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CBA Sets New Board, Lyster Named President


A scene from the CBA Symposium

The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA) installed its new board at its most recent meeting with Gray Lyster of Ashview Farm assuming the role of President, the trade organization announced Thursday. Allaire Ryan of Lane’s End Farm 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 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.”

In total, the CBA 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 the vacant positions.

The newly appointed board members are Andrew Cary, Select Sales; Renee Daily, VanMeterGentry Sales; Tom Hamm, Three Chimneys; Derek McKenzie, Vinery; and Mark Toothaker, Spendthrift Farm.

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


More information can be found by visiting the CBA website.

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