AQHA Executive Vice President Search

AQHA Executive Vice President Search

The American Quarter Horse Association has released its first report from the Executive Vice President Search Committee.

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Following the April resignation of Craig Huffhines as executive vice president of the Association, AQHA formed an Executive Vice President Search Committee tasked with finding the unique and capable individual who will lead AQHA in the future.

Executive search firms are currently filing proposals with the committee. It is the committee's goal to determine the most effective path forward and all options available to bring highly qualified candidates to the table.

“At this point, we are 60 days into the work of an outstanding Executive Vice President Search Committee, one that is looking at our current and future needs at the Association,” said AQHA President Norman K. Luba. “The AQHA Executive Committee sincerely appreciates the due diligence of the search committee, and we look forward to its recommendations. In the meantime, Interim Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel Chad Pierce, who has served AQHA for 18 years, is doing a remarkable job and the business of AQHA continues to move forward with no interruption. Staff must also be commended on working together to further the mission of AQHA while we carefully consider our leadership for the future.”

AQHA First Vice President Dr. Scott Myers is serving as chair of the Executive Vice President Search Committee and is guiding its highly talented and capable members as they set about finding the unique candidate to fill the position.   

Potential candidates are encouraged to submit resumes to Dr. Myers at and c/o Nominations for potential candidates are also being accepted at this time. The application deadline is September 1. 

As additional details regarding the executive vice president search are available, the Association will publish more information on

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