Runner continues with the AHA as office assistant and event coordinator

September 3, 2020

The American Hereford Association (AHA) is excited to welcome Halie Runner to Team Hereford as the office assistant and event coordinator. Runner began her post in August.

In this position, Runner will assist with office operations including the organization of delegates for the board of director election, coordinate the annual meeting and other office event and activities.

“Through my time in the livestock industry, I have found that there is no family more humble, dedicated and welcoming than the Hereford family,” Runner says. “I am excited to continue working with a breed that is rooted deep in their heritage and devoted to grow its breeders and cattle.”

Runner recently served as the 2020 AHA youth activities intern where she helped organize and facilitate the 2020 National Junior Hereford Expo. She is a May 2020 graduate of Oklahoma State University (OSU) where she majored in animal science and agricultural communications. Prior to attending OSU, Runner was a member of the Lincoln Land Community College livestock judging team.

“We are pleased to have Halie joining the AHA team after her serving as the youth activities intern,” says Jack Ward, AHA executive vice president. “She has a great livestock background and coupled with her animal science and ag communication degree, makes her a perfect fit for the position.”


The American Hereford Association (AHA), with headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the largest U.S. beef breed associations. The not-for-profit organization along with its subsidiaries — Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC, Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) and American Beef Records Association (ABRA) — provides programs and services for its members and their customers, while promoting the Hereford breed and supporting education, youth and research. For more information about the Association, visit For pictures and additional news releases, visit