Missouri native Wes Tiemann has been named regional manager in the states of Iowa and Missouri for the American Angus Association. He will assume the responsibilities in mid-September.

As regional manager, Tiemann will work closely with Angus producers in the two-state area, providing them a link to the Association. He will represent the Association and its entities at various Angus and beef industry events. In addition, he will work closely with Angus Productions Inc. (API), providing marketing and sales support to the membership. Tiemann will also work with commercial producers who use Angus genetics. He fills the position that was vacated by Don Laughlin, who moved to the Association headquarters as the member services director.

“Wes’ knowledge of the beef industry and his background in agriculture makes him an excellent fit to serve the members and affiliates of the American Angus Association,” says Bryce Schumann, chief executive officer (CEO). “His focus on and belief in our business will benefit our members and our breed now and in the future.”

Tiemann most recently worked as a field representative covering the Southern Plains states for the American Simmental Association. He earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science and industry from Kansas State University (K-State) and was a member of the 2006 K-State livestock judging team. He also attended Fort Scott Community College, where he participated in livestock judging.

“I look forward to working in a territory so rich in Angus genetics and history with so much to offer the beef industry,” said Tiemann, who was raised on a diversified livestock operation in central Missouri. In his spare time, he enjoys horses, spending time outdoors and discussing genetics.

Tiemann will be one of 13 regional managers who represent the Association across the United States, providing services to members and those commercial producers who use Angus genetics. For more information about Angus programs, go to www.angus.org.