Richard H. L. Chichester III

Richard H. L. Chichester III, Plain City, has worked with Select Sires for 27 years. Since 1973, he has served the organization as General Manager. His accomplishments include increasing the units of semen sold from 1.4 million units to 5.4 million units and increasing the international sales from 24,000 units to more than 1.5 million units.

Chichester was an invited guest on the 1998 Gov. George Voinovich Trade Mission to South America. He is a well known speaker about the dairy industry and is recognized worldwide as a good-will ambassador for the US, dairy and beef genetics industry.

He has been a member of the National Association of Animal Breeders, serving as member and chairman of the Manager's Committee, a past member of the Sire Evaluation Committee, delegate to the National Convention and currently serves as the president of the Board of Directors. Awards include World Dairy Expo Industry Person of the Year Award, Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Animal Breeders and National Dairy Shrine Guest of Honor.