American Shorthorn Association elects new board members and officers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – During the American Shorthorn Association Annual Meeting on Dec. 1, delegates from all over the country gathered to elect new ASA board members.
The nominating committee submitted three candidates for the available positions. Hugh Mooney, a board member
from California, was elected for his second term. John Sonderman from Columbus, Neb., and Toby Jordan from
Rensselaer, Ind., were elected for their first term to the ASA board. They will serve a three-year term.
Following the annual meeting, the board met to elect new officers, for the nine-member board. The new president of the board is Rick Leone of Colorado, vice-president is Nancy Grathwohl-Heter of Kansas, and the executive director is Hugh Mooney of California. They serve alongside Tom Turner of Ohio, Joe Bales of Tennessee, Robert Alden of Missouri, Dave Greenhorn of Ohio, Toby Jordan of Indiana, and John Sonderman of Nebraska.
The mission of the ASA is to provide quality service and support to its members by promoting the value of
Shorthorn cattle in all aspects of the beef industry, while maintaining the integrity of the herd book and performance database. The ASA is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and was founded in 1872 with herd book records going back to 1822. As one of the oldest American breed associations, the ASA provides services for more than 6,000 junior and senior members who register more than 15,000 cattle annually. To learn more, contact the ASA office or visit http://www.shorthorn.org.
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