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


Brooke Miller

President


Chuck Kiker

Parliamentarian

Beaumont, TX

Justin Tupper

Vice President


Kenny Graner

Mandan, ND

Past President


Whitney Klasna

Lambert MT

Secretary


Directors


Curtis Martin

Region I: Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii

North Powder, OR

Jack Payne

Region II: California and Nevada

Fallon, NV

Open Seat

Region III: Arizona and New Mexico


Brett Crosby

Region IV: Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado

Cowley, WY

Paul Looney

Region V: Texas

Mineral, TX

Chris Skorupa

Region VI: Montana and Idaho

Roberts, MT

Lee Reichmuth

Region VII: Nebraska & Iowa

Lindsey, NE

Larry Kendig

Region VIII: Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma

Osborne, KS

Kevin Smith

Region IX: Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama

Decatur, AR

Justin Tupper

Region X: North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota

St. Onge, SD

Kevin Escobar

Region XI: Florida and Georgia

Dade City, FL

Bobby Grove

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

Virginia

Samuel Ebenkamp

Region XIII: Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan

Otwell, IN

James R. Smail

Region XIV: Ohio, Wisconsin and Illinois

Wooster, OH

Robert Groom

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

Lyons, NY

Jordan Booth

Region XVI: Native American Reservations

Wister, OK

Leo McDonnell

Director Emeritus

Columbus, MT

Frank Tomac

Affiliate Director Seat New Mexico Cattle Growers Association

Representing I-BAND

Our Team





Kelly Fogarty

Chief Operating Officer

202-870-3342
kelly@wssdc.com

Kelly maintains the day-to-day operations of the Association to ensure its mission and objectives are reflected in all actions and work.


Lia Biondo

Executive Vice President

202-870-1552
lia@wssdc.com

Lia is responsible for advancing USCA’s policy priorities in Washington, D.C. She also serves as the point-of-contact for all media requests.


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.


Kelly Polzin

Director of Membership Services

202-870-2412
kpolzin@wssdc.com

KP 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.