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OHIO BEEF COUNCIL STAFF

Ohio is structured as a two-hat state, meaning our staff work for both the Ohio Beef Council and the Ohio Cattlemen's Association. This efficient structure allows for the most effective use of resources. Each staff person keeps detailed time sheets and their time is billed to the appropriate entity on a monthly basis. Some staff members' time is spent working more for the OBC than others.

ELIZABETH HARSH

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Elizabeth directs and coordinates all activities of the Ohio Beef Council and the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association. She is responsible for compliance with the beef checkoff Act & Order and for all OBC/OCA financial statements. Finally, she supervises all OBC/OCA staff.

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RON WINDNAGEL

Director of Accounting & Operations

Ron is responsible for all fiscal activities for Ohio Beef Council, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Cattleman Magazine and Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation. He generates all monthly financial statements and assists in preparing the annual budget for each entity. For the checkoff, he records all remittances, Ohio and out-of-state, makes deposits and is responsible for the Bi-monthly Checkoff Update mailing to Ohio collection points.

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ANNA GEST, MS, RDN, LD

Nutrition Coordinator

Anna builds relationships with Ohio’s health professionals and disseminates information on nutrition and health issues. She regularly presents beef nutrition information to dietetic students, as well as practicing health professionals, and helps coordinate on-farm visits for members of the nutrition community.

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Hanna Fosbrink

Manager of Communications & Managing Editor

Hanna is responsible for overseeing all coordination and planning of the Ohio Cattleman magazine, including compiling editorial, photos, advertising, proofing and working with appropriate vendors to meet production and printing schedules. She also works to distribute producer communications in a timely manner via social media and newsletter format. In addition, Hanna serves as the staff graphic designer, photographer and maintains media relations.

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Tiffany Arnett

Administrative Assistant

Tiffany manages daily tasks around the office, including mailings, scheduling and general organization. She also processes memberships and assists directors in many of their efforts.

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Ohio Beef Council operating committee

The Ohio Beef Council’s operating committee is made up of 15 beef producers appointed by the Ohio Director of Agriculture. The operating committee’s main responsibility is to determine the best use of checkoff funds.

Would you like to contact a member of the operating committee? Contact OBC and we'll put you in touch.

2020 OBC OPERATING COMMITTEE MEETING DATES >

erin stickel

Chairman, Bowling Green

Bill SextEn

Vice-Chairman, Washington Court House

stan Smith

Treasurer, Canal Winchester

Mandy Atterholt

Loudonville

Stephanie Harris

St. Clairsville

david felumlee

Newark

Jake Osborn

Lynchburg

Lou Ellen Harr

Jeromesville

becky reed

Springfield

sam roberts

South Charleston

allan robison

Cable

Susie Turner

Somerset

garth ruff

Napoleon

Kurt Steiner

Creston

Barb Watts

Alexandria

Dorothy Pelanda

Director of Agriculture Ohio Department of Agriculture

kathy sautters

Cattlemen's Beef Board Representative

elizabeth harsh

Executive Director

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manager of consumer programs & digital marketing

The Ohio Beef Council (OBC), the state’s checkoff-funded promotion program for beef and veal working on behalf of Ohio cattle farmers, is seeking a dynamic and energetic communicator to lead the council’s consumer marketing. The position includes oversight and implementation of digital, social media and visual content planning; engaging with media, industry and consumer food influencers; guiding advertising, retail, foodservice and nutrition programs; management of outside partners and interns; and coordination of events and consumer displays.   

Our ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum 1-year experience in a same or similar role. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Rush, etc.) is preferred. Our most successful team members are highly organized, show great attention to detail, and demonstrate high levels of skill with office software and technology.     

This position is regular, full time, and available as a remote/hybrid role from anywhere in the state of Ohio.  OBC offers a full suite of benefits to employees including health insurance (medical/dental/vision), life insurance, 401k, and paid time off.   

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements letter to Executive Director, Elizabeth Harsh at [email protected]

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manager of member services

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), the state’s advocacy organization working on behalf of Ohio cattle farmers, is seeking a dynamic and energetic communicator to lead the association’s membership marketing and revenue development programs. The position includes oversight and implementation of digital, social media and visual content marketing programs, engaging with industry partners and cattle farmers. Responsibilities include execution of OCA’s membership marketing programs, member services, including planning educational programs, and association sponsorship and advertising sales. 

Our ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum 1-year experience in a same or similar role. Our most successful team members are highly organized, show great attention to detail, and demonstrate high levels of skill with office software and technology.  

This position is regular, full time, and available as a remote/hybrid role from anywhere in the state of Ohio.  OCA offers a full suite of benefits to employees including health insurance (medical/dental/vision), life insurance, 401k, and paid time off.  

 To apply, send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Executive Director, Elizabeth Harsh at [email protected]  

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