The American Royal Association has hired Glen Alan Phillips as the
organization’s new president and chief executive officer. Phillips comes to the
Royal from the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, where he spent 18 years
serving as senior director of ag programs and events, assistant executive
director and chief strategy officer for the rodeo and all competitive events.
He will start in his new position April 15.
American Royal Chairman of the Board Charlie Tetrick also announced the hiring
of Jackie McClaskey to lead fundraising and development efforts for the
association and its new facility in Wyandotte County. McClaskey is the former
Kansas secretary of agriculture. She served the past eight years as assistant
secretary, deputy secretary and secretary at the Kansas Department of
Agriculture. McClaskey started work for the Royal January 21.