Jennifer Houston of Sweetwater, Tenn., was named president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association at the organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La., Feb. 2. Houston had served as 2018 president-elect.
Houston and her husband, Mark, own and operate East Tennessee Auction Market in Sweetwater. She has been active in the beef industry for more than 30 years, first serving at the state level then being elected to positions in national posts. She has been an NCBA board member since 1996.
Elected NCBA president-elect was Marty Smith, Florida. Jerry Bohn, Kansas, was elected vice president. Don Schiefelbein, Minnesota, was elected chair of the NCBA Policy Division and Todd Wilkinson, South Dakota, was elected vice chair. Laurie Munns, Utah, was elected chair of the NCBA Federation Division and Buck Wehrbein, Nebraska, was elected vice chair.
Elected to serve on the Beef Promotion Operating Committee from the Federation, joining Munns, Wehrbein and ten members elected from the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, were: Katie Brenny, Minnesota; Gary Deering, South Dakota; Bradley Hastings, Texas; Chris Jeffcoat, Pennsylvania; Clark Price, North Dakota; Jeff Rudolph, Nebraska; Don Terry, Tennessee; and VeaBea Thomas, South Dakota.