Dawn Caldwell
NCBA Federation Division Chairman

Dawn Caldwell, a beef producer from Edgar, Neb., is currently serving as the chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils of NCBA.

Caldwell and her husband, Matt, have a cow-calf operation in Clay County that was started by Matt’s grandparents. She has served on numerous state and national committees, including as vice chairman of the Nebraska Beef Council, chair of the ag policy committee of the Nebraska Farm Bureau and on the NCBA Executive Committee representing the Federation. She is also active in local organizations, including as a 4-H leader and in her local church, St. James Lutheran Church.

In addition to serving as 2017 vice chairman of the Federation, Caldwell will serve on the Beef Promotion Operating Committee (BPOC), which helps determine funding for beef checkoff projects at the national level.

Laurie Munns
NCBA Federation Division Vice Chairman

Federation Members of the Beef Promotion Operating Committee (BPOC)

The Federation chair and vice chair always serve on the BPOC. The other eight Federation members are elected by the Federation’s Board of Directors. BPOC members serve one-year terms and are eligible to be nominated to run for subsequent terms. No member shall serve more than six consecutive terms.

Dawn Caldwell, NE, Federation Division Chair

Laurie Munns, UT, Federation Division Vice Chair

Katie Brenny, MN

Clay Burtrum, OK

Gary Deering, SD

Bradley Hastings, TX

Kristin Larson, MT

Scott McGregor, IA

Clark Price, ND

Buck Wehrbein, NE

NCBA Executive Committee - Federation Division

Region I

Steve Walker, NY

Region II

Mark Pendleton, NC

Region III

Katie Brenny, MN

Region IV

Ryan Moorhouse, TX

Region V

Sallie Miller, CO

Region VI

Lucy Rechel, NV

Region VII

Barb Downey, KS




Beef Council Revenue Seats


Jaret Moyer, KBC, (3 yr)


Doug Temme, NBC, (2 yr)


Brad Hastings, TXBC, (3 yr)



Advisory Leadership - Federation Advisory Council

This committee consists of state beef council executive directors, who provide insight about state issues to Federation leadership:

Ann Marie Bosshamer, NE, Chair

Kevin Thielen, KS, Vice Chair

George Quackenbush, MI, Past Chair

Richard Wortham, TX

Karin Schaefer, MN

Bill Dale, CA

Bryan Blinson, NC

Suzy Geppert, SD

Erin Beasley, AL

Lauren Maehling, AZ



Federation information on this page funded by the Beef Checkoff.

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