Craig Huffhines, American Hereford Association (AHA) executive vice president, has announced his resignation after 18 years at the helm of AHA. Huffhines has accepted the position of executive vice president of the American Quarter Horse Association with offices located in Amarillo, Texas.
“We are going to miss Craig’s enthusiasm, charisma and steady leadership,” says Eric Walker, AHA president from Tennessee. “However, the AHA now has one of the most dynamic and professional staffs in the livestock industry and we are confident that we will transition into a new phase of leadership.”
Huffhines will remain on the AHA staff until early March. The AHA Board is assembling a leadership search committee to assess the prospects for filling the position. In the meantime, AHA staff members will continue business as usual.
“I have spent my entire professional career with the AHA and it is has been an honor for me to serve such wonderful people for so long,” Huffhines says. “What an extraordinary experience it has been to work with Hereford families across America to rebuild this great breed of cattle to the prominent position it now finds itself.
“The American Quarter Horse Association is another iconic organization that has offered my family an opportunity to get back to our roots in Texas. My wife and I will always cherish our many friendships across the Hereford industry and we look forward to a new exciting chapter ahead.”