The ADGA President, with input from the Executive Committee, appoints Committee Chairs and members annually. Committees make recommendations for consideration by the Board of Directors.  Details about each Committee’s function can be found in the ADGA Guidebook.  To learn more about how ADGA functions see Governance Overview

ADGA Members may view a list of committee members and their Mid-Year and Year-End reports at: ADGA Committee Reports (login required)

ADGA Committees

Committee2023 Chair2023 Co-Chairs
Advanced JudgesLynn L Benedict
Annual MeetingElizabeth Henning
Annual Meeting Long RangeDon Marston Jr.
Annual Meeting Youth & EducationMelanie BohrenJessica Cournoyer
AwardsPeter Snyder
Breed StandardsMarshall Losey
Constitution & BylawsJennifer Mellett
FinancePhilip M Cassette
Genetic AdvancementDr. Fauna Smith, DVM
Government & International LiaisonDr. Joan Dean Rowe, DVM
Herdbook Change ReviewEd Jodlowski
HistoryDouglas Thompson
ID Task ForceTom Cox
Information ManagementExecutive Committee Member as Interim
JudgesCaroline LawsonLaura Warren-Hughes
J-TALCAnna Thompson-HadjikEmily Thompson
Linear AppraisalLeslie DiazBrian Heiser
MembershipEllen F Dorsey
National ShowKaren Smith
National Sales (Colorama & Spotlight)Sara Koehn-WalbergSandy Van Echo
National Show Long RangeJulie Matthys
National Show Youth ActivitiesDr. Paul Plummer, DVM
Production TestingLisa Shepard
ProductsErin Healey
Publicity/Promotion/EducationKaren GoodchildStephanie Rovey Commercial Liaison
RegistrationDan Greene
Reproductive TechnologiesDaniel James Louie
ScholarshipsLorene Toth
ShowsThomas Peter Considine
TypeTrinity Smith Malmanis

If you are a current ADGA member, have some expertise in one of these areas above and are willing to volunteer some of your time, please complete the Committee Appointment Application prior to October 31 of the year preceding your availability. Committee Appointment Application under General Forms >>