The new board for the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association was installed at its most recent board meeting.
Gray Lyster of Ashview Farm will serve as president. Allaire Ryan, of Lane's End, has been named vice president, and Matt Koch of Shawhan Place will serve as treasurer. Outgoing president Joe Seitz will maintain a newly established advisory role to the organization as former president.
The board consists of 15 members: eight from the top 20 consignors and seven from other consignors and commercial breeders. Each year, a portion of the board rotates off and new members are appointed to fill those positions.
The remaining board members include the following representatives of top 20 consignors: Conrad Bandoroff, Denali Stud; Liz Crow, ELiTE; Brian Graves, Gainesway Farm; Walker Hancock, Claiborne Farm and Adrian Regan, Hunter Valley Farm. Directors who are other consignors and commercial breeders are: Ben Henley, Airdrie Stud and Sean Tugel, WinStar Farm.
“The CBA owes Joe Seitz and the outgoing board members a big thanks for leaving us with a really strong organization who is the collective voice of the selling community,” Lyster said. “We look forward to continuing to help facilitate a vibrant commercial market within our industry.”
The CBA is a trade organization with more than 300 members. The association's membership accounts for over 80 percent of the annual auction revenue in North America, as either breeder or consignor. The CBA works democratically on behalf of every consignor and commercial breeder, large and small, to provide representation and a constructive, unified voice related to sales issues, policies and procedures. The association's initiatives are designed to encourage a fair and expanding marketplace for all who breed, buy or sell thoroughbreds.
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