Braly and Fischer elected to NIAA Board of Directors

Apr 10, 2009
by WLJ
Braly and Fischer elected to NIAA Board of Directors

John Braly, vice president, North American Business Development and Sales, Destron Fearing, and Glenn Fischer, senior vice president of Allflex USA Inc., were elected to serve threeyear terms on the board of directors of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA). The two were elected during NIAA’s annual meeting in Louisville, KY, March 31-April 1. NIAA’s Board of Directors guides the organization’s 213 members from the beef, dairy, swine, sheep, goat, equine and poultry industries.

Membership includes national and state livestock, poultry and equine organizations as well as veterinarians, government regulatory personnel, academia, researchers, extension specialists, producers and allied industry businesses and organizations.

“John’s strong beef background coupled with his experience with animal identification and association membership and education make him an ideal fit as an NIAA board member,” states Dr. Leonard Bull, chairman of NIAA. “He’s a well-rounded individual who can big picture as well as stay focused on the little things that make an organization function at optimum level.”

Braly’s professional background has focused primarily on the beef industry and animal identification. He has been with Destron Fear ing for three years as the vice president of business development in the animal applications division, with additional North American sales team and government affairs duties added in 2008. Prior to joining Destron Fearing, Braly spent four years with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as vice president for industry and member services and 16 years with the California Cattlemen’s Association.

In addition to serving on NIAA’s board, Fischer has served on the Executive Committee, Board of Direc tors and the Allied Industry Chair of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and on the board of the National Farm Animal Information and Records initiative. “We are extremely pleased to have Glenn join NIAA’s Board of Directors as he’s dedicated his professional life to animal agriculture and animal identification and has a pulse on the industry,” states Bull. “Glenn is well versed about NIAA and its mission and just last year served as chairman of our ID–INFO Workshop 2008.” — WLJ