The Red Angus Association of America has a number of active committees. These committees exist to provide input to the staff and the Board, and represent one of our Association’s most valuable resources. All members are encouraged to contact the committee members with your ideas and suggestions. By working together we can continue to keep Red Angus the progressive, innovative breed association that has led the industry since its foundation in 1954.

2019 Committee Assignments

Mission: The mission of the RAAA Registration Committee is to review, evaluate and advance the rules, regulations and policies that record, register and objectively describe Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. Guided by the Strategic Plan and Core Policies, the Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the Red Angus database, often collaborating with other committees.

Jeff Pettit, BD Chair
Stephanie Jung
Susan Schuler
Steven Rogers
Kim Harms
Jesse Crump
Micah Bristow
Bruce Ketchum
Kay Klompien, BD
Kenda Ponder, Staff
Halla Pfeiff, Staff


Mission: The Red Angus marketing committee shall have as its purpose the goal of identifying and developing commercial cattle marketing programs. To compliment this, it is also the goal of the marketing committee to develop and implement education programs for any current or newly proposed commercial marketing programs.

Steve Koester, Chair, BD
Rob Hess
Tony Ballinger
Clint Berry
Mark Burchfield
Chuck Feddes, BD
Bryce Risa
Bryan Gill
Mark Meisinger
Raymond Prescott
Anthony Rossi
Harold Bertz, Staff
Nolan Woodruff, Staff
Katie Ochsner, Staff

Mission: Oversee the development and maintenance of the Association’s Bylaws so they are clear, concise, and effective in guiding the operation of the association; providing interpretation of its meaning when needed; and recognizing the need for amendment in order to keep the association current, relevant, and responsive to positive change.

John Langdon, Chair, BD
Steve Andras
Melvin Leland
Kim Ford
Dan Stickel
Newley Hutchison, BD
Tom Brink, CEO

Mission: The purpose of the Show and Sale Committee is to be responsible for the development of rules and regulations assuring that the Red Angus breed is properly represented and displayed in a manner that promotes integrity and reflects the effective and progressive use of quality Red Angus genetics.

Stuart Gilbert, Chair, BD
Johnnie Cundiff
Charles Lewis
Brian Shuter
David Dickerson
Cassie Johnson 
JC Andras
Scott Bayer
Chessie Mitchell, Staff

Mission: To effectively tell the Red Angus story using sound science and real-world beef production to advance the Red Angus Association of America as a trusted source of information and genetics for the beef industry.

Connie Mushrush, Chair, BD
Karen Raisland
Lori White
Anne Kimmey
Kelly Massey
Cody Halfmann
Kay Klompien,BD
Brandi Buzzard Frobose, Staff
Tracey Koester, Staff
Kevin LeMaster, Staff

Mission: The Breed Improvement Committee serves as the catalyst for developing and delivering tools designed to improve the genetics of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. The committee relies upon the RAAA Strategic Plan, directives from the RAAA Board of Directors, and interaction with RAAA stakeholders for guidance in determining the areas of emphasis and prioritization. Resulting recommendations are presented to the RAAA Board of Directors for final approval and guidance for implementation.

Will Andras, Chair
Craig Bieber
Butch Schuler
Tyler Sonstegard
Kelli Brown
Mark Harms
Jim Yance, BD
Daniel Mushrush
Halla Pfeiff, Staff
Ryan Boldt, Staff


Mission: To equip and prepare all JRA stakeholders to be leaders,
innovators, stewards and advocates for the Red Angus breed, the beef
industry and agriculture.

Kyley DeVoe, BD, Chair
Susan Smydra
Tim Prather
Chris Pierce
Philip Berg
Marie Linnel
Aaron Kravig, BD
Kim Heller, Staff


Sam Lorenzen, BD, Chair
Ross Knott
George Murdock
Sarah Jones,
Tom Brink, CEO
Kelli Brown, RAFI,
Ernest Christian
Donnell Brown, Chair
Dr. Mark Enns
Gordon Jones
Bob Weaber
Kevin Miller
Brian Brigham
Kyle Caires
Tad Sonstegard
Ryan Boldt, Staff
Sam Lorenzen,BD
Frank Wedel, Chair
Tom Woodward
Joe Mushrush
John Butler
Mary Ann Kniebel
CJ Blew
Jason Anderson
John Langdon, BD
Harold Bertz, Staff
Stuart Gilbert, BD Chair
Steve Andras
Steve Koester, BD
Sam Lorenzen, BD
Peggy Bieber
John Langdon, BD
Halla Pfeiff, Staff
Chessie Mitchell, Staff
Kyley Devoe, BD Chair
Tena Ketchum
Steve Andras
Raymond Prescott
Kurt Rich
Gary Jacobson
Brandi Buzzard Frobose, Staff
Frank Wedel - President
Kelli Brown
Blake Angell
Bob Hough
Scott Ford
Cam Forbes
Chuck Feddes, BD
Patsy Krause, Staff