Dr. Haynes worked as a Teamster and a Stevedore while earning a mechanical engineering degree from Southern University and was then recruited into an engineering position in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Kennecott Copper Corporation Research Center. While there he began medical school at the University of Utah and graduated with honors. After completing his surgical residency in Urology, he opened a private medical practice. Dr. Haynes’ research has been published in major surgical journals. Additionally, he developed and patented a surgical stapler.
Dr. Haynes is a certified trauma surgeon and was an instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support training for physicians.
He owns and operates an all-natural, grass-fed cattle ranch in southeast Wyoming and is an advocate for local sustainable food production and healthy eating. In 2006, Dr. Haynes was presented with the Award of Merit by the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture for his contributions in the field. In 2008, he was inducted into the Multicultural Western Heritage Hall of Fame in Fort Worth Texas and Oklahoma City.
Dr. Haynes has been elevated to leadership positions in most of the in-state and national organizations with which he has been affiliated.
- He was appointed by two consecutive governors to the Board of Trustees of the University of Wyoming and served 12 years. He was Vice –President of the UW Board and Chairman of the Fiscal and Legal affairs Committee.
- He served as president of Laramie county Stock Growers, Regional Vice-President of the Wyoming Stockgrowers and President of the Pole Mountain Grazing Association.
- He was a Founder and served as President of the Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming (ICOW) Board of Directors,
- He served on the Board of the national Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF USA) Board of Directors.
- He was a member of the Board of Directors of Security First Bank.
- He was Vice-Chief of Staff at DePaul Hospital and Chairman of Patient Care.
Dr. Haynes’ volunteer activities include teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture. Additionally, he has been a frequent presenter at Health Forums where he speaks on the benefits of prevention and healthy lifestyles.
Taylor Haynes, M.D. is co-owner and serves as President and Chief Medical Officer of Prodegi Corporate Benefit Services, a third party administrator of employee benefits. His experience as a medical expert and a leader in business allows Prodegi the ability to offer clients the unique advantage of physician involvement in the administration of their health plans.
Dr. Haynes is active in politics. He had unsuccessful bids for Governor of Wyoming as a pure constitutionalist. He was selected as a delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention. He is often invited to speak at political rallies.
Dr Haynes is married to Elisabeth Wasson. He has four children and three grand children.
419 Sixth St.
Brewster, Kansas 67732
Mobile Ph.: 785-462-1447
I have been married to my wife, Dawn for 35 years. We live in Brewster, Kansas. We have two grown daughters, Avery and Whitney and have been blessed with three beautiful, busy granddaughters, Berkley, Gracen and Harper. Busy in my world is an understatement! I have been the Municipal City Superintendent for 33 years and have started many businesses during that time including a 24-hour Interstate fuel business, a rural trash service and a plumbing business.
We are heavily involved in agriculture as cow/calf producers, farming and alfalfa production.
My involvement in the Kansas Cattlemen’s Association, R-CALF USA and now OCM has allowed me to meet some great people (and some not so much) along the way! It has been a great lifetime experience. My noted quote is “You earn my respect I don’t give it away, regardless of who you are.”
I was recently voted on for a board seat of OCM. It is rewarding to see the unity on the board and us back on track addressing our principal issues with competitive markets!
“GREAT SPIRITS HAVE ALWAYS ENCOUNTERED VIOLENT OPPOSITION FROM MEDIOCRE MINDS.”
Irby served as president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association from 2010-2012, where he led the charge to bring an end to the painful practice of “soring” walking horses. Prior to his presidency Irby was an 8-time World Champion equestrian rider, and director of sales and marketing at the world’s largest walking horse breeding farm. Irby served as the former head of equine protection and rural affairs at the Humane Society of the United States and senior advisor at the Humane Society Legislative Fund from 2016-2018 and is a native of South Alabama who grew up on a horse and cattle farm in Mobile.
Irby was named by The Hill as one of nation’s Top Lobbyists for 2019 and 2020. He was recognized by President Donald J. Trump in the Oval Office on national television in November of 2019 at the signing of the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act that Irby helped usher to passage.
Marty Irby currently serves on the board of directors of the American Horse Protection Society, Equine Collaborative International, and the Organization for Competitive Markets, and his written works have been published in USA Today, The Hill, The Daily Caller, Horse Nation, The Washington Examiner, Chicago Daily Tribune, New Haven Register, The Tennessean, The Knoxville News Sentinel, The Pennsylvania Capital-Star, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Horse Nation, One Green Planet, and numerous other publications across America. He graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Communications, and attended Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. where he resides today.
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