The board of directors of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show named Matthew R. Carter senior executive vice president this week.
Carter, 44, will join the Stock Show’s fulltime staff working with President and General Manager Brad Barnes overseeing the organization’s daily operations and 20 fulltime staff members. In his current role as vice president of Fine Line Inc., Carter oversaw the development and construction of Fort Worth’s state-of-the-art Dickies Arena as well as numerous other Fine Line Inc. development projects.
Carter brings a deep understanding of the Stock Show’s operations, having served on the organization’s board of directors, executive committee and as a livestock show superintendent.
Carter, who will join the Stock Show staff on June 14, expressed gratitude for the opportunity.
“I’m honored and humbled to be joining the Stock Show and contributing to its legacy of service to Fort Worth and the agricultural community,” Carter said. “I’m excited to join a remarkable team as we continue to build on the cherished heritage of the Stock Show and what it represents.”
Officers elected by the board to serve for the current year include: chairman of the board, Edward P. Bass; vice president, Charlie Geren; secretary, Elaine Agather; treasurer, Randy Rodgers and president/general manager, Bradford S. Barnes. Agather, who also serves on the organization’s executive committee, fills a vacancy left by the recent death of longtime Stock Show leader Charles B. Moncrief.
Seven members of the board of directors were elevated to honorary vice president status: George Beggs IV; Stephen L. Brotherton; Jim Calhoun Jr.; A.V. (Scott) Corpening, III; W. Craig Doyle; Robert M. Lansford; and James Link.
Twelve new board members were also elected: Lorene Agather; Allen Crumley; Clay Gilmer; Darren Henken; J. Bryan King; Kelly Lynch; Warren E. Mayberry; Gary Rosenbusch; Demar Sciuto; C.B. Team IV; Carey W. Williams; and Brandon Woodward.
The board approved the nomination of four new members to the organization’s executive committee: Kit Moncrief; Trent Prim; Scott Kleberg; and Doug Cassidy.
The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo will run Jan. 14-Feb. 5, 2022. Rodeo tickets go on sale Sept. 13. To learn more, visit the Stock Show & Rodeo website or call 817-877-2400.