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TQHA Directors & Committees

We appreciate and value the time and dedication of our Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Committee Members.

Though TQHA operates primarily upon the decisions of its members through the board of directors and our specialty committees. The six-person executive committee is responsible for implementing these important decisions and governing TQHA between the annual meetings of the membership and the board. Please feel free to contact any of our directors or committee members with any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Meet our team!

If you are interested in serving on the TQHA Board of Directors or on a TQHA Committee…

Attention To:

TQHA Board of Directors Application
TQHA Committee Application

2021 TQHA Board of Directors

Laina Banks
Nancy Cahill (Honorary VP)
Jodie Goff
Michael Hunsinger
Robbie James
Amy Lee
Arden Butler
Dr. Brian Brandon
Tim Fulton
Jorge Haddad
Tooter Jordan
Kie Mushinski
Connie Nobles
Melba Riedel
Dr. Mark Rigby

Halter & Performance Committee

Michelle Tidwell – Chair
Michael Hunsinger – Vice Chair
Laina Banks
Nancy Cahill
Dawn Forest
Jodie Smith Goff
Andrea James
Robbie James
Chip Jones
Amy Lee
Joleen Moden
Carey Nowacek
Dr. Dennis Sigler
Richard Spinks
Stephen Stephens
Tina Anderson – Advisory member

Barrel Sub-Committee

Kimmi Byler – Chair
Tammy Fischer – Vice Chair
Jymmy Kay Cox
Michelle Tidwell – TQHA EC Representative

Finance Committee

Bill Melson – Chair
Michelle Tidwell – Vice Chair
Pete Scarmardo
Jorge Haddad
Dr. Mark Rigby
Kay Helzer
Chip Jones
Joleen Moden

Past Presidents

Conrad Appleton
Gus Barakis
Bob Blakeman
Ken Banks
David Brown
Ross Conner
Jimmy Eller
Dawn Forest
Robin Frid
Bob Gaston
Dr. Charles Graham
Tyler Graham
John Giffin
Andrea James
Dr. Tommy Hays
John Hardy
Jim Helzer Kay Helzer
Ben Hudson
Chip Jones
WB Jones
Berry Madden
Trey Malechek
Georgianna Renouard
Dr. Dennis Sigler
Dan Sowers
Stephen Stephens
Steve Stevens
Melissa Tiner
Jerry Windham
Wanda Waters (Director Emeritus)

Use of Investment Funds Ad Hoc Committee

Appointed September 14, 2020 by Andrea James
Chip Jones
Joleen Moden
Kay Helzer

Racing Committee

Jorge Haddad – Chair
Pete Scarmardo – Vice Chair
Gus Barakis
Dr. Brian Brandon
Arden Butler
Randy Coleman
Curtis Crenwelge
Jimmy Eller
Tim Fulton
Kie Mushinski
Bob Gaston
Dr. Charles Graham
Tyler Graham
Dr. Tommy Hays
Kay Helzer
Ben Hudson
Terri Hussey
W.B. Jones
Tooter Jordan
Jimmy Murry
Trey Malechek
Bill Melson
Belinda Paredes
Edmar Paredes
Melba Riedel
Dr. Mark Rigby
Melissa Tiner
Jerry Windham

Foundation Committee

Melba Riedel – President
Nancy Cahill – Vice President
Laina Banks – Secretary
Joleen Moden – Treasurer
Stephen Stephens – Board Member

Race Yearling Sale Subcommittee

W.B. Jones* – Chair
Jorge Haddad – Vice Chair
Dr. Brian Brandon
Bob Gaston
Kay Helzer
Bill Melson
Dr. Mark Rigby
Pete Scarmardo

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