Bill Bowman has been named the American Angus Association Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. Bowman has been with the Association for 16 years and also serves in other leadership roles such as vice president of information and data programs, director of performance programs and president of Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), a subsidiary of the Association. He began his tenure at the Association as a regional manager, traveling Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma, and later became the first director of commercial programs.

As COO, Bowman will oversee the daily operations of the Association. He will work closely with Bryce Schumann, the Association Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and all departments.

“Bill understands the needs of the membership and the importance of customer service, as well as all departments within the Association,” Schumann says. “He’ll be instrumental in ensuring that the Association continues to provide programs and services to our membership and the commercial cattle producer now and in the future.”

Bowman is a Stet, Mo., native and a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is active in industry organizations, serving on the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) board of directors and as chairman of the Ultrasound Guidelines Council (UGC). He has previous experience in the Angus seedstock business and in sale management.

The COO position is an integral part of the executive management team that Schumann established shortly after taking on the role of CEO. The executive management team is designed to more efficiently manage the Association and ensure that all of its entities work more closely together.