National Committees

ASAS Committees

ASAS has five types of committees or special representative assignments: 1) Board Committees, 2) General Committees/Working Groups, 3) Special Representative appointments to other groups, 4) Awards Committees and 5) Annual Meeting Program Committees. Each type of committee or special representative appointment provides a chance to contribute to the society and to become involved in the society leadership.

Committee assignments are for three years and committee terms are from July to July. Please contact us at throughout the year if you are interested in serving on committees. We try to ensure that anyone interested in serving on a committee has that opportunity.


Board committees are committees made up of board members. These committees may be defined within the by-laws or be a special board-designated committee.

Executive Committee
ND - J.S. Caton (Chair)
WA – K.A. Johnson
TX – T.A. Davis
NM – G.C. Duff
MN – A.E. Lutz
MS – C.L Bratcher
IA – J.M. Reecy
CT - S.A. Reed
IL – J.L. Sartin*
IL – J.E. Bartlett*

Finance Committee
NM – G.C. Duff (Chair)
MS – C.L. Bratcher
TX – T.A. Davis
ND – J.S. Caton
WA - K.A. Johnson
MN - A.E. Lutz
IA – J.M. Reecy
NC – M.E. Davis
WA – H.L. Neibergs
ND - C.S. Schauer
IL – J.L. Sartin*

ASAS Membership Committee
MS – C.L. Bratcher (Chair)
IA - L.L. Greiner (Vice-Chair)
TX – T.A. Davis
ND – J.S. Caton
WA- K.A. Johnson
CT – S.A. Reed
KS – L.L. Becker
YX - S.C. Gurule
ND - C.S. Schauer
IL – J.E. Bartlett*
IL – M.E. Burnett*

General Committees/Working Groups (2023-2024)

General committees/working groups are generally formed for topics or programming important to the membership. These committees are made up of a combination of general membership and board members. The yearly expectations for these committees are described in the committee assignment documents.

ASAS Publications Committee
IA – J.M. Reecy (Chair)
TX – T.A. Davis
ND. J.S. Caton
MO - D.L. Hancock
MN - A.E. Lutz
IA – E.J. Huff-Lonergan
VA – A.D. Ealy
MO – A.M. Meyer
WI – J.J. Parrish
WA – M. Du
ND – K.C. Swanson
KS – R.D. Goodband
CA – J.W. Oltjen
CT – S.A. Reed
IL – J.L. Sartin*

ASAS Public Policy Committee
KY – M.C. Wulster-Radcliffe (Chair)
TX – T.A. Davis 
WA - K.A. Johnson
MO – D.L. Hancock
TX – H.R. Cross
TX – R.W. Godfrey
VA – L.W. Randel
ND – L.P. Reynolds
TX – D.R. Tolleson
PA - C.D. Gambino
MD - C.D. Wray-Cahen
AL - D.R. Mulvaney
TX - P.K. Riggs
IL – J.L. Sartin*

ASAS Nominating Committee
TX – T.A. Davis (Chair)
ND – J.S. Caton
IA – J.M. Reecy
SD – K.M. Cammack
NC – R. Ekmay
ND – K.A. Vonnahme
GA – F.L. Fluharty

ASAS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
CO - S.L. Archibeque (Chair)
MO – A.M. Meyer (Vice-Chair)
IN - C.C. Croney
NC - R.D. Ekmay
GA - F.L. Fluharty
ND - J.S. Caton
TX – T.A. Davis
MS – C.L. Bratcher
CT - S.A. Reed
TX - A. Garcia

ASAS Foundation Committee
NM – G.C. Duff (Chair)
IA – E. Otto-Tice (Vice-Chair)
AR – E.B. Kegley
CO – S.L. Archibeque
TX - N.A. Cole 
NC – M.E. Davis
TX - T.A. Davis
MN - D.L. Hancock
TX - B.P. Holland
NE - T.A. Rathje
IL – J.L. Sartin*

ASAS Council for Accreditation
MN – M. Bauer (Chair)
KS – M.J. Brouk
IN – S.A. Crowder
NM – G.C. Duff
PA – C. Gambino
AL – N.K. Gurung
IA – J.A. Sterle
AR – M.L. Looper
MN – A.E. Wertz-Lutz
WA – M.E. Benson



Special Representatives (2022-2023)

Special representatives are usually joint members between the two societies represented and work to keep the two societies updated.

Assn. for Assessment & Accreditation of Lab. Animal Care Int
IL- J. Salak-Johnson

American Association for the Advancement of Science Council
TX - P.K. Riggs

American Feed Industry Association Nutrition Council
KY–G. L. Cromwell

American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists
AR - M.L. Looper

British Society of Animal Science
J. Capper


Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

European Assoc. for Animal Production
AL- J. Sartin

Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization
CT - T. Hogland

Society for Range Management
TX - D.R. Tolleson

World Association of Animal Production
AL- J. L. Sartin

Annual Meeting Program Committees (2023-2024)

ASAS Annual Meeting Program Committees propose symposia, review abstracts, and help fundraise for the meeting.

