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OABA NAMES NEW MARKETING DIRECTOR
Owen has strong fair background
By Ron Weber
The Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA) announced today that John Owens, CFE has been hired as Marketing Director for the trade association which represents the mobile amusement industry.
Bob Johnson, OABA President said "John,s professional experience with fairs, carnivals as well as his marketing and promotion expertise have provided him with the credentials to make him the right person for this position."
John has spent the past ten years in the agricultural fair industry holding the titles of Marketing/Event Director for the Volusia County Fair & Youth Show in Deland, FL; Fair Manager for the Anderson County Fair, in Anderson, SC and General Manager of The Nevada State Fair in Reno, NV.
He also was National Sales Manager for Millennium Motor Sports, the Sports Marketing Arm for TNN Motor Sports. His duties included corporate sponsorships for World of Outlaws Racing series.
In addition, John served as General Manager of TotalReach Cable Advertising for over five years in the Central Florida area selling and producing Cable TV Advertising.
John is the accomplished author of "Opening Night", Creating Successful Events and he has done seminars and motivational public speaking.
With the OABA, he will be handling all advertising sales, membership recruiting, member services as well as some new and exciting promotions for the organization.
"We are fortunate to have John join our staff, work with our Board and Committees to provide the highest level of service to our members and further brand the OABA as the premier trade association representing the mobile amusement industry" said Johnson.