Nebraska State Fair Board gains two new members; one replaces Dan Kunnemann
Nebraska State Fair Board member elections were held during the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers convention in Kearney earlier this month.
According to State Fair executive director, Joseph McDermott, “We’re losing two of the best in Dan Kunnemann of Imperial and Doug Brand of Seward. Both have termed out having served three consecutive terms. Happily, current board member Chuck Rolf of Albion was unopposed and reelected to his second three-year term on the board.”
“As much as we hate to lose Dan and Doug, we’re thrilled with our new State Fair board members, said Jana Kruger, board chair.
“We’re pleased to announce that Bob Haag from Indianola, and Steve Wehrbein of Plattsmouth, will fill the vacancies. We’re equally pleased that current board member Chuck Rolf from Albion was reelected to his second three-year term.”
Haag,was elected to replace Kunnemann in District 3. He is a lifelong resident of Red Willow County and has a rich background in the county fair since 1978, the past 20-years as president. Haag’s also involved in the Nebraska Draft Horse and Mule Association and member of the Outback Stock Dog Association. Haag is retired from the insurance business.
Brand was replaced by Wehrbein who has lived in Cass County his entire life and like Haag has been very involved in a number of fair activities.
Wehrbein has served as a county fair board member, county 4-H council, extension board member and currently serves as the Cass County fair manager. Wehrbein is retired from a diversified farm operation and also is involved in his sons’ landscaping business.
Rolf retains his seat on the Nebraska State Fair board from District 3 for another three-year term. Rolf is a lifelong resident of Albion and Boone County and has been a member of the Boone County fair board for 30-years. He is also a past director of the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers.
On the State Fair board, Rolf is chair of the facilities committee, a member of the historical committee and is board liaison to the Nebraska State Fair 1868 Foundation board of directors. Rolf currently works for a nationally recognized steel building erector.