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.
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.
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.
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.
Manager of Consumer Programs & Digital Marketing
Ashley develops marketing recommendations for Ohio Beef Council's marketing plan and implements tactics of the plan to increase consumer demand for beef and veal products. She also works to plan and coordinate events and organizational programs for the Ohio Beef Council, and on occasion assist with Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation. In addition, Ashley provides regular updates to the OBC website and social media platforms.
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.
Manager of Member Services
Bailey coordinates association membership marketing activities including recruitment and retention programs, county association services and producer education programs. He works with various agri-business companies who are members of OCA’s Allied Industry Council and manages the Ohio Beef Expo Trade Show and Genetic Pathway. He is also responsible for advertising sales for the Ohio Cattleman magazine.
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.
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.
Chairman, Bowling Green
Vice-Chairman, Washington Court House
Treasurer, Canal Winchester
Director of Agriculture Ohio Department of Agriculture
Cattlemen's Beef Board Representative