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Date: 10/20/2008

Title: NCBA Searches for Next CEO

DENVER – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is accepting applications for its Chief Executive Officer position.  Terry Stokes announced his resignation as NCBA’s CEO September 25.   

The job description is posted on  Qualified candidates need to submit their resume by November 15 to Nancy Rudzek, Executive Director-Human Resources, NCBA, 9110 East Nichols Ave. Suite 300, Centennial, Colo., 80112, or by email at  

The NCBA officers have formed a CEO Search Committee.  The committee includes a regionally diverse group of cattle producers and state executives from cattle association affiliates and state beef councils.  The members of this committee are:

-         Paul Genho, Chairman, cattle producer, Utah

-         Ann Marie Bosshamer, executive director, Nebraska Beef Council

-         Tracy Brunner, cattle producer, Kansas

-         Steve Foglesong, NCBA vice president and cattle producer, Illinois

-         Bruce Hafenfeld, cattle producer, California

-         Jim McAdams, cattle producer, Texas

-         Errol Rice, executive vice president, Montana Stockgrowers Association

-         Buddy Smith, cattle producer, Arkansas

-         John Queen, cattle producer, North Carolina

-         Gary Voogt, NCBA president-elect and cattle producer, Michigan

-         Roger West, cattle producer, Florida

-         Jim Wilson, cattle producer, Oregon


“I want to thank these industry leaders for serving in this very important role,” said Andy Groseta, cattle producer, Cottonwood, Ariz., and president, NCBA. “The CEO of NCBA provides the overall vision and leadership to the industry’s one plan – one budget – one voice strategy.”

The CEO Search Committee will review resumes, screen candidates and recommend two to four candidates to NCBA’s officers for final selection.  A recruiting firm is not being engaged at this time.

“It is our aim to have a candidate in place by the beginning of 2009,” said Groseta.

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