Members of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association elected four candidates to serve two-year terms on the AGJA Board of Directors. The election took place during the AGJA annual meeting at the 2016 AGJA Dirt Road Classic in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
The AGJA Board of Directors consists of nine AGJA members and one ex-officio member. Directors serve two-year terms and must be 16 years of age as of January 1 and may not have reached his or her 20th birthday as of January 1.
Newly elected board members are Caitlin Griffin, Westminster, South Carolina, granddaughter of Ricky and Judy Griffin; Jesse Henson, Canton, North Carolina, son of Donnie and Kelly Henson; Morgan Winchester, Jasper, Missouri, daughter of Amie Primm, Heath and Stephanie Winchester. Re-elected to serve a second term was Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Missouri, son of Tom and Stacy Vehige. Carter Mitchell, Appleton City, Missouri, son of Kevin and Debbie Mitchell is also on the board.
The Board of Directors also elected individuals to serve in leadership positions on the 2016 AGJA Executive Committee. Sydney Bigger, Media, Illinois, daughter of Barry and Jody Bigger, was re-elected for a second term as AGJA president.
Elected as vice president was Tiana Garcia, Las Animas, Colorado, daughter of Keith and Teresa Garcia. Kyle Vehige, was re-elected as the vice president of leadership development. Aubree Beenken, Buckingham, Iowa, daughter of Marc and Angie Beenken, was elected to serve as secretary and Colton Spencer of Aurora, Missouri, son of Jim and Janella Spencer was elected as treasurer. Tanner Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kansas, son of Dennis and Joyce Aherin, will serve as Ex-Officio.