New President and Executive Committee Member Announced
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo elected a new President and Vice President to the Executive Committee at the Directors meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
After serving as Vice President/Secretary on the Executive Committee, Cody Davenport has been elected President of the organization. A lifelong Rodeo fan, Davenport officially joined the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo family in 1993 as a volunteer for the Auction Committee. During Davenport’s tenure, he helped develop two instrumental and successful committees: Bar-B-Q Cook-off and Ranch Rodeo, which are in existence today. His strong sense of dedication to the mission of the organization was recognized when he became a Life Member two years later in 1996 and Director in 2001. He became an Assistant Vice President in 2005 and joined the Executive Committee in 2009. Davenport’s leadership skills combined with an added comprehensive understanding of all that makes the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo unique, will make him an ideal president.
“I am honored to be elected as President for such a respected organization,” Davenport said. “The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo serves as a pillar for the community and the state of Texas by supporting youth through their educational and agricultural endeavors. I am grateful to be a part of this family and look forward to working side-by-side with our over 6,000 dedicated volunteers.”
Davenport is the owner of Neal’s Lodges in Concan, TX. He and his wife, Yvonne, are the proud parents of two children, Terrell and Seth.
In addition to the election of president, the organization also elected Mark Colaw to join the Executive Committee as Vice President. Over 25 years ago, Colaw joined the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo family as a volunteer for the Horse Show Committee and later became chairman. Colaw was instrumental in the evolution of the horse show facilities that patrons now enjoy during the annual Stock Show & Rodeo. His enthusiasm and passion quickly became his trademark. His leadership talents were recognized when he became a Life Member in 1993 and a director in 1996. Colaw became Assistant Vice President in 2005 and was made Lifetime Assistant Vice President in 2011. From assisting with the Boots ‘N Shoot annual fundraiser, and the Junior Shoot-Out Contest, Colaw has influenced many committees with his guidance.
Colaw is the owner of Seymour’s Garage in San Antonio and Hidden Springs Equestrian Center in Converse. He and his wife, Pam, are the proud parents of four children and four grandchildren.
About the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo: Established in 1949, The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the city, with over one million visitors entering the grounds each year. The success of the organization is attributed to over 6,000 volunteers who give countless hours to the organization. With community, donor and volunteer support, the organization has donated over $160 million to the youth of Texas through scholarships, grants, endowments, auctions, a calf scramble program and show premiums.