The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) has hired a new executive director to lead the Fort Worth, Texas-based association.
The association announced late Friday afternoon (March 22) that it had hired Kirk N. Slaughter to fill the position. He will start in May.
Slaughter is currently the director of the City of Fort Worth’s Public Events Department, which oversees city-owned venues such as the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Some of cutting’s biggest events, including the Futurity, are held annually at Will Rogers.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Slaughter to the NCHA team,” NCHA Interim Executive Director Lewis Wray said in a statement. “His vast knowledge in event production and project development will be vital resources. But the Leadership [sic] that he brings to NCHA will propel this association into the future in the most positive way!”
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