Committees

2021 ASA Committee Chairs and Members

Shorthorn Genetic Improvement Committee
Combination of Genetic Evaluation, ShorthornPlus and Commercial
Chair, Scott Loving 620.786.1369 Email
Vice Chair, Shawn Vachal 701.840.1143 Email
Board Liaison, John Sonderman 402.641.0936 Email
Board Liaison, Jerrell Crow 580.585.2522 Email
ASA Staff, Matt Woolfolk 816.599.7777 Email

Shorthorn Promotion and Acceptance Committee
Combination of Promotion and Commercial Acceptance
Chair, Troy Smith 316.253.8205 Email
Vice Chair, Aaron Hahn 309.645.4488  Email
Board Liaisons
Toby Jordan 219.819.4603 Email
Lee Miller 330.231.6834 Email                
ASA Staff, Shelby Diehm 816.599.7777 Email
Montie Soules 918.645.4322 Email

Shorthorn 150th Anniversary Celebration Committee
Chair, Tom Turner 614.499.5248 Email
Vice Chair, Joe Bales 615.330.2342 Email
ASA Staff, Cassie Reid 816.599.7777 Email
Wade Minihan 816.599.7777 Email
Montie Soules 918.645.4322 Email

Shorthorn Youth Development Fund Foundation
Seven Board Members with Voting Rights
Past President ASA, 3-year term, Nancy Grathwohl Heter. – expires June 1, 2024
ASA Board of Director, one year term appointed by ASA, Joe Bales – expires June 1, 2022
ASA Executive Secretary/CEO, continuous, Montie Soules
ASA Active Member 3-year term, Member at large, Julie French – expires June 1, 2023
ASA Active Member 3-year term, Member at Large, Jerry Nickel – expires June 1, 2023
Not required to be an ASA Member, 3-year term, Randy Cates – expires June 1, 2022
Not required to be an ASA Member 3-year term, Jeff Aegerter – expires June 1, 2024

Shorthorn Junior Advisor’s Committee
Junior Advisors: ASA Board Liaisons
ASA Board Liaisons John Russell 832.588.8604 Email
Appointed by AJSA Board
Jim & Bev Freed 405.370.1482 Email
Nancy Grathwohl Heter 785.587.7947 Email
ASA Staff, Shelby Diehm 816.599.7777 Email
Montie Soules (918) 645-4322 Email

Shorthorn Senior Show Committee
Chair, Jeff Bedwell 580.822.5590 Email
Vice Chair, Jeff Winkle 937.694.1871 Email
Board Liaison, Dave Greenhorn 937.470.6552     Email          
ASA Staff, Cassie Reid 816.599.7777 Email
ASA Staff, Wade Minihan 816.599.7777  Email
ASA Staff Montie Soules 918.645.4322 Email

2020-2022 Assigned Show Committee Members per Animals shown
Cates Farms, Tyler Cates 765-576-0035 Email
Schrag Shorthorns, Corey Schrag 605.941.5241 Email
Peak View Farm, Rick Leone 719.468.1981 Email

Show Committee elected by Exhibitors Term 2020 to 2022
Aaron Hahn 309.645.4488 Email
Bill Rasor 214.850.4690  Email
Ron Rutan 937.603.1319  Email
Robert Alden 816.632.8509 Email
Steve French 989.798.8223 Email

Nominating Committee for 2021 Board Candidates
Chair, Tom Turner 614.499.5248 Email
Tyler Cates 765.576.0035  Email
Dale Studer 641.344.8035 Email
Nancy Grathwohl-Heter 785.587.7947 Email
Scott Loving 620.786.1369 Email


If you are interested in becoming a committee member contact the ASA office. Committees take volunteers as members. The nomination committee members are appointed by the executive committee and the show committee is nominated by exhibitors.