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Chris Pickering

Orange, California United States

University: University of Southern California

Area of study: Integrated Design, Business, and Technology

Year of graduation: 2023


Biography

Most recently having worked as CEO of the Northwest Washington Fair Association, Chris served on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Fairs and Expositions. He is a regular presenter in the fair industry on technology trends, mapping the guest journey, and post-COVID event management considerations.

He is a veteran of the United States Army, having served as a Psychological Operations Specialist, Biological Agent Detection Platoon Sergeant, and Tactical Satellite Communications Team Chief on a combat deployment.

He is a current graduate student at USC's Iovine and Young Academy, studying for an MS in Integrated Design, Business, and Technology. He holds a BS in Management from the University of San Francisco.

An Anaheim native, Chris is a lifelong informal student of Disneyland and its approach to guest services and showmanship.



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