Westerner Park has appointed six new board members following the Annual General Meeting held on June 8, 2023.

The incoming Board Chair, Tyler Nightingale, and Vice President, Al Lucas, warmly welcome Richard Boerger, Brad Dufresne, Stefan Forschle, Justin Hubert, Richard Lorenz, and Jeremy Moore to the 2023-2024 Board of Directors. These individuals bring a wealth of expertise and diverse backgrounds to their respective roles, ensuring the continued success and growth of Westerner Park.

Returning directors David Harvey and Marty Vellner, along with Past President Deb Beck, will join Nightingale and Lucas in continuing their service on the Board.

"We are thrilled to have such a talented and dedicated group of individuals join our Board of Directors," said Past President Deb Beck. "Their diverse skills and experiences will greatly contribute to Westerner Park's ongoing success in providing outstanding events and fostering agricultural excellence."

In recognition of their valuable contributions, Westerner Park would like to extend its gratitude to outgoing directors Garett Cupples, Gil Vallee, and Past President, Janice Wing for their dedicated service.

Garett Cupples, who was elected to the Board in 2020, served as the chair of the Governance & Nominating Committee and actively participated in the Human Resources & Compensation as well as Planning & Development Committees. Westerner Park expresses its sincere appreciation to Garett for his expertise and valuable insights during his tenure.

Gil Vallee, a member of the Board since 2007. Vallee served as the chair of the Human Resources & Compensation and Risk Management Committees, while providing valuable insights to the Finance, Investment & Audit and Planning & Development Committees. Westerner Park extends heartfelt thanks to Vallee for his unwavering support and extensive knowledge during his remarkable 16-year tenure.

Janice Wing, who joined the Board in 2014, previously served on the Governance and Nominating Committee. During her time on the Board, she chaired the Finance, Investment & Audit along with the Human Resources & Compensation Committees, and most notably, the Board of Directors. Westerner Park acknowledges Janice's outstanding contributions and commitment to excellence throughout her tenure.

"We are confident that this exceptional team of individuals will guide Westerner Park to new heights," added Tyler Nightingale, President. "Their collective experience and passion for our mission will undoubtedly support the organization as it moves forward.