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Eastern States Exposition VP announces retirement

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Eastern States Exposition VP Sue Lavoie will officially retire March 31, 2015 (Eastern States Exposition) Eastern States Exposition VP Sue Lavoie will officially retire March 31, 2015 (Eastern States Exposition)
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) - Eastern States Exposition Vice President Sue Lavoie announced her retirement today after working 49 years with the company.

Lavoie joined the West Springfield organization in 1966 and has held the Vice President position since 1986.

ESE President and CEO, Eugene Cassidy, said, “Sue's list of accomplishments at ESE and in life is long and honorable. She is an impressive woman who worked hard to guide and mold our organization into the fifth largest fair in North America and one of the top ten economic engines in Western Massachusetts.”

Lavoie had oversight on the sales department, which is responsible for selling commercial exhibit space for The Big E.

“I remember the Exposition with dirt roads and old buildings and have seen this organization grow and change with numerous new structures and a thriving year-round show business. I am proud of the spectacular showcase Eastern States Exposition has become and pleased to have been a part of its evolution,” Lavoie said.

Lavoie won numerous awards in the community from the Rotary Club of Springfield and the YMCA.

According to a press release from Eastern States Exposition, Lavoie will retire March 31, 2015 and hopes to travel, spend more time with family as well as on Cape Cod, and remain an active volunteer in the community.

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