Davis to Assume Role of Personnel Task Force Chairman

Andrew Waites has resigned from the SHOW HIO Personnel Task Force.  Waites was chosen to chair the Personnel Task Force, whose major focus was creating the job description of the new SHOW CEO and conducting the search for that candidate.

Waites, citing personal reasons, resigned effectively immediately and will be replaced by Mike Davis, a Personnel Task Force member.  Davis is currently employed by Metlife and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Davis owns Shamrock Farms in Shelbyville, Tenn.

Waites commented, “I fully support the initiatives of SHOW and look forward to the progress within the industry continuing.  At this time however, I need to spend more time with my family and career in Mississippi and can’t devote the necessary time to the SHOW Personnel Task Force.”  He continued, “It is not fair to SHOW for me to not be able to devote the necessary time and I look forward to helping them in any way I can in the future.  I support Mike Davis fully and know he will lead the task force in finding the right person for the job.”

“We would like to thank Andrew for his support and help as we have launched the SHOW HIO.  We would not be where we are today without his and the other task force members help.  We hate to lose a valuable member such as Andrew but we also support completely his decision to spend more time with his family,” said SHOW CEO Dr. Doyle Meadows.

The SHOW HIO has five task forces:  Personnel, Sound Horse, Finance, Operating Plan and Communications.  The chairpersons for those committees are Mike Davis, Frank Eichler, Bob Medina, Mike McGartland and Janice Fostek.