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New CLGA Executive Director Announced
May 11, 2013

The Canadian Livestock Genetics Association (CLGA) Board of Directors has announced that Michael Hall will be joining CLGA on June 3, 2013, assuming the role of Executive Director on July 1, 2013.

No stranger to the Canadian dairy industry, Hall brings a wealth of hands-on experience to this position. Having served on various dairy industry boards, Hall has intimate knowledge of the Canadian dairy industry and its members’ needs:

• Ontario DHI Board of Directors (1998-2004) and CanWest DHI (2004-2010): Served as both a Board Member and Board Chairman, negotiating the merger of Western Canadian DHI and Ontario DHI to form CanWest DHI

• Canadian Dairy Network (2002-2010): Served as a Board Member and Board Chairman, working to achieve strategic goals

• Dairy Farmers of Canada (2002-2010): Served as a Board Member and chaired the Scientific Review Committee (PESAC) for all national dairy production research in Canada (2004-2010). Additionally, represented Dairy Farmers of Canada on the Industry-Government Advisory Committee for Traceability and profiled all aspects of the Canadian dairy industry to various foreign delegations

Most recently, Hall has worked for Norwell Dairy Systems, Progressive Dairy Solutions/Capital Sales in industry and government relations, providing dairy expertise, oversight and strategic direction, while leveraging contacts, growing capital and profiling new technologies. Additionally, from 1996-2010 he was the owner of a top producing dairy herd in Grenville County where he developed embryo and cattle sales domestically and internationally.

“We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Michael’s caliber and experience take over the leadership of CLGA,” says Brad Sayles, CLGA Board President. “While we thank outgoing Executive Director Rick McRonald for his years of dedication, we also look forward to the continued leadership and revenue this organization provides Canadian livestock producers.”

Michael, his wife Wendy and two children reside in Mountain, Ontario.

The Canadian Livestock Genetics Association, based in Guelph, Ont., is a nationwide, not-for-profit trade association representing the market access and animal health interests of those involved in the sale, service and promotion of livestock genetics both domestically and internationally.


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