New ABBA Executive Vice President Bill Bunce

The American Brahman Breeders Association recently announced that William (Bill) Bunce will be taking on the role of Executive Vice President this fall.
When asked how he felt about taking the new position, Bunce said, “It is exciting, and I’m looking forward to it very much. There is of course, always some nervous energy about the unknowns, but George Kempfer and the Executive Committee have been very forthcoming, which helps to build a strong relational foundation. One thing is for certain – the combination of good cattle along with good people, acting with good intent, will lead to good results.”
Bunce graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Husbandry. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the livestock industry, including managing state ag agencies, running large-scale agricultural operations, being the Vice President of the Polled Hereford Association as well as other managerial positions in the ag world.
Most recently, Bunce served as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Brand Committee, where he directed the state livestock and law enforcement agency and lead the implementation and transition of all operations and programs, including budget oversight, policies, legislation/statutes, personnel, law enforcement and interagency relationships.
Bunce tendered his resignation at the end of August and will be moving to Texas late this fall with his wife and high school sweetheart, Lydia. They have two grown children, a daughter, Jody and a son, Joe.
“I’d like to think that both experience and dedication are strengths I bring to this association… and hopefully some insight,” Bunce said. “I’d also hope that the membership will come to find me as approachable and open to new ideas.”
Bunce expressed excitement at the opportunity to help foster growth in the association.
“Whether on the programmatic level, or individual level, it is exciting to help people capture market share,” Bunce said. “For example, each international sale, can and should lead to new and expanded markets in the expanding global arena. One thing builds upon another. It can be hard to quantify in the near term, but in retrospect, seeing increased exports over time, can only be attributable to hard work and effort. The same thing is true domestically. Alongside increasing the marketplace for quality genetics, it is always a joy to watch participants of the Junior Program(s) achieve their educational and career goals, and I look forward to that very much.”