McMullen named Membership Services Manager by the APHA
FORT WORTH, Texas – The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recently announced Michael McMullen of Troy, Texas, as the new Membership Services Manager. The main responsibility of this position is membership recruitment and retention for both APHA and the AjPHA membership rolls.
McMullen graduated from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science as well as a Masters of Science in Agriculture. He worked seven years with the U. S. Department of Agriculture as a County Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency. He was also a Park Ranger for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
His personal experience with horses include being a member of the American Paint Horse Association and owner of two horses including a Paint Horse he uses for team roping and trail riding. During his time at Tarleton State University, he assisted with equine judging events and contests for 4-H and FFA. His hobby of equine and wildlife photography became a business venture in 2009. He has since photographed numerous dressage, cross-country, jumping and roping events as well as occasional wildlife.
“It’s a honor to work for such a wonderful organization and its members,” McMullen said. “I’m looking to develop and bring more new benefits to APHA members, working for the best interests of all of our members during these tough economic times.”
American Paint Horse Association members benefit from discounted rates on registrations and transfers of horses, subscriptions to APHA publications and online services. Members receive a quarterly Paint Horse Connection magazine to stay informed of APHA business and top stories. The APHA Wireless Center gives members discounts on wireless phone packages and products. Health benefits such as a free pharmacy card and health discount packages are available for members. Other benefits include discounted online services and numerous recognition programs for different disciplines from showing to trail riding.
More About APHA
Currently, American Paint Horses are being registered at APHA’s Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters at a rate of more than 30,000 horses each year. APHA has registered more than 981,000 horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded 49 years ago, and now serves approximately 85,000 active members around the world. APHA, a non-profit organization, prides itself on community involvement and educating the public about the beauty and talent of the breed. Among its many activities, APHA works to preserve bloodlines and maintain the outstanding characteristics of Paint Horses. For more information, visit the Association’s website at apha.com or call (817) 834-APHA (2742).