New American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee elected
The new American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Executive Committee was elected at the 2012 AQHA Convention in Las Vegas, NV. This five-person committee is responsible for implementing important decisions made by AQHA members through the board of directors.
AQHA’s new Executive Committee includes President Gene Graves, NE; First Vice President Johne Dobbs, IL; Second Vice President Johnny Trotter, TX; Member George Phillips, MS; and Member Dr. Glenn Blodgett, TX.
President Gene Graves
Gene Graves of Grand Island, NE, is a 1959 graduate of Midland College and received a master’s of science in 1969 from the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
Gene brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to AQHA as the new president. In addition to being involved with AQHA, Gene is a member of Rotary International, Habitat for Humanity and the Nebraska Thoroughbred Breeders Association. Gene has also served as Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce Committee Chairman and is a past president of Fonner Park racetrack in Grand Island, NE.
Gene is the retired president of Bosselman Inc. Pump and Pantry Division, which included 35 convenience stores. He is an auctioneer and owner of Diamond G. Auction Co. He is also an associate broker for Century 21.
Gene’s wife, Barbara, shows in western riding, showmanship, western pleasure and horsemanship. Barbara was featured in the American Quarter Horse Foundation’s “One Donor” advertising campaign.
Gene and Barbara’s daughter, Cindy, lives with her husband, Jim Duncan, in Broken Bow, NE, along with their two children, Taylor and Samuel.
– American Quarter Horse Association