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District 4

Bruce Alexander
Biography
Bruce Alexander
Bruce Alexander
Bruce Alexander is a retired supermarket owner who has been involved in Standardbred racing for more than 40 years. Among the top horses he has been associated with are Jolly Holiday, Fox Valley Snake, Vapor Maker, American Lane, Dr McDreamy, Colors Of The Wind, La Rapida, Fox Valley Mickala, and Ice Skipper. He was named Driver of the Year by the Wisconsin Harness Horse Association and received the Melvin Jones Award presented by the Westfield Lions. He is a member of the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association, the Wisconsin Harness Horse Association, Westfield Lions Club, and Lake Lawrence Sportsman Club. He is a past member of the Wisconsin Grocers’ Association. He and his wife, Mary, have a daughter, Stephanie Heppenstall, and a son, Michael.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
West 6276 Dyke Avenue
Westfield, WI 53964
Phone: 608-296-2636 - Fax: 608-469-7714 [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2021 (Membership Director)

Royal C. Roland
Biography
Royal C. Roland
Royal C. Roland
Royal Roland is a certified public accountant and a partner with Roland and Dieleman, CPAs. He received his B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa. He has served as president of the Iowa Harness Horsemen’s Association for more than 15 years and is a member of the Keokuk County Fair Board, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is the treasurer of the Poweshiek County Republicans. He and his wife, Barbara, have six children: Nick, Will, Tessa, Ryan, Leah and Janelle.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
P. O. Box 107
Grinnell, IA 50112
Phone: 641-236-6558 - Fax: 641-236-7237  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2022 (Membership Director)

Gabe Wand
Biography
Gabe Wand
Gabe Wand
Gabe Wand is chairman of USTA District 4 and a director since 2010. He began training horses at age 11 with his father and has been in the industry for more than 25 years. He continues to race horses in District 4 as part of a father-son duo. In 2018, he extended the all-time driving record in Wisconsin by capturing his tenth Driver of the Year title. He has owned or trained five Pacers of the Year and one Trotter of the Year in the Badger State. Gabe was the youngest person elected to the Wisconsin Harness Horse Association board of directors (at age 20) and the youngest president (at age 23). He has been the president of the WHHA for the past 15 years. Due to his dedication and accomplishments at the grassroots level, Gabe received the 2013 USTA President’s Award given by Phil Langley. In 2018, he was elected to the Harness Horse Youth Foundation Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association, Iowa Harness Horsemen’s Association and Minnesota Harness Racing, Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration, management and human resources from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He has been employed since graduating college by Prairie Farms, a dairy cooperative that ships cheese worldwide. He has worked in sales, marketing and operational management for the company.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
806 N. Main St., Unit A
Dodgeville, WI 53553
Phone: 608-574-5468  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2022 (Membership Director)