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October 1, 2019

Rey O'Day Named Executive Director

The NICA Board of Directors recently announced that Rey O’Day has been named Executive Director effective October 1, 2019. Rey O’Day previously served as NICA’s Executive Manager of Councils with responsibility for NICA Regional Council activities, the NICA Sysco Marketplace Master Distribution Agreement and the facilitation and implementation of NICA’s long and short-term Strategic Goals. She was also the 2016 Inductee into the NICA Hall of Fame.

Rey is no stranger to the events industry, as she teaches “Principles of Food and Beverage” and “Guest Services” for the IAFE Institute of Fair Management, serves as an IAFE Trustee on the IAFE Education Foundation, participates on the WFA Industry Standards Committee, and instructs and mentors students in the University of California–Riverside’s Event Management Program. She is a frequent speaker and trainer at Industry gatherings.

“Rey’s diverse Industry experience, proven leadership, professionalism and vast knowledge of all facets of the Industry make her the ideal Executive Director for NICA,” stated NICA President Kathy Ross, CCE.

“I am honored to direct the work of NICA with our Board, staff, membership and industry partners by being ‘dedicated to strengthening relationships with the Fair, Festival and Special Events Industries through effective communication, education, benefits, leadership, and solutions,’” stated Rey O’Day.


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