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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

Office & Project Manager

Tiffany manages daily tasks around the office, including mailings, scheduling and general organization. She processes and manages membership and assists in event coordination and planning. Tiffany oversee the Ohio Beef Expo Trade Show.  

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Kelly Keirn

Manager of Consumer Programs and Digital Marketing

Kelly provides oversight and implementation of digital, social media and visual content planning. She engages with media, industry and consumer food influencers, and guides advertising, retail and foodservice programs. Kelly manages outside partners and interns, and coordinates events and consumer displays. 

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Luke Mckee

Manager of Member Services

Luke leads the Ohio Cattlemen's Association's membership marketing and revenue development programs. He provides oversight and implementation of marketing programs, engages with industry partners and cattle farmers. His responsibilities include execution of OCA’s membership programs and member services including planning educational programs, benefits and sponsorships. Luke is the contact for all association advertising including the Ohio Cattleman magazine.

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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.

erin stickel

Chairman, Bowling Green

Bill SextEn

Vice-Chairman, Washington Court House

stan Smith

Treasurer, Canal Winchester

Mandy Atterholt

Loudonville

Lou Ellen Harr

Jeromesville

Stephanie Harris

St. Clairville

Bret layman 

Johnstown 

Jake Osborn

Lynchburg

becky reed

Springfield

sam roberts

South Charleston

allan robison

Cable

Ben Seibert

St. Mary's 


Susie turner

Somerset

Kris vincent 

East canton 

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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The Ohio Beef Council does not currently have any full-time positions open. If you are looking for more ways to be involved in the beef industry, please contact the office at [email protected]