have three daughters ages 15, 12 and 10.