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Accelerated Genetics recently had three members re-elected and one member newly elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors. Those who were re-elected include Gary Eibergen, Granton, Wis., representing District 3; Nick Butzler, Rockland, Wis., representing District 5; and Doug Thesing Winona, Minn., representing District 10. Newly elected to the board of directors is Kenneth Levzow, Rio, Wis., representing District 6.

Board members are elected through the democratic process from the grassroots membership. They strive to lead and formulate policy for the benefit of all dairy and beef producers. The current board represents a wide array of operation styles and each member brings a unique perspective to the Board of Directors. Their experience and management skills provide a great foundation for them to challenge the Accelerated Genetics management team in developing innovative products, research and service to be positioned for future market trends and evolutions.

2012-2013 Board of Directors for Accelerated Genetics: Back row (l-r): Ken Levzow - Dist. 6; John Pronschinske - Dist. 2 and Secretary/Treasurer; David Score - Dist. 1 and First Vice Chair; and Rick Carlson - Dist. 7. Middle row (l-r): Andy Dejno III - Dist. 4; Jeff Styczynski - Dist. 9; Nick Butzler - Dist. 5; and Doug Thesing - Dist. 10. Front row (l-r): Brian Brown - Dist. 8 and Board Chair; and Gary Eibergen - Dist. 3 and Second Vice Chair.

With the re-elections, the Board of Directors reorganized. The new officers are as follows: Brian Brown – Chair of the Board, Belleville, Wis. – District 8; David Score – First Vice Chair, Boyceville, Wis. – District 1; Gary Eibergen – Second Vice Chair, Granton, Wis. – District 3; and John Pronschinske – Secretary/Treasurer, Arcadia, Wis. – District 2. Also serving on the board of directors are Andy Dejno III, Independence, Wis. – District 4; Nick Butzler, Cashton, Wis. – District 5; Kenneth Levzow, Rio, Wis. – District 6; Rick Carlson, Hollandale, Wis. – District 7; Jeff Styczynski, Pulaski, Wis. – District 9; and Doug Thesing, Winona, Minn. – District 10.

Accelerated Genetics is a global provider of bovine genetics and research, reproductive services, and solution-based animal health products. With a focus on People, Products and Pride, Accelerated Genetics' vision is to be the producer's trusted first choice.