Board of Directors


J.O. "Bo" Reagan, Zoetis

Past Chairman

H. Russell Cross, Texas A&M University

Treasurer and Legal Advisor

David Waggoner, Waggoner Law Firm


Keith Belk, University of Colorado

Rod Bowling, USDA

Mitch Bowling, Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain

Barry Carpenter, North American Meat Institute

Paul Clayton, US Meat Export Federation

Don Close, Rabo AgriFinance

Michael Fields, University of Florida

Jessica Finck, Merck Animal Health

Randal Garret, Food Safety Net Services

Jill Harvie, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

Nelson Huerta Leidenz, Texas Tech University

Mohammad Koohmaraie, IEH

Saul Mercado, Five Nations Beef Alliance

Brad Morgan, Performance Food Group

Kevin Pond, Colorado State University

Penny Riggs, Texas A&M University

Justin Ransom, Tyson Foods

Barry Somerour, II,  Acala Partners

Douglas Steele, Texas AgriLife

Jason Strong, Australian Agricultural Company

Tommy Wheeler, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center of USDA-ARS

Ross Wilson, Texas Cattle Feeders Association

Executive Director

David White, CAE