Denver, CO. – During the Annual Meeting of the Western Stock Show Association (WSSA) today, the membership elected officers to serve on the Board of Directors as well as new Trustees to serve the Association.
Voted to serve as officers on the Board of the WSSA included Chairman of the Board, Pat Grant, and Vice Chairman of the Board, Doug Jones. Pat Grant has served as Chairman for the past year. Doug Jones is in his first year as Vice Chairman. Sue Anschutz-Rodgers will serve as 1st Vice President, George G. “Buck” Hutchison 2nd Vice President, Secretary Mark Gustafson and Treasurer Terrance Carroll. Pete Coors continues to be Chairman of the Capital Campaign, which is raising funds to be donated by the Association to the National Western Center for completion of the project. Members of the Board of Directors include Justin Cumming, Don Elliman, Brooke Fox, Dr. Tony Frank, Gail Klapper, Guy McEndaffer, Barth Whitham, Ron Williams and President & CEO, Paul Andrews.
Paul Andrews stated, “In my seventh year as President and CEO of the WSSA, I am so blessed to have, what I consider to be, one of the most established and well-rounded Board of Directors in Colorado” said Andrews. “As we look to the future, this group of leaders will enable us to climb to new heights and secure the future of the National Western Stock Show for generations to come.”
The Members of the WSSA also elected seven new Trustees as follows:
Jim Cage is an attorney at Moye White LLP, specializing in equine law. Mr. Cage serves on the Junior Livestock Auction Committee and the NW Scholarship Trust committee. Jim also spearheads the Goat Roping contest, raising funds that go to purchase an animal in the Junior Livestock Auction.
Pamela Coe is Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, Liberty Media Corporation, and Liberty Broadband Corporation. Pam worked on several projects for WSSA including the vision, mission, values statement.
Mike Long is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Arrow Electronics, Inc. He serves on the Board of Directors of AmerisourceBergen. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Denver Zoo.
Chancy Love continues to be instrumental in the establishment of the Young Guns of the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, and currently serves the Young Guns Committee as Chair. Chancy has extensive experience in marketing and public relations with the Colorado Rockies.
Denise O’Leary is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. For 15 years, Denise was a general partner at Menlo Ventures, and currently serves on the boards of American Airlines, Calpine Corporation, and Medtronic. Denise and her husband, Kent Thiry, own Little Raven Ranch, a hunter-jumper facility in Littleton, CO.
George Sparks has been the President and CEO of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science since November of 2004. His career includes marketing, sales, and general management of global businesses in software, systems, and services.
Carrie Coors Tynan spent 5 years as an English teacher in Denver before joining the Adolf Coors Foundation as the senior staff person for grant making. Carrie serves on the Citizen of the West arrangements committee and Steering committee.
The annual meeting for all WSSA members is held every May at the National Western Complex. It serves as a recap of that year’s National Western Stock Show as well as a projection of future goals for the association.
About the National Western Stock Show
In the 112th year, the National Western Stock Show is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas. It is also our mission to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being the premier Stock Show, Rodeo, Horse Show and center for year-round events. The 16-day show also serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, largest horse show and Colorado’s largest western trade show. For more information, visit nationalwestern.com.