October 20, 2017




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Angus Adds to Their Finance Team

Tara Adwell joins the team as assistant director of finance.


The American Angus Association announces the addition of Tara Adwell to the Angus finance team. She started on Sept. 11 as the assistant director of finance.  

“We are excited that Tara has decided to join our team,” said Kenny Miller, chief financial officer. “I am confident that, with Tara’s team attitude, tremendous work ethic, commitment to excellence and strong financial and accounting knowledge, we will be able to continue to serve this great membership and Association at the highest level possible.”

The Savannah, Missouri, native brings more than 10 years of accounting experience. Before joining the Angus team, she spent five years as the chief financial officer for Missouri Western State University Foundation. Prior to that, she worked for CliftonLarsonAllen as an auditor. She is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University where she received both her bachelor of science in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration.

“I have been blessed with the amazing opportunity to work for this great organization that is continuously looking forward to the future,” Adwell said. “I am excited to be working alongside our current CFO, Kenny Miller, to serve the Angus membership community. Our goal is to continue to provide the membership with the information and tools they need to succeed.”

Adwell managed more than $50 million in assets in her previous job at Missouri Western State University Foundation. During her tenure there, she also assisted with accounting for a $20 million Centennial Capital Campaign. 

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ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit www.ANGUS.org.