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Witt/Kieffer Selected to Lead Search For Executive Vice President of the American Quarter Horse Association

Friday, September 26, 2014

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) announced that it has selected executive search firm Witt/Kieffer to lead the search for the Association’s new Executive Vice President. The 7-member selection committee reviewed the credentials of several highly qualified recruiting organizations before selecting Witt/Kieffer.

The Association’s Executive Vice President works with the AQHA Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Committees to develop and implement the strategic goals and objectives of the Association and Foundation. Those goals include promoting and growing the membership and breed registry, preserving the welfare and history of the American Quarter Horse, practicing fiscal responsibility and working to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance.

“Bringing Witt/Kieffer on board is the next step in the process to ensure AQHA continues to have the best leadership as we move forward,” said AQHA Past President and search committee chair Steve Stevens. “Witt/Kieffer staff will be at AQHA throughout this process, including visiting with various members regarding the Executive Vice President position. The search for a new EVP is a top priority, and the search firm and search committee are committed to a thorough process to assist AQHA.”

No official timeline has been established for completing the search, though AQHA and Witt/Kieffer are already working aggressively to identify a talented and diverse pool of candidates for the position.

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Information about the American Quarter Horse Association
AQHA, located in Amarillo, Texas, is the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization. AQHA serves more than 280,000 members and has registered more than five million American Quarter Horses.

Information about Witt/Kieffer
Witt/Kieffer is the preeminent executive search firm that provides outstanding leadership solutions for organizations committed to improving the quality of life. We are among the nation’s top executive search firms specializing in healthcare, higher education, life sciences, and not-for-profits, as well as board services and leadership solutions. We have 45 years of experience in executive recruiting for C-suite leaders in the nation’s most prestigious hospitals, health systems, colleges, universities, academic medical centers, foundations, associations, and other organizations. Personalized service and connecting with each client’s vision, structure and leadership needs throughout the executive recruiting process are our hallmarks.


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