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Reno Rodeo Association Officers, Executive Committee & Directors


Jim Carpenter, President

Jim Carpenter, one of the owners of Town Barbers, brings a few years of Reno Rodeo knowledge with him to the board meetings. Jim has been a member of the Reno Rodeo Association for over 21 years. He was first involved with the Reno Rodeo when his daughter became a flag girl. He then decided to become a volunteer and has been immersed in the business of putting on, "The Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West" ever since.

TOM CATES - 1st Vice President

Tom has been an active member of Reno Rodeo since 1989. He has served on many committees including parking, sponsors, Special Kids Rodeo and the cattle drive. He has served as Committee Chairman of BBQ, team penning, grounds and the finance committee. He has been the Arena director for the last 3 rodeos. He has served on the Executive Committee for 4 years, becoming 2nd VP in 2001. He is a great cook and is the chief cook for the annual Reno Rodeo Association members trail ride. Tom will be the Reno Rodeo Association President in 2004. Tom has worked for the Washoe County School District for 22 years, most recently as administrator in charge of the Regional Technical Institute, WCSD's vocational school. Tom has just retired in time for the rodeo. His wife Phyllis is an elementary teacher and they have two grown sons; Matt, a project engineer for Granite Construction and Clint, a professional golfer in Las Vegas.


Jerry David - Treasurer

Jerry grew up in Susanville, California. He joined the electrical apprenticeship program in Reno, Nevada and spent his entire career in the electrical field, as a journeyman electrician, estimator, and ended his career as Business Manager of the IBEW, Local 40l. He is a Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge, 597 and past president of the Nevada White Hats riding group. He has been a Reno Rodeo Association member since 1991, serving on the By Laws committee, Special Kids Rodeo, BFI, Ushers, Grounds, Specialty Sales, etc. In the past he has chaired the Chuckwagon Committee, Team Penning Committee, and is currently Treasurer of the association and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Jerry enjoys deer and elk hunting, bird hunting with his German Shorthair, Keeley, and fishing at Pyramid Lake with son-in-law John. Jerry lives in Reno with his wife, Sherri, who is also a Rodeo Association member, Director. They raise horses and enjoy spending time with family, trail riding and campouts.

Bill Summy - Secretary

The best thing about the Reno Rodeo Association for Bill is its members and volunteers and the way they come together every year to put on the, "Wildest, Richest, Rodeo in the West." Bill has been involved with the following committees over the past 20 years; Admissions, Bars, Concessions, Golf, Special Kids Rodeo, Stalls, Ushers, and the Behind the Chutes Youth Tours to name a few. His goal when he joined the association was to someday become an officer with the Reno Rodeo. His goal came true in the year 2000 when he became an officer as the Secretary. I hope to continue as Secretary as long as they will have me. He currently oversees the task of creating the security badges for the upcoming rodeo. Bill can be seen dressed up as a rodeo clown for any appearance of the Reno Rodeo in the community. He loves the kids. He is also involved in the Senior National Finals Rodeo. Bill Summy is a Water Supply Specialist with Truckee Meadows Water Authority. Bill has been a member of the Reno Rodeo for 20 years. Bill announces Jr. Rodeos, High School Rodeos and the Reno Rodeo Drill Team Competition for relaxation. Bill's wife Cheryl is on the Reno Rodeo Flag Team and his son Tom is a Reno Rodeo Wrangler.

Directors Bob Austin
Dan Barreto
Randy Bell
Bob Bell
Ray Callahan
Ray Chavez
Chris Cook
Gordon Cowan
Sherri David
Alex Davis
Dan Ehorn
Mark Elston
Dennis Freeman
Larry Frugoli
Jerry Havniear
Jim Hay
Rich Hill
Josh Iveson
Gary D. Jackson
Bill Johnson
Mike Lucke
Jim Ludwig
Gene McClelland
Kevin McKee
Bob Merchant
Rich Miller
Brent Muhlenberg
Doug Nicholson
Tom Pagnano
Kevin Rose
Bob Rose
Phil Salerno
Marnie Sheffield
Fred Sheltrown
Larry Stacy
Steve Teserio
Clint Thiesse
Paul Tueller
Howard Weiss
Greg Williams
Fred Woodside