Meet the Sponsor/Business Relations Intern

May 11, 2017

Hi everyone! My name is Taylor Silvestrini and I’m the 2017 Sponsor/Business Relations Intern for the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation! I’m very excited for the opportunity to learn, experience, and have a hand in what goes on to make the Iowa State Fair such a successful event each year. As the Sponsor/Business Relations Intern, my primary role is coordinating and executing the water program operating during the Fair. In addition, I will assist with sponsorship fulfillment.

I’m from Des Moines, Iowa and just finished my sophomore year at Iowa State University! I am a double major in supply chain management and marketing. I stay very busy at school with volunteering through my sorority—Pi Beta Phi, being a member of the supply chain and marketing clubs, working at an herbs wholesaler in Ames, and playing on numerous intramural sports teams. I also recently returned from a live case study China tour over spring break! With this amazing opportunity, I learned about global operations and got to see the supply chain for Target Corporation from beginning to end!

Being from Iowa, I know exactly what the Iowa State Fair is all about! I’ve attended the Fair every year since age two. Some of my favorite things to do at the Fair include listening to all of the live music, walking through the animal barns, taking a ride on the sky gliders or through Ye Old Mill, and of course—eating all the amazing food! The Fair will be here before we know it and I can’t wait to see everything come together!

-Taylor 
Sponsorrelations@BlueRibbonFoundation.org

At the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China during my study abroad trip! 

At the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China during my study abroad trip!

At the Great Wall of China with some of my classmates. We all made it to the top! 

At the Great Wall of China with some of my classmates. We all made it to the top!