*Designated Chair

2023-2024 Overall Programming Committee
MN – A.E Lutz (Chair)
NC – M.E. Davis (Vice-Chair)
NM - E.A. Melchior
WA – M. Du
KS - R.D. Goodband
ND – J.S. Caton
VA – A.D. Ealy
MO – A.M Meyer
CSAS – O. Durunna
IL – J.L. Sartin

Animal Behavior and Well-Being
WY – B. Alexander*
ND – C. Byrd
OR – J. Ranches
NE - J. Morrill

Animal Breeding and Genetics
VA – G. Morota*
CT – B. Fragomeni
WV – C. Ashwell
CANADA – C. Baes

Animal Health
WA – H. Neibergs*
MD – J. Song
IN - N. Horn
GA - H. Perez

Beef Species
ND – B. Neville*
TX – J. Sarturi
TX – M. Beck
TX - L. Walter

Companion Animal
PA – A. Dainton*
CANADA – J. Templeman
KS – C.G. Aldrich
MO - K. Barry
IL – M.R. Cattai de Godoy
CANADA – C. Cargo-Froom
IA - J. Guazzelli Pezzali
CA - K. Kerr
TN – S.E. Kitts-Morgan
CA - L. Koutsos
MN - A. Millican
CANADA – A.K. Shoveller

Comparative Gut Physiology
ND – K. Swanson*
KY – J. Klotz
IA – S. Pearce
AL - A. Hines

Forages and Pastures
KY – F. Harrelson*
ND – C. Tobin
NE - J. MacDonald
AL - L. Dillard

Growth and Development
UT – K. Thornton-Kurth*
CANADA – M. Duarte
MI - J. Kim

Horse Species
MT – A. Bradbery*
FL – T. Hansen
ND – C. Hammer
KY - M. Wilster-Radcliffe

Meat Science and Muscle Biology
TX – T. Tennant*
TX – S. White-Springer
TX – J. Cooper
AL - A. Belk

Nonruminant Nutrition
SD – E. Weaver*
AL – M. Rudar
TX – E. Posey
IA - V. Anthony Uyanga

Physiology & Endocrinology
TN – Y. Chen*
IL – J. Loor*
KS – V. Gomez León
WY - J. Block
WA - M. Du
VA - A. Ealy

Production, Management, and Environment
SC – M. Hersom*
CANADA – O. Durunna
ND – Z. Carlson
TX - J. Prestegaard

Ruminant Nutrition
AL – W.B. Smith*
KY – D. Harmon
WA – K. Johnson
LA - M. Vedovatto

Small Ruminant (Sheep & Goat combined)
NC – A. Weaver*
OH – B. Campbell
ID – M. Ellison
MT - C. Posbergh

Swine Species
MN – A.J. Mercado*
NC – R. Ekmay
TX – A. Petry
GA - Y.D. Jang

Teaching/ Undergraduate and Graduate Education
CT – A. Safran*
KY – P. Harrelson
NE – T. Schmidt
TX – J. Cooper
TX - C. Hoffmann

Award Committees (2023-2024)

Award committees and participation on the committees is defined in the rules associated with an award. Award committees are posted after all nominations are received for the year, as the structure of the committee often changes to avoid conflict of interest.

IN - O. Adeola
NE - K. Anderson
CO - R. Anthony
TX - A. Brandao
MS - C. Bratcher
GA - T. Callaway
ND - J. Caton
KY - R. Coffey
WI - T. Crenshaw
FL - G. Dahl
PA - A. Dainton
NC - E. Davis
TX - T.A. Davis
KS - J. DeRouchey
IL - A. Dilger
WA - M. Du


SC - S. Duckett
NM - G.C. Duff
CO - T. Engle
IA - L. Greiner
MI - K. Halloran
KY - D. Harmon
France - J. Hocquette
AL - C. Huntington
WA - K. Johnson
AR - E.B. Kegley
TX - C. Kerth
ND - G. Lardy
KY - J. Lehmkuhler
NE - C. Lents
NE - R. Lewis
AR - M. Looper

MT - M. MacNeil
NC - C. Maltecca
VA - V. Mercadante
NE - P. Miller
NC - J.A. Moore
FL - P. Moriel
AL - K. Mullenix
VA - D. Notter
MO - D. Patterson
TX - G. Perry
OK - R. Ramananthan
CT - S. Reed
KY - G. Rentfrow
NE - G. Rohrer

FL - J. Scheffler
MI - A. Schroeder
OK - L. Spicer
TX - L. Tedeschi
Canada - J. Templeman
KS - M.D. Tokach
KY - R. Trotta
KY - K. Urschel
MN - A.E. Wertz-Lutz
OK - B. Wettemann
TX - S. White-Springer
IN - J. Woodworth
ID - J. Yelich
CT - S. Zinn

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