DENVER, CO –
For the first time since its inception, the annual meeting of the Western Stock Show Association (WSSA), (dba, National Western Stock Show), was conducted virtually on the afternoon of June 11, 2020. Members and trustees tuned in to the online meeting led by Chairman of the Board, Douglas L. Jones.
Board officers were elected at the meeting by proxy. Douglas L. Jones was reelected for another year as Chairman of the Board. Also reelected for another year was Vice Chairman and Treasurer, Barth Whitham, and Secretary Mark Gustafson. Pete Coors continues as Chairman of the Capital Campaign, which is raising funds to be contributed by the Association to the City and County of Denver for construction of the Legacy Building.
Returning members to the Board of Directors include Sue Anschutz-Rodgers, George “Buck” Hutchison, Justin Cumming, Terrance Carroll, Don Elliman, Brooke Fox, Dr. Tony Frank, Guy McEndaffer, Nancy Tuor, Ron Williams, Bruce Wagner, Michael Long, and President and CEO, Paul Andrews.
Patrick A. Grant was awarded Chairman Emeritus at the meeting honoring his years of leadership and support of the Western Stock Show Association. Grant’s distinguished Stock Show career spans over 35 years including positions as President and CEO of the National Western Stock Show and Chairman of the WSSA Board.
The annual meeting for all WSSA members is typically held every May at the National Western Complex but due to COVID-19 was conducted remotely for 2020. The meeting of members serves as a recap of that year’s National Western Stock Show as well as a projection of future goals for the association.
Established in 1906, the National Western Stock Show is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate level scholarships in agricultural science, business and rural medicine. It is our mission to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being the premier annual livestock show and center for year-round events. The 16-day show in January also serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, world-class horse shows, family, educational events and Colorado’s largest western trade show. For more information, visit nationalwestern.com.