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



Officers


Brooke Miller

President


Chuck Kiker

Parliamentarian


Justin Tupper

Vice President


Kenny Graner

Past President


Whitney Klasna

Secretary

 

Directors


Curtis Martin

Region I: Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii


Bert Paris

Region II: California and Neveda


Open Seat

Region III: Arizona and New Mexico


Adam Redland

Region IV: Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado


Paul Looney

Region V: Texas


Chris Skorupa

Region VI: Montana and Idaho


Lee Reichmuth

Region VII: Nebraska & Iowa


Larry Kendig

Region VIII: Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma


Open Seat

Region IX: Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama


Justin Tupper

Region X: North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesot


Open Seat

Region XI: Florida and Georgia


Bobby Grove

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

Virginia

James R. Smail

Region XIII: Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan


Open Seat

Region XIV: Indiana, Wisconsin, and Illinois


Open Seat

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


Zach Ducheneaux

Region XVI: Native American Reservations


Leo McDonnell

Director Emeritus


Affiliate Director Seat

New Mexico Cattle Growers Association

Our Team





Kelly Fogarty

Executive Vice President

406-780-0176
kelly@wssdc.com

Kelly manages the administration of day-to-day operations, the implementation of programs and policies, and communicates regularly with the Executive Team, Board of Directors and Committee Leadership.


Lia Biondo

Director of Policy Outreach

202-870-1552
lia@wssdc.com

Lia coordinates USCA’s Capitol Hill presence, while also managing USCA’s communications operations. Lia also assists in the planning of USCA’s Washington, D.C Fly-In and annual meeting, in addition to the Cattle Producer’s Forum.


Jess Peterson

Senior Policy Analyst

202-870-3867
jess@wssdc.com

Jess serves as USCA’s senior policy analyst, guiding USCA’s organizational objectives and ensuring the effective delivery of USCA’s key priority messages.


Kelly Polzin

Director of Membership Services

202-870-2412
kpolzin@wssdc.com

KP oversees the development and advancement of all membership recruitment and retention programs while maintaining accurate records of current members.