From Edmond, Oklahoma, Mike has served as a National Director since 1995. He has been a member and leader of the Oklahoma Paint Horse Club, Empire State Paint Horse Club, Gulf Coast Paint Horse Club and Texas Paint Horse Club.
From his vast and varied experience, more of which can be found here, Mike says he feels ready to take on this role of leadership for the association.
“When I started my working career, the gentleman I worked for, who owned the company, thought that if I was going to be totally efficient for that company, I needed to work in every department every area. So I did. I was not very handy with an 18-wheeler, but I mastered it,” Mike said at the APHA Convention. “When I look around this room, I have to say almost everyone in this room—members, staff of the association—has put time and effort into educating me, helping me get knowledge and understanding of the association.
“I stand in front of you feeling very confident, very prepared to be very efficient for you and everyone in the association.”
With the addition of Mike marks the shift of the Executive Committee, which now stands as follows (as shown from left to right in the photo):
- President: Mary Parrott, Ruston, Louisiana
- President-Elect: Ron Shelly, Georgetown, Texas
- Vice President: Susie Shaw, Parsons, Tennessee
- Senior Committee Member: George Ready, Hernando, Mississippi
- Fifth Committee Member: Dr. Craig Wood, Owenton, Kentucky
- Sixth Committee Member: Mike Short, Edmond, Oklahoma
- Immediate Past President: Gregg Reisinger, Eldora, Iowa
To learn more about President Mary Parrott, read the March issue of the Paint Horse Journal.
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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.