Department Directory

We are dedicated to providing quality service and programs to our members and those who love the American Paint Horse. Use this list of extensions to dial directly or send an e-mail message to the person who can help you.
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Several departments now have direct lines, allowing you to dial the department directly. The direct dial number will connect you more quickly. The extensions are useful if you need to speak with representatives of several different departments.

MemberCare – Responsible for registration and transfers, including stallion breeding reports, registration applications and certificates, pedigrees, registration rules.

Customer Service (817) 834-2742
MemberCare Senior Director
Jessica Hein (817) 222-6405


Performance Department – Responsible for show rules, approval and results; performance points; performance awards; Amateur/ Novice Amateur, Youth/ Novice Youth, Breeders’ Trust/ Breeders’ Futurity, Judges, and Paint Alternative Competition (PAC) programs.

Performance Direct Line (817) 222-8455
General Information (817) 222-8455 or ext. 773
APHA Events Senior Director
Holly Slaughter (817) 222-6446
Advertising and Breeders’ Trust/ Breeders’ Futurity Director
Matt Arias (817) 222-6441
Director of Performance Development 
Elizabeth Lawhorn  (817) 222-6416
Youth & Amateur Activities Director
Megan McMullen (817) 222-6436
Racing & PBRIP Director
Karen Utecht (817) 222-6444
Awards Coordinator
Karen Ficklin (817) 222-6295
Regional Clubs Manager
Theresa Brown (817) 222-6403
Judges Senior Director / Shows & Education Director
Dave Dellin (817) 718-4223
Show Records (817) 222-8455 or ext. 773


Recreational Riding – Responsible for APHA trail rides.

Managing Director
Cindy Grier (817) 222-6413


Publications – Official publications of APHA.

Publications Director
Jessica Hein (817) 222-6405
Journal Circulation Toll-Free Number (877) 294-7866
U.S. / International Publication Advertising Sales
Advertising Toll-Free Number (877) 294-7866
Advertising Sales Director
Matt Arias (817) 222-6441
Publications Customer Support Specialist
Anthony Bennett (817) 222-6430
Creative Director
Jody Johnson (817) 222-8471


Accounting Department – Responsible for financial management of the association: payables, receivables, employee benefits, publication advertising billing and subscriptions.

Accounting Senior Director
Jenny Mathis (817) 222-6422
Accounts Receivable (817) 834-2742 ext. 772
Accounts Payable (817) 834-2742 ext. 352
Journal Billing (817) 222-8454


Field Services – Responsible for ranch and individual inspections, DNA genetic testing and drug testing.

General Information (817) 222-6423
MemberCare Senior Director
Jessica Hein (817) 222-6405
DNA Genetic Tests (817) 222-6423
Embryo Transfer (817) 222-6423

Racing – Responsible for maintaining all race records.

Racing Director
Karen Utecht (817) 222-6444


PH Barn Door (Official APHA Store)

Shawna Hettick
(817) 222-6411

Forms Requests

During Office Hours ext. 261
24-Hour Line ext. 271


Marketing, Membership, Special Events

Marketing, Membership & Special Events Senior Director
Steven Hayes (817) 222-6432
Marketing & Membership Operations Director
Cristin Conner (817) 222-6409


Business Development – Responsible for APHA Corporate Partnerships, World Show Sponsorships and publication/web advertising.

Business Development Director
Kurt Crawford (817) 222-6445


Administration – Responsible for management of the association and human resources. Coordinates the activities of the APHA Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Workshop, and Convention.

Executive Director
Billy Smith      (817) 222-6401
Administration Director / Legal/Executive Assistant
Jennifer Crites (817) 222-8456
LeaderCare Director / National Director
Theresa Brown (817) 222-6403
APH Foundation
Theresa Brown (817) 222-6403
Cindy Grier (817) 222-6413
Assistant  Facilities/MemberCare Director
Allyson Pennington (817) 222-6410
Human Resources Director
Kim Capuano (817) 222-6443


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