Let our Office Staff Assist You


To contact via email click on the staff member's name below. You can also call the Association office at 816-842-3757.

Administrative Staff

Jack Ward, Executive Vice President
Leslie Mathews, Chief Financial Officer
Stacy Sanders,  Director of Records Department
Amy Cowan, Director of Youth Activities and Foundation
Angie Stump Denton, Director of Communications and Public Relations
Bailey Clanton, National Shows Coordinator and Youth Activities Assistant
Christy Bradshaw, Education and Information Service  Coordinator
Anne Stuart, Executive Assistant

Records Department: records@hereford.org

Tena Martin, Records Supervisor
Rachel French, Customer Service
Samantha Kennedy, Customer Service
Kristy Kesner,  Customer Service
Laura Loschke,  Customer Service
Toni Shapiro, Customer Service
Lata Taula, Custome Service
Katrisha Thomas, Customer Service
Nancy Thomas, Customer Service
Tara Edwards, Receptionist

Certified Hereford Beef Staff

Mick Welch, Vice President of Sales
Brad Ellefson, Vice President of Customer Service
Andrew Brooks, Vice President of Marketing
Trey Befort, Supply Chain Manager
Mark Layco, Director of Retail Marketing
Anne Stuart, Business Analyst

Hereford World Staff

Joe Rickabaugh, Director of Field Management and Seedstock Marketing
Caryn Vaught, Production Manager
Julie White, Editor
Sara Gugelmeyer, Assistant Editor
Alison Marx, Advertising Coordinator
Nicole Woods, Creative Services Coordinator
Christy Benigno, Editorial Designer/Assistant
Bruce Huxol, Graphic Designer
Sean Jersett, Graphic Designer
Debbie Rush, Production Assistant


Latest News

Join Us in Kansas City for 2015 Annual Meeting

 Hereford enthusiasts will enjoy three days of events and activities including an educational forum, the Annual Meeting and the National Hereford Show during the American Royal. For more information including the schedule of events and hotel reservations, go to AHA Annual Meeting.

A highlight of the weekend will be "Celebrate the Brand 1501 Wyandotte." Join us Friday evening as we will celebrate 20 years of the CHB Program and recognize our Hall of Fame and scholarship winners. You can now purchase tickets online. Order tickets prior to Oct. 20 for $50 per ticket after Oct. 20 the cost will be $75.

Hereford Demand Continues: Year-end data proves Herefords are meeting the needs of commercial cattlemen

Fiscal year 2015 was a year of continued progress and growth for the Hereford breed as commercial producers continue to find value and predictability in utilizing Hereford genetics. A total of 195 Hereford production sales were reported by AHA field representatives during the fiscal year. Bull sales averaged $6,882, up nearly $1,800 per head; and females average $5,358, up more than $700 per head. Hereford reported 75,988 registrations (a 6% increase) and 44,424 transfers (a 10% increase) with 104,216 cows on inventory. The Association has 3,885 active adult members (a 7% increase) and 2,902 active junior members (a 9% increase). >>Read more fiscal year highlights

DNA Fee Increases

 Effective Sept. 1, 2015, the cost of the basic DNA profile also known as a parentage SNP profile will increase to $38. The cost of GE-EPD (genomic-enhanced expected progeny difference) tests and combination packages of GE-EPD test with the basic DNA profile or horn/poll tests will remain the same as they have been since late 2014.

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