FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lexington, KY----- April 1, 2015----- The United States Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce the appointment of its new executive director and the implementation of other organizational changes to improve USHJA's ability to serve and meet the needs of its members. Beginning on April 6, 2015, Kevin Price, a senior level leader with many years of leadership and management experience, will join USHJA as executive director.
"Kevin's equestrian and management experience will be a great resource for leading the day-to-day operations of serving more than 44,000 members," said President Bill Moroney. "As we make improvements to how we serve our membership through the implementation of our strategic plan, we look forward to continuing to offer the programs and services our members value."
At the same time, USHJA is enhancing its planning capacity by enlisting the aid of ad hoc committees to guide the development of key aspects of the USHJA Strategic Plan adopted by the Board at the 2014 USHJA Annual Meeting. The Association has reorganized existing staff to create a new department----- the Sport and Association Services Department, consisting of communications, advertising and sponsorships, design, awards and merchandise, and the USHJA In Stride magazine. Also, the Association has developed a new position focused specifically on developing and launching new sport programs. These changes will help USHJA more effectively support the growing needs of sport programs and the association as a whole.
Price, in coordination with the USHJA Board of Directors, will manage and direct the operations of the organization, which includes the implementation of the USHJA Strategic Plan. Price has experience leading a variety of organizations across private, quasi-governmental and non-profit sectors. He joins USHJA from TPMA Inc., where he served as the director of workforce development, helping communities, organizations and business maximize their physical and human assets. Previously, he held the position of chief executive officer for the United States Pony Clubs, Inc., for three years. In addition to his professional credentials, Price is an avid equestrian with competition experience in eventing, dressage and show jumping.
A comprehensive list of USHJA staff members is available online at www.ushja.org/contactus. For more information about the USHJA Strategic Plan or to submit comments to ad hoc committees, please visit www.ushja.org/strategicplan.