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. This includes monthly payables and receivables. Ron 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. Ron is also responsible for payroll and all tax reports. He oversees all computer maintenance, hardware and software, as well as coordinating all building maintenance and repairs. Ron also assists the other Directors in their programs.

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Kelly Keirn

manager of consumer programs & digital marketing

Kelly provides oversight and implementation of digital, social media and visual content planning for the Ohio Beef Council. 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


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 educational programs and member services including benefits and sponsorships. Luke is the contact for all association advertising including the Ohio Cattleman magazine.

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Tiffany Arnett

office & project manager

Tiffany is responsible for the administrative duties of OCA and OBC. This includes management of membership and beef quality assurance databases and the intern program. Tiffany manages daily tasks around the office including mailings, scheduling and general organization. She assists with coordinating and planning association programming and oversees the Ohio Beef Expo Trade Show.

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Karigan Blue

best program coordinator 

Karigan coordinates the Beef Exhibitor Show Total (BEST) program. BEST is a youth development program of the OCA that recognizes Ohio’s junior beef exhibitors through a series of sanctioned cattle shows. The program promotes leadership and community service and educates participants on issues important to the cattle industry. Blue’s responsibilities include program administration, marketing and show management. 

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Hannah Weymouth

Manager of Communications and Managing Editor 

Hannah’s responsibilities include execution of OCA’s internal and external communications efforts. These include, among other responsibilities, the production of the Ohio Cattleman magazine, press releases, and management of the association’s website and social media properties. 

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anna gest

Manager of NUTRITION education programs

Anna is a Registered Dietitian who will engage with medical professionals, health organizations, educators, and school nutrition stakeholders to share beef, nutrition, and health information. She will also assist with digital and social media campaign creation related to beef as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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