KANSAS CITY, Mo. — During the American Shorthorn Association Annual Meeting on November 19th, delegates from across the country gathered to elect new ASA board members and officers at the Hilton Kansas City Airport.
The nominating committee submitted three candidates for the available positions: Lee Miller of Ohio, Rick Osterday of South Dakota and John Russell of Texas. All three will serve a three-year term; Miller and Russell will serve their second term; this will be Osterday’s first term.
The board elected new officers for the nine-member board. John Sonderman of Nebraska was elected President and Toby Jordan of Indiana was elected Vice President. Joe Bales of Tennessee was appointed as the Executive Director. These six will serve alongside Board Members: Dave Greenhorn of Ohio, Mark Gordon of Illinois and Jeff Bedwell of Oklahoma.
During the meeting, the association recognized retiring board member, Jerrell Crow of Oklahoma for his three years of service on the Board of Directors.
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 www.shorthorn.org.
–American Shorthorn Association