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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Board Of Directors Elects New Members

on January 11, 2018 - 7:48am
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Board of Directors at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has announced the appointment of native New Mexico resident Bert Madera to the Associate Board. Madera joins 77 others on the Board, which is comprised of individuals nationwide.
The National Cowboy Museum’s Board of Directors’ objective is to oversee and direct management in fulfilling the Museum’s mission and purposes. The Museum’s business and affairs are managed by its Board of Directors; they also set policy and strategy as well as provide oversight and decision-making guidance.
“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Madera to the National Cowboy Museum’s Associate Board,” Museum President/CEO Natalie Shirley said. “Bert personifies the great history and culture of the American West and brings abundant experience, knowledge, and leadership to an ever-evolving Board.”
Madera was raised on the Pitchfork Ranch west of Jal, and has been a rancher and cowboy since his early years. Bert and his wife Patricia, who has since passed, effectively implemented progressive grazing methods and holistic grazing practices in the 1980s. In the 1990s, Madera toured with western singer and songwriter Michael Martin Murphey, serving as his road manager.
Madera married Montie Carol in 2006 and they enjoy hosting Cowgirl Camps to give young girls the opportunity to experience life in the country. They reside in Ruidoso and oversee the day-to-day ranching operations with his son, David.
About the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum  
Nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is six miles northeast of downtown Oklahoma City in the Adventure District at the junction of Interstates 44 and 35, the state’s exciting Adventure Road corridor. The Museum offers annual memberships beginning at $40.
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