The American Shorthorn Association welcomes Emily Velisek as the new show/membership coordinator & assistant youth activities director.

Growing up in Gaithersburg, Maryland, she is a third-generation Angus breeder. Velisek was heavily involved in her state junior association and in the National Junior Angus Association. She continues to be involved in both the Maryland Angus Women and the American Angus Association. This will give her the ability to help with the junior activities.

Velisek graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural communications and journalism. At KSU Velisek was involved with Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow.

““I am extremely excited to be joining the American Shorthorn Association and come back out to the midwest,” said Velisek. “This job will allow me to continue to pursue my dreams of working in the beef industry and continuing to be involved with a junior association.”

Velisek is coming to us from Gaithersburg Equipment Company as an administrative assistant. This gave her member service experience that will help her will at ASA. She has also been a NJAS Media Member and Livestock Media Intern for the American Royal.

“Her past experience with the beef industry and previous jobs will make her a great addition to the American Shorthorn Association staff,” said Montie D. Soules, Executive Secretary/CEO of ASA. “We look forward to having her on board with us.”

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