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.


Stephanie Sindel

Director of Member Services & Youth Programs

Stephanie coordinates association membership activities including recruitment and retention programs, county affiliate services and recognition programs. She works with various agri-business companies who are members of OCA’s Allied Industry Council and therefore manages the Ohio Beef Expo Trade Show and Genetic Pathway. She is also responsible for coordinating the OCA BEST Program, the association’s youth development program, and advertising for the Ohio Cattleman and The Ring publications.


Amber Shoemaker

Administrative Assistant & Youth Program Coordinator

Amber manages daily tasks around the office include mailings, scheduling and general organization. Amber processes memberships and assists directors in many of their efforts, including writing and designing for both Ohio Cattlemen's Association and Ohio Beef Council. She also assists Stephanie with the BEST program and other association youth events and programs.


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.


Cambell Parrish


Cambell's position focuses on developing and implementing checkoff-funded programs in the areas of consumer advertising, retail, foodservice, veal and nutrition. He also coordinates the OCA Young Cattlemen's Conference, helps plan OCA district meetings, oversees the Foundation's fundraising and scholarship program, and coordinates the Ohio Beef Expo junior show activities.



Emily Henes

Project Manager

Emily coordinates event planning and organizational programs for Ohio Beef Council, Ohio Cattlemen's Association and Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation. She also monitors Ohio cattle sales and checkoff compliance. Emily also serves as a staff photographer and supporting graphics designer.