The American Guernsey Association (AGA) is pleased to announce that a new team management concept will lead the Association and its subsidiaries into the future. At a recent board meeting, the AGA Board of Directors unanimously voted to accept a three person management team and new Executive Secretary with the resignation of Lewis R. Jones after 10 months with the organization.
Brian Schnebly has been promoted to the Executive Secretary position effective immediately. Brian will be responsible for the association programs including the young sire programs, records, youth programs and continue to manage the Guernsey Marketing Service.
Brian has been responsible for and served as an appraiser for both the AGA and joint appraisal program with the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association, the Ayrshire Breeders Association and the American Milking Shorthorn Society. As he transitions into this new Executive Secretary position, he will no longer be on the road appraising, but will still handle oversight of the Guernsey breed appraisal program. He has also assumed all management responsibilities of the Guernsey Marketing Service over the past two years, increasing embryo and live cattle sales both domestically and internationally during that time. He will continue to work with the records department, youth programs and other association programs as well as promotion of, and advancement of, the breed. Brian will divide his time between the Columbus headquarters and his Maryland home office.
“I can easily say that Guernseys are in my blood. They have been a part of my life since the day I was born. I love working with the Guernsey cow and consider it an honor and privilege to work for the American Guernsey Association,” said Brian.