LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The head of Kentucky Venues has resigned after less than a year on the job.

Jason Rittenberry was hired in Oct. 2016 to be CEO of Kentucky Venues, which is the new name of what many know as the Kentucky State Fair Board. 

Dr. Mark Lynn, who is president of the board, confirmed to WDRB that Rittenberry is leaving to spend more time with his family in Tennessee. Lynn said there were no issues with Rittenberry's performance, and Rittenberry will be available to them as needed through the end of the year.

In his letter, Rittenberry says his resignation will go into effect Dec. 31.

Until a new CEO can be hired, Lynn said he will be stepping in to help with day to day management of the fair board. 

Rittenberry replaced Rip Rippetoe, who left the position last year for a job in San Diego.

Kentucky Venues runs the Kentucky State Fair and manages the Kentucky Expo Center and Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. 

You can read Rittenberry's full resignation letter below.

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