Young Professional Making A Mark

Chickasha, Oklahoma is home to many young professionals who help make this
community a great place. A critical component to Chickasha is the Grady County
Fairgrounds’ resounding success. The various and extensive events it provides grasps
both national and international attention. These activities and programs are only
successful because of the hard work provided by the staff who work countless hours
behind the scenes to ensure everything is presented in the most professional manner.
The staff are not only making a name for themselves here, they are gaining traction
Recently the Grady County Fairgrounds Director of Marketing and Events, Jamie
Jones, was honored for her commitment and dedication. The Young Professionals
Steering Committee for the International Association of Fairs and Expositions elected
Ms. Jones to sit on its committee. This Association represents all County and State
Fairs along with Expositions around the United States, Canada, Europe and even
Australia. Only ten individuals hold this position internationally. The IAFE Young
Professionals’ mission is to provide a community for young professionals (people under
40) and guide the fair industry’s future through leadership development, mentoring,
incentives, education, and idea sharing within the IAFE.   
In this position, Jones will advocate for Zone 6 which includes seven states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Ms.
Jones’ extensive experience as the Grady County Fairgrounds Director of Marketing
and Events for seven years will assist in her position on the committee. Jamie Jones is
also responsible for contributing to the continued success of the Grady County Free
Fair. In addition to managing the Fair, she is also a past graduate of Leadership
Chickasha, a Chickasha Chamber Ambassador and currently sits on the Chickasha
Chamber of Commerce Executive Board. Ms. Jones is a lifelong resident of Grady
County where she still resides with her husband, Kyle. In her spare time she shows
horses on a world level, hikes as much as she can, and is a professional photographer.
Ms. Jones’ active roles within Chickasha both professionally and personally provide her
with the necessary knowledge and value to offer great insight into this exclusive