Victoria Chouris, a two-time graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University who now is vice president and chief operating officer of the South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Expositions Inc., will receive the MacArthur School of Leadership Outstanding Alumni Award on Nov. 18 during PBA's Homecoming celebration.
The speaker for the event, which will be held at 6 p.m. in the DeSantis Family Chapel, will be Karl Watson Jr. '87, president, East region for CEMEX Inc..
Chouris, of West Palm Beach, has been an employee of the South Florida Fair for 29 years. Her first four years of employment were in a temporary position assisting in the finance office during the fair. In 1985, she accepted a full-time position as the executive secretary for Buck Christian, the fair manager. Through the years, her job responsibilities grew to include such duties as managing the fair's advance ticket and sponsorship program to overseeing the sales and marketing department.
She now serves as vice president and C.O.O. of the South Florida Fair, and her responsibilities include managing the production of the annual fair with direct supervision of staff responsible for organizing concessions and exhibits, advance ticket sales, marketing and advertising and sponsorship sales. She also is responsible for management of the 9-acre historic Yesteryear Village.
Her community involvements include serving on the boards of the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau, where she serves as treasurer, and the Palm Beach State College Foundation, where she serves as immediate past chair. She is a graduate of the Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2010 and serves on the Leadership Board of Directors.
Chouris earned a bachelor's degree in human resource management from PBA in 1997, and in 2001 she received an MBA from the University.