with Horse and Hound

MFHA Seeks Executive Director

The Masters of Foxhounds Association, soon to be headquartered in Middleburg, Virginia, seeks an executive director to succeed Lt. Col. Dennis Foster, who will retire next year. Foster is just the third person in the 109-year history of the MFHA to manage the venerable association.

The MFHA is the umbrella organization of mounted foxhunting in North America. It sets and maintains standards, requirements, and sporting guidelines for all registered hunts. It maintains registration and pedigree records for all hounds hunted by registered hunts and all that are shown in MFHA-sanctioned hound shows. The association also registers the hunting territories for all registered hunts and mediates territorial disputes.

The executive director works closely with a board of directors and reports to the president. He or she manages the association and its budget, finances, and fund raising. Other activities include planning events, seminars, and board meetings; marketing, promotion, and public relations for the sport of mounted hunting with hounds; and working with local and federal legislative activities. The executive director will engage with 154 member clubs, as well as other hunting-related organizations. Salary and benefits, commensurate with experience.

Candidates are invited to submit resume and salary expectations to [email protected] immediately. Selection will be made on or before the fall of this year.

Posted March 25, 2016