Glenn Fischer, Senior Vice President, Marketing for Allflex-Destron Fearing Tag Company, was awarded the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s prestigious Chairman’s Award during the organization’s annual conference, April 15-18, in Louisville, Ky. The Chairman’s Award recognizes Glenn for being a committed, selfless volunteer who works tirelessly to advance animal agriculture.

“When a volunteer is needed to handle a task—be it an assignment that involves a significant amount of time or simply a five- or ten-minute task, Glenn will be among the first to say ‘yes,’ ” states Dr. Annette Jones, Chairman of NIAA’s Board. “He is one of those people who can stretch a 24-hour day into a longer one for a good cause.

“He is passionate about making a difference in animal agriculture, and we can always count of Glenn to bring a fresh dynamic to a board meeting or organizing a conference or symposium. He serves animal agriculture with endless energy, intelligence, professionalism, humility and a first-class servant’s heart.”

Glenn began his career with Allflex Tag Company in 1984 and assumed his role as Senior Vice President in 1990. He is currently NIAA’s vice chair. Prior to this position, he served as NIAA’s treasurer, has headed and worked on various NIAA committees and councils as well as served as Chair of NIAA’s Animal Identification & Information Systems Council.

In addition to his dedication to NIAA, Glenn has served as Chairman of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Allied Industry Council and on the NCBA Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He also is engaged with the National AgriMarketing Association, Future Farmers of America, U.S. Animal Health Association and the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium. A native of New York, Glenn resides in Texas.