Member profile

Chris Pickering

Orange, California United States

University: University of Southern California

Area of study: Integrated Design, Business, and Technology

Year of graduation: 2023


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.