The American Angus Association® announced new members and officers for its Board of Directors during the 129th Annual Meeting of Delegates in Louisville, Ky. Those serving the Association for three-year terms are: Charlie Boyd, Mays Lick, Ky.; Scott Foster, Niles, Mich.; Philip Howell, Winchester, Ind.; Vaughn Meyer, Feva, S.D.; and Don Schiefelbein, Kimball, Minn.
Phil Trowbridge, Ghent, N.Y., was elected the American Angus Association president and chairman of the board. He succeeds Jarold Callahan, Edmond, Okla. Gordon Stucky, Kingman, Kan., was chosen by delegates to serve as vice president and vice chairman. Cathy Watkins, Middletown, Ind., will serve as the 2013 treasurer.
More than 311 elected delegates from 41 states, Canada and the District of Columbia represented Association members during the Annual Meeting of Delegates, held at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Super-Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show.
Phil Trowbridge, the Association’s newly elected president and chairman, most recently served as vice president and vice chairman of the board. Trowbridge received his animal science degree from Alfred Sate College prior to becoming herdsman at Gallagher’s Angus Farm, where he continues to enhance genetics with Trowbridge Angus. Trowbridge has served on numerous boards on the local and state level and organized the Columbia County Feeders 4-H club.
Gordon Stucky, who was formerly board treasurer, was chosen by delegates to serve as vice president and vice chairman. Stucky and his family own Circle S Angus Ranch, west of Wichita, Kan. He is past director and president of the Kansas Angus Association, and is chairman of its commercial female sale. He has also been active in Beef Improvement Federation, his local Extension council, the Kansas Farm Bureau and the Kansas Livestock Association.
Cathy Watkins, elected as the new board treasurer, and husband, Bob, raise Angus cattle at Beaver Ridge Farm in east central Indiana. She graduated with high honors from Michigan State University with a degree in animal science. While there, she was a member of the meat judging team and the livestock judging team. Off the farm, Watkins worked for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for 33 years, retiring in 2007. She served as secretary for the Indiana Angus Association for 10 years.
Brief biographical sketches of newly elected Board directors are listed below, courtesy the Angus Journal.