Officers & Executive Committee

President: Pat Osenga, Wisconsin

Executive Vice President: Jan Thompson, Iowa

Manager: Deanna O'Keefe, Indiana

Director of Events: Denise Kurtz, Indiana

Director of Rules: Douglas LaSota, Arizona

Executive Committee Member: Ed Anderson, Wisconsin

Executive Committee Member: Ben Grandstaff, Ohio

Executive Committee Member: Laurie Kristoff, Illinois

Executive Committee Member: Shelene "Sam" Mitchell, Utah

Committees

IBHA has many committees that help structure the rules and policies of IBHA.  These committees are made of devoted individuals with knowledge in the equine industry.  They volunteer their time to attend the IBHA Convention to conduct workshops and meetings. 

If you are an IBHA member interested in joining a committee, please contact the office to be put in touch with the chair of the committee you're interested in.

AMATEUR

Chair: Ann Grotzke, WI

Vice Chair: Shelene Mitchell, UT

Sec.: Michele Zimmerman, WI

Exec. Liaison: Jan Thompson, IA

Members: Susan Duffy, WI

Sarah Lynd, MN

Brianne Mathews, OH

CONVENTION

Chair: Denise Kurtz, IN

Vice Chair: Deanna O'Keefe, IN

Members: Brianne Mathews, OH

JUDGES

Chair: Todd Foltz, WI

Vice Chair: Dan Grunewald, WI

Sec.: Jan Thompson, IA

Exec. Liaison: Doug LaSota, AZ

Members: Wayne Hipsley, KY

                  Laurie Kristoff, IL

Denise Kurtz, IN

Deanna O'Keefe, IN

Butch Watson, AR

HALL OF FAME

Chair: Michele Zimmerman, WI

Vice Chair: Julia Adams, VT

MINIATURE

Chair: Lori Wilson, MI

Sec.: Judy Pletcher, MI

Exec. Liaison: Ed Anderson, WI

Members: Mike Adams, IL

Lisa Olney, MI

Carmen Kellenberger-Porter, OH

Jeffrey Showerman, MI

Butch Watson, AR

Dianna Watson, AR

QUEENS

Chair: Denise Kurtz, IN

Exec. Liaison: Pat Osenga, WI

Members: Justin Kurtz, IN

                  Sarah Lynd, IA

Julia Adams, VT

Barbara Robinson, IN

Jenna Vsetecka, IA

REGISTRATION

Dir. of Research: Dale Pforr, WI

Registrar: Deanna O'Keefe, IN

Members: Dan Vincent, IL

Pat Osenga, WI

RANCH HORSE

Chair: Niome Zeisneiss, IA

Exec. Liason: Laurie Kristoff, IL

Members: Teresa Adkins, ME

                  Dan Grunewald, WI

                  Penny LePak, WI

                  Tammy Lickliter, OH

                  Brianne Mathews, OH

                  Julie McCutcheon, MD

SHOW & CONTEST

Chair: Dan Grunewald, WI

Vice Chair: Tamie Grandstaff, OH

Sec.: Shelene Mitchelle, UT

Exec. Liaison: Ben Grandstaff, OH

Members: Teresa Adkins, ME

                  Ed Anderson, WI

Todd Foltz, WI

Ann Grotzke, WI

Pat  Osenga, WI

Rob Robinson, IN

Butch Watson, AR

Niome Zeisneiss, IA

SPONSORSHIP

Chair: Bob Sneed, PA

Members: Deanna O'Keefe, IN

                   Niome Zeisneiss, IA

WELFARE

Chair: Tamie Grandstaff, OH

Exec. Liaison: Ed Anderson, WI

Members: Julia Adams, VT

                  Todd Foltz, WI

Laurie Kristoff, IL

George Lytle, IL

Lori Wilson, MI

WORLD SHOW

Chair: Rick Kurzeja, IN

Sec.: Cathy Oyster, KY

Members: Deanna O'Keefe, IN

Denise Kurtz, IN

YOUTH ACTIVITY

Chair: Sandy Anderson, WI

Vice Chair: Judy Pletcher, MI

Exec. Liaison: Ed Anderson, WI

Members: Julia Adams, VT

                  Ann Grotzke, WI

Justin Kurtz, IN

Lisa Olney, MI

Joanne Raatz, WI

Lori Wilson, MI

Michelle Zimmerman, WI

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND

President: Laurie Kristoff, IL

Vice President: Pat Osenga, WI

Treas. / Sec.: Denise Kurtz, IN

Directors: Shelene Mitchell, UT

Tina Vincent, IL