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ASA Board of Trustees

15 June 2015

 

Front row left to right: Wade Shafer, Tom Nelson, Ryan Thorson, Randy Moody, Steve Eichacker, Barry Wesner

Back row left to right: Doug Parke, Tim Clark, Chad Cook, Kent Brunner, Maureen Mai, Laren Trauernicht, Victor Guerra, Joe Hensgens, Dr. Gary Updyke, Chris Ivie, Brandon Callis

Mission Statement
 
The success of the American Simmental Association is dependent on our members' cattle making a significant genetic contribution to the beef industry.  By utilizing the most advanced science, the highest priority is to maintain services and products which bring value to ASA members' customers.

Core Policies

Science Commitment to science and development of the most effective selection tools.  Advance ASA in the industry.
Membership Development, registration, and promotion of SimGenetics.
Youth Support Junior programs. Guide the junior members and their programs to learn life skills, science and use the technology, and financial responsibilities.  Involve the Foundation.
Collaboration Commitment to partnerships with industry leaders and universities to advance research and science.  Advancing selection tools, DNA-enhanced EPDs, and monitoring genetic defects.
Promotion Promotion and marketing to enhance our members' market share.  Ensure that SimGenetics continues to appeal to the commercial industry.
Data Growth Offer the most advanced genetic evaluation services with the largest database regardless of breed.
Financial Stability ASA will maintain sufficient financial reserves to ensure leadership in the beef industry, funds for continued research and development, and a thriving breed association.
Services Offer programs relating to all beef production segments.  Be leaders. Step outside traditional practices and offer opportunities for our members to grow in the industry.
Education For advancement and profit for our members and their customers.

 

Meeting Minutes

2021

Jan 28-29         |  March 15   |     April  22-24   |    June 21

 

2020

Jan 16-18      |    February 26     |    April 26     |    May 15     |    June 20     |    July 6

2019

Jan 17    | April 26    |    August 25-27   |    October 8   |    November 26   |    December 28

2018

Jan 11     |    April 20     |    June  26     |    August 27

2017

July 31    |  September 18-20    |  April 20    |      April 4    |   January 13

 2016

December 6   |   August 21-23  |   July 16, 2016    |    April 21, 2016  |  January 15, 2016 

2015

December 8   |   November 23   |   September 13  |  May      |      April   |  March 31   |   January 16  |  January 7    |   January 5

2014

September 9  |  August 27  |  May 29  |  April 24-26   |      January 14

  

Board Committees

Board Committees

Activities & Events -  Luke Bowman, Staff

Tim Clark, Chairman

Chris Ivie

Doug Parke

Steve Eichacker

Victor Guerra

Joe Hensgens

Ryan Thorson

Barry Wesner

 

 


Breed Improvement -  Jackie Atkins, Staff

Brandon Callis, Chairman

Randy Moody

Loren Trauernicht

Kent Brunner

Gary Updyke

Tom Nelson

Chad Cook

Barry Wesner

 


Growth & Development - Chip Kemp, Staff

Chris Ivie, Chairman

Randy Moody

Doug Parke

Tim Clark

Loren Trauernicht

Brandon Callis

Gary Updyke

Maureen Mai

Barry Wesner

 

 

Policies & Procedures - Sheldon Ross, Staff

Victor Guerra, Chairman

Steve Eichacker

Kent Brunner

Joe Hensgens

Tom Nelson

Chad Cook

Maureen Mai

Ryan Thorson

Barry Wesner


Simbrah - Luke Bowman, Staff

Randy Moody, Chairman

Doug Parke

Brandon Callis

Victor Guerra

Joe Hensgens

Tom Nelson


ASA Publication, Inc. Board - Rachel Endecott and Jackie Atkins,  Staff

Doug Parke (Chairman) Brandon Callis (Vice-Chairman)

Barry Wesner

Randy Moody

Steve Eichacker

EVP Wade Shafer


Foundation Board -  Linda Kesler, Wade Shafer, Darla Aegerter, Staff

Note: All terms expire on 12-31.

Scott Cowger (2021) (Chairman)

Aaron Owen (2020)

Holli Hatmaker (2020)

Mark Smith (2021)

Tonya Phillips (2021)

Cathy Eichacker (2021)

Brandi Karisch (2021)

Scott Cowger (2021)

Bob Mullion (2021)

Mike Stoltey (2022)

Greg Burden (2022)

Bill McDonald (2022) 

 

Executive Committee - Linda Kesler, Staff

Barry Wesner. Chairman

Doug Parke, Vice-Chair

Steve Eichacker, Treasurer

Randy Moody

Brandon Callis

Wade Shafer (EVP)


Nominating Committee - Linda Kesler, Staff

Doug Parke, Chairman

Randy Moody

Tim Clark

Maureen Mai

Victor Guerra

 

Assets/Finance - Linda Kesler,  Staff

Steve Eichacker, Treasurer/Chairman

Barry Wesner

Randy Moody

Chris Ivie

Victor Guerra

 

 

Rules & Bylaws, Annual Report, Financial Statements

Rules & Bylaws, Annual Report, Financial Statements

ASA Rules and Bylaws, April 2019

Annual Report

Financial Statements

Board Officers

Board Officers
Jim Ligon

Chairman, Barry Wesner

 

Doug Parke

Treasurer, Steve Eichacker

Executive Vice President

Wade Shafer, EVP

 

 

Board of Trustees

Eastern Region

Jim Ligon       Jim Ligon  

Barry Wesner  (2023)

Chairman

1821 W 700 S

Chalmers, IN

219.863.4744

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Doug Parke (2024)

Vice Chair

153 Bourbon Hills Dr.

Paris, KY 40361

859.421.6100

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Randy Moody (2023)

811 Frank Hereford Rd.

New Market, AL   35761

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Chris Ivie  (2024)

P.O. Box 264

Summertown, TN 38483

931.215.0316

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North Central Region

             
       

Steve Eichacker (2023)

445th Ave

Salem, SD  57058

605.421.1152

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Kent Brunner (2023)

3559 Upland Rd

Lost Springs, KS

785.466.6475

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Tim Clark (2024)

1999 18th ST NW

Turtle Lake, ND 58575

701.799.7752

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Loren Trauernicht (2025)

901 E. Pine Road

Wymore, NE 68466

402.230.0812

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South Central Region

           

     

Brandon Callis (2024)

26123 State HWY 152

Minco, OK  73059

979.204.1265

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Dr. Gary Updyke (2023)

107030 S. 4250 Road

Checotah, OK 74426

918.843.3193

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Victor Guerra  (2024)

PO Box 92

Linn, TX 78563

956.607.5515

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Joseph Hensgens (2025)

136 Deer Park LN

Rayne, LA 70578

985‐992‐9119

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Western Region

           
         

Tom Nelson  (2023)

5831 Highway 7

Wibaux, MT 59353

406.939.1252

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Chad Cook (2023)

PO Box 174

Walsh, CO 81090

719.529.0564

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Maureen Mai (2025)

427 Peaceful Way

Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

208.660.2726

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Ryan Thorson (2025)

207 3rd ST

Glendive, MT 59330

406.694.3722

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Wade Shafer, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President

 Bozeman, MT  59718

406-570-6795

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