Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition is pleased to announce the appointment of Magaly Chavez as supervisor of accounting and finance.
“Magaly Chavez worked for The Youth Fair on a seasonal basis for the past eight years in our Concessions Cashiers office as a cashier during the afternoon and night hours. Maggie has a great love for The Youth Fair, and we are lucky to have her here year-round,” said Robert Hohenstein, president and CEO.
Chavez, who has a background in banking, finance and accounting, is responsible in her new position for accounts receivable, payroll, budgeting and supervising accounts payable. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Previously, Chavez was vice president of relationships at US Bank for the past five years. Before then, she worked at SunTrust Bank for 26 years, serving in multiple capacities, including vice president and Escrow Services Compliance officer, assistant vice president and Corporate Trust officer, and Trust Operations officer, and Consumer Lending Compliance analyst.
The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition (The Youth Fair) is the largest charity event in South Florida. The not-for-profit association is dedicated to promoting education and agriculture while showcasing and rewarding youth achievement and providing quality family entertainment, all without taxpayer dollars. The annual Youth Fair exhibits more than 63,000 student projects to nearly 600,000 Youth Fair guests and, in 2016, awarded more than $530,000 in college scholarships, cash premiums and awards to students. To date, The Youth Fair has presented well over $11 million to the Miami-Dade community. It received the 2016 Trustee of the Year award from the South Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was a finalist for the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2016 Diamond Award for Large Non-Profit. It was recognized in 2015 as the Leisure & Entertainment Services Firm of the Year by the Latin Builder's Association, the Non-Profit Organization of the Year by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and was the Diamond Award Winner for Outstanding Hospitality Entity by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. The Fair Exposition Center, which is the second largest convention center in Miami-Dade County, hosts an additional 70 community events each year. Visit fairexpo.com or call 305-223-7060.