WHO WE ARE


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A Voice for Cattle Producers

Building a sustainable future for the U.S. cattle industry.



USCA works tirelessly and strategically for only one policy priority: strengthening the bottom line of the U.S. cattle producer. From working towards fair and balanced trade agreements to reestablishing a country-of-origin labeling program to protecting the health of the domestic herd, everything we do is to make your everyday life easier and your profits stronger.

As a grassroots organization, we depend on producers like YOU to serve as leaders of our industry. We're focused on the future of the industry - not just tomorrow, but five, ten, fifteen years down the road - and we're based in Washington, D.C. to ensure our message is heard loud and clear by lawmakers. You have the best genetics, the best management program and the best marketing strategy - all you're missing is the best representation on Capitol Hill.

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Our Leadership

To contact our leadership team, please email usca@uscattlemen.org.




Officers


Justin Tupper

President


Chuck Kiker

Parliamentarian

Beaumont, TX

Whitney Klasna

Vice President

Lambert MT

Brooke Miller

Past President


Open Seat


 

Secretary

Directors


Open Seat

Region I: Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii


Jack Payne

Region II: California and Nevada

2021-2024 | Fallon, NV

Open Seat

Region III: Arizona and New Mexico


Brett Crosby

Region IV: Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado

2020-2023 | Cowley, WY

Paul Looney

Region V: Texas

2021-2024 | Mineral, TX

Samantha Ferrat

Region VI: Montana and Idaho

2023-2025 | Toston, MT

Open Seat

Region VII: Nebraska & Iowa


Larry Kendig

Region VIII: Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma

2021-2024 | Osborne, KS

Kevin Smith

Region IX: Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama

2022-2022 | Decatur, AR

Larry Kinev

Region X: North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota

2023-2025 | Dawson, ND

Todd Clemons

Region XI: Florida and Georgia

2024-2025 


Jeff Clark

Region XII: West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina

2023-2025 | Alderson, WV 

Samuel Ebenkamp

Region XIII: Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan

2020-2023 | Otwell, IN

Open Seat

Region XIV: Ohio, Wisconsin and Illinois


Robert Groom

Region XV: Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut New Jersey, Delaware and Rhode Island

2021-2024 | Lyons, NY

Jordan Booth

Region XVI: Native American Reservations

2021-2024 | Wister, OK

Leo McDonnell

Director Emeritus

Permanently Appointed | Columbus, MT

Wally Condon

Affiliate Director Seat

2024-2025 | Montana Cattlemen's Association

Our Team





Kelly Fogarty

Executive Vice President

202-870-3342

kelly@wssdc.com

Kelly is responsible for advancing USCA's policy priorities. She also maintains the day-to-day operations of the Association to ensure its mission and objectives are reflected in all actions and work.


Jess Peterson

Senior Policy Advisor

202-870-3867

jess@wssdc.com

Jess advises the organization’s policy objectives and leads on strategic planning, outreach, and coordination with external partners.

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Maggie Tupper

Director of Membership Services

406-670-0530

maggie@wssdc.com

Maggie is responsible for the management and execution of membership services.


Mary Jo Foley Birrenkott

Director of Partnerships & Outreach

541-231-5605

maryjo@wssdc.com

Mary Jo oversees the development and recruitment of new partnership opportunities.


Kristen Albers

Director of Financial Services

Kristen is responsible for the management of the organization’s finances.