New Unwanted Horse Coalition Director Named

Julia Andersen will serve as the director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, according to a release distributed by the American Horse Council (AHC).

The Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the AHC to educate the horse industry about the unwanted horse issue.

Andersen came to the Unwanted Horse Coalition with a versatile background in communications and a passion for horses.

While receiving undergraduate degrees in Rhetoric/Communications and Fine Arts from Mount St. Mary's University, Andersen also founded the school's Equestrian team and club. She went on to earn her master's degree in Journalism from Emerson College. Andersen gained strong experience in writing, creativity, and deadline management throughout her professional career in the television industry while working in program development for the Discovery Channel and as an associate producer for Court TV. Most recently, Andersen worked for Maryland Life Magazine as an account executive.

"I have always found my energy in horses," Andersen said. "Working for the Unwanted Horse Coalition on the problem of the unwanted horse is the perfect opportunity for me. I am truly lucky to find a career where I can combine my experience in communications and my knowledge of the horse industry."

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