Currently owner of Mader Consulting LLC, he is a retired professor and Extension beef cattle specialist at the University of Nebraska. He served as vice chairman for the past two years and succeeds Dr. Karen Christensen of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
Named vice chairman was Dr. Jennifer Walker, director of dairy stewardship at Dean Foods, Dallas, Texas. Rounding out the officer team are Dr. David Pyle, a poultry consultant from Zeeland, Mich., as secretary; and Matt Anderson, Suidae Animal Health & Production, Algona, Iowa, treasurer. The organization’s executive director is Mike Simpson.
Two new directors have been appointed to PAACO by their respective member organizations: Dr. Dave Sjeklocha, operations manager of animal health and welfare, Cattle Empire LLC, Satanta, Kan., American Association of Bovine Practitioners; and Dr. John McGlone, professor and institutional official, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, Federation of Animal Science Societies
PAACO’s mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals through education and certification of animal audits and auditors. PAACO is an organization of five animal industry organizations with extensive expertise on best management practices and current science in animal agriculture.
Founding and current organizations are the Federation of Animal Science Societies, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, American Association of Bovine Practitioners and American Association of Avian Pathologists.