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Technology and Communications Manager Begins at ASHA

, Kentucky ­– Chris Shafer, of Lexington, Kentucky, has been hired by the American Saddlebred Horse Association as its technology and communications manager, effective Thursday, June 29.

Shafer will be primarily responsible for overseeing technological functions, as well as increasing revenues through the Association’s magazine and website and contributing to magazine editorial content.


Shafer is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast meteorology.  He also spent several years in the University of Kentucky’s journalism program.  His work experience includes several years in the radio and television business, including a position as chief meteorologist for a television station in Georgia.  Most recently he has been employed by a local news and media monitoring company in Lexington.


Alan F. Balch, ASHA executive secretary, said with Shafer’s knowledge of technology and journalism, he should be a great addition for the Association.


“Chris has a great résumé with impressive experience, and I believe he can use his knowledge to help us develop the funds we need to ensure a prosperous future for our breed,” Balch said.

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