Welcome, Craig Huffhines
AQHA announces the new executive vice president, who will assume his duties after convention.
Craig Huffhines begins his new duties in Amarillo shortly after AQHA convention in March.
AQHA is pleased to announce that Craig Huffhines, currently executive vice president of the American Hereford Association, has been selected to assume the executive vice president leadership role for AQHA. Craig will begin his new duties shortly after AQHA’s convention in March.
Following a five-month extensive search effort that garnered more than 40 interested individuals, a six-member search committee and the AQHA Executive Committee are confident that Craig, with more than 17 years’ experience leading the Hereford Association, possesses the strong leadership skills and experience to move AQHA forward.
“The goal of the search committee was how to take the current, accomplished management team here at AQHA to the next level,” saidAQHA President Johnny Trotter. “With the help of Witt-Kieffer, we were able to locate a seasoned, experienced leader as our next executive vice president, who has already proven his ability to lead a major association in the livestock industry. I couldn’t be more pleased with how the process worked, which resulted in finding such a successful leader in Craig.”
Craig brings not only his years of experience in the agriculture industry, but recorded success in areas such as turning around a 30-year decline in registration and breed popularity, balancing budgets during lean industry years, developing a new branded-beef enterprise, executing a revised governance structure to meet the demands of the 21st century and reinvigorating interest among youth, also while managing the American Hereford Association staff and growing the Hereford Research and Youth foundations.
Craig is described as having an enthusiasm that’s contagious, and his knowledge and passion for the agriculture and livestock industries is quickly recognizable.
We hope you’ll join AQHA in welcoming Craig in his new role as leader of your Association.