TAA members recognized at the 137th Annual AAA Convention

Congratulations to Steve Olson and Mark Ahearn on their recent recognition at the 2020 AAA Convention!

Steve Olson, Hereford, Texas, was inducted into the Angus Heritage Foundation, Nov. 8 during the American Angus Association’s Awards Recognition Dinner, at the 2020 137th Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo. Pictured, from left, are: Eva Hinrichsen, 2020 Miss American Angus, presenting; Steve Olson, recipient; and Mark McCully, American Angus Association CEO, presenting. The Angus Heritage Foundation recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the Angus breed and Association programs.


Five new directors were elected to the 2020-2021 American Angus Association® board of directors, as well as a president and chairman, and a vice president and treasurer of the board, during the 137th Annual Convention of Delegates hosted in Kansas City, Missouri. Delegates voted to represent Association members at the 137th Annual Meeting and elected the 2020-2021 officers and directors. Directors can serve up to two three-year terms on the board and, if elected, serve additional one-year terms in office as president and chairman and/or vice president and treasurer. Elected to their first terms are Mark Ahearn, Texas; Smitty Lamb, Georgia; Charles Mogck, South Dakota; Darrell Stevenson, Montana; and Jerry Theis, Kansas.

Mark Ahearn and his family established Turner Meadow Ranch in East Texas in the mid-1980s. Apart from his 35-year career in law enforcement, Ahearn’s passion has always lied in raising high-quality Angus cattle. He has studied pedigrees and learned the business from the ground up. His family has grown their herd to about 200 females while being active in the Texas Angus Association. Ahearn served in a leadership role with the Texas Angus Association for 16 years. In addition to creating numerous educational opportunities and sale events, Ahearn was also responsible for creating and writing the policy for the Raymond Moore Endowment Scholarship Fund which benefits Texas Junior Angus members.

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