Melissa DeMonaco has worked in the family entertainment business for nearly 30 years. She began her career at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale where she gained valuable project management experience.
She then went to work at Fairplex, home of the L.A. County Fair, as an Event Coordinator and has since risen to her current position of Director of Sales where she oversees Advance & Group Sales, Commercial Sales, Sponsorship Sales, Event Sales, and Event Production Solutions (EPS), Fairplex’s equipment rental division. DeMonaco is a member of NASC (National Association of Sports Commissions), IAEE (International Association of Exhibitions & Events). She is thrilled about her recent appointment to the Board of Directors for the LMGA. She also serves on the Professional Development Committee for WFA (Western Fairs Association). DeMonaco’s goal for the LMGI is to expand its social media outreach and awareness, focus on marketing and communication opportunities, utilizing her experience in producing large and small-scale events. In her spare time, DeMonaco enjoys watching her teenage daughter, Renae participate in club volleyball and her son, Brandon in travel basketball. DeMonaco is active in athletic competitions, finishing nine half-marathons, a sprint-triathlon and most recently the Tough Mudder competition.