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JUNIOR ANGUS MEMBERS ELECT LEADERSHIP AT NATIONAL SHOW

National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members from across the United States met at their annual meeting, held during the 2007 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), July 1-7 in Tulsa, Okla.

Voting delegates elected six directors to serve a two-year term on the NJAA board of directors. Officers beginning their second year on the board were announced during the awards ceremony on July 6.

Justin Brosey, Hamilton, Ohio, will serve as chairman. He is the son of Daniel and Pam Brosey and attends Morehead State University. Andrew Foster, Niles, Mich., was elected vice chairman. He will attend Oklahoma State University and is the son of Scott and Elaine Foster.

Kara Wilson, Orleans, Ind., will lead as the communications director. She attends University of Kentucky, and is the daughter of Loran and Kathy Wilson. Rebecca Tokach, Saint Anthony, N.D., is the Foundation director. The daughter of Richard and Kathy Tokach, she attends Kansas State University.

Joe Epperly, Moneta, Va., is the leadership director. He is the son of Albert and Susan Epperly and attends Virginia Tech. Dana May, Mineral Point, Wis., is the membership director. She is the daughter of Gregg May and Cathy Kaiser and attends the University of Wisconsin.

Candidates from nine states ran for the six open positions on the board. Delegates cast their ballots for six candidates after each submitted an application, gave a presentation, answered impromptu questions and completed round-table interviews. A brief biography of the newly elected directors follows.

Ann Blumer is the daughter of Adam and Nancy Blumer, Chesnee, S.C. She attends Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., where she majors in business administration and is a member of the soccer team. Ann has been active in junior Angus programs, serving on the South Carolina Junior Angus Association board and attending LEAD (Leaders Engaged in Angus Development) Conferences.

Brandon Creamer, Montrose, Colo., is the son of Jeff and Kathi Creamer. He recently attended Northeastern Junior College for two years and will attend Colorado State University this fall. Brandon is majoring in animal science and ag business. He has exhibited his cattle nationally, and has been active in the Colorado Junior Angus Association.

Trey Davis, Doerun, Ga., is the son of Bart and Paula Davis. He is an agricultural business major at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton Ga. He is active on the Atlantic National Junior Council and is junior co-chair for the 2009 NJAS in Perry, Ga. Trey is also current president of the Georgia Junior Angus Association.

Bridget Driscoll, Williamsburg, Iowa, is the daughter of Erle and Renee Driscoll. She is a student at Iowa State University, where she majors in animal science with an emphasis in beef production. She is involved in numerous agricultural activities at school, and has participated in countless contests at the NJAS, as well as attended LEAD for the past five years.

Walt Stinson, Talbott, Tenn., is attending Tennessee Tech University, where he is majoring in pre-vet with plans of studying dentistry. He is the son of Robert and Jan Stinson. Walt has been active in the Angus breed at numerous levels, and has served in leadership roles within his state association and on the Atlantic National Junior Council.

Mallory Trosper, Hamilton, Mo., is the daughter of Steve and Sandy Trosper, and has been active in junior Angus programs throughout her life. She attends the University of Missouri, Columbia, where she is studying nursing. Mallory is the current president of the Missouri Junior Angus Association, and is a former Miss American Angus.

The NJAA Board plans programs and events for the more than 10,000 NJAA members nationwide. For more information about the NJAA or to learn how to become involved, visit www.njaa.info. Junior programs are designed for those Angus youth under the age of 21.

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