Dr. Terry Mader, of Gretna, Neb., was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) at the group's annual meeting in Dallas in December. Currently owner of Mader Consulting LLC, Mader is a retired professor and extension beef cattle specialist at the University of Nebraska. Vice chairman for the past two years, Mader succeeds Dr. Karen Christensen, of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. 

Dr. Jennifer Walker was named vice chairman, DVM, director of dairy stewardship at Dean Foods, Dallas, Texas. The two other members of the officer team are Secretary David Pyle, DVM, a poultry consultant from Zeeland, Mich., and Treasurer Matt Anderson, Suidae Animal Health & Production, Algona, Iowa. The organization's executive director is Mike Simpson.


Two new directors have been appointed to PAACO by their respective member organizations: Dave Sjeklocha, DVM, operations manager of animal health and welfare, Cattle Empire LLC, Satanta, Kan., American Association of Bovine Practitioners; and Dr. John McGlone, PAS, ACAWS, professor and institutional official, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, Federation of Animal Science Societies