February 15, 2004
Feb. 2004 -- The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) has nominated two individuals to fill two director seats on the board of the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (NSIIC).
Bill Blake (Mich.) has been nominated for re-appointment to the marketing director seat. Blake has spent his career in the lamb business and is eligible for another appointment to the board.
Clark Willis (Utah) was put forward as the nominee for the sheep producer director. Willis manages a progressive sheep operation and would bring strong leadership skills and financial management expertise to the Center.
ASI publicly thanks retiring board member Jeanne McCormack of California for the producer representation she has provided over the past three years.
?ASI recognizes the necessity of dedicated, well-informed and diligent directors to implement the missions and goals of the Center,? commented ASI President Guy Flora. ?We acknowledge the strong progress made by past directors and enthusiastically endorse these nominations to carry forward the important programs and funding opportunities developed in recent years.?
ASI is the sponsoring organization that created the Center in 1996. It is also the original ?Certified National Sheep Organization? to nominate directors to the board.