Texas Beef Council’s board of directors controls and directs all Texas beef checkoff activities. The board includes 18 directors nominated by nine Texas beef and cattle organizations and two at-large members elected by the board. Each director may serve six consecutive one-year terms.

Executive Committee and Officers

Both the Texas Beef Council and the Beef Promotion Research Council of Texas executive committee may act on behalf of the full board between regular meetings. Five directors including the chairman, vice chairman and past chairman make up the executive committee. Any action taken by this committee must be ratified by the full board at the next scheduled meeting.

Executive Committee

Chairman

Dan Gattis

Chairman

Represents: Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Hometown: Georgetown

Vice Chairman

Pat McDowell

Vice Chairman

Represents: Texas Farm Bureau
Hometown: Shamrock

Immediate Past Chairman

Brad Hastings

Immediate Past Chairman

Represents: Texas Cattle Feeders Association
Hometown: Amarillo

Executive Committee

Zachary Yanta

Executive Committee

Represents: Texas Farm Bureau
Hometown: Runge

Executive Committee

Chloe Nunley Wilson

Executive Committee

Represents: Independent Cattlemen's Association
Hometown: Sabinal

Board Members

Brandon Cutrer

Represents: Purebred
Hometown: Wharton

Ty deCordova

Represents: Livestock Marketing Association of Texas
Hometown: Groesbeck

Neil Dudley

Represents: Southwest Meat Association
Hometown: Hamilton

Kelley Georgiades

Represents: Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Hometown: Navasota

Leslie Kinsel

Represents: Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Hometown: Cotulla

Amy Kirkland

Represents: Texas Cattle Feeders Association
Hometown: Vega

Brian Malaer

Represents: Independent Cattlemen's Association
Hometown: Harwood

Sarah McKenzie

Represents: Texas Farm Bureau
Hometown: Fort Davis

Fred Schuetze

Represents: Purebred
Hometown: Granbury

Pat Shields

Represents: At-Large
Hometown: Bryan

Marsha Shoemaker

Represents: Texas CattleWomen
Hometown: Bellevue

Mark Sustaire

Represents: Dairy
Hometown: Winnsboro

Piertsje Vanderlei

Represents: Dairy
Hometown: Amherst

Shannon Wilson

Represents: At-Large
Hometown: Canyon

Richard Winter

Represents: Texas Cattle Feeders Association
Hometown: Canyon