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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Seated from Left to Right – Reg Schellenberg (Canadian Cattlemen’s Association), Doug Sawyer (Canadian Cattlemen’s Association), Pat Hayes (Canadian Cattlemen’s Association), Mark Elford (CCIA Chair and representative for the SK Stock Growers Association), Howard Bekkering (Alberta Beef Producers), Lyle Miller (Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association), James MacLean (Canadian Livestock Dealer’s Association)

Standing from Left to Right – Larry Gerelus (Manitoba Beef Producers), Duncan Barnett (British Columbia Cattlemen’s Association), Ken Perlich (Livestock Markets Association of Canada), Corlena Patterson (Canadian Sheep Federation), Sid Atkinson (Dairy Farmers of Canada), Dr. Oliver Schunicht (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association), Kim Sytsma (Beef Farmers of Ontario), Ivan Johnson (Maritime Beef Council), Sylvain Bourque (Les Producteurs de bovins du Québec), Dean Andres (Canadian Bison Association), Michael Latimer (Canadian Beef Breeds Council – associate member)

Missing: Dan Gillis and Kim O’Neil representing the Canadian Meat Council.


CCIA is led by a board of directors representing 16 associations from all sectors of the livestock industry, including:

Member Organization

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association

Mark Elford, Chair*

Canadian Cattlemen's Association

Pat Hayes, Vice Chair*

Alberta Beef Producers

Howard Bekkering, Finance and Audit Chair*

Alberta Cattle Feeders' Association

Lyle Miller, Executive Member*

Canadian Cattlemen Association

Doug Sawyer, Executive Member*

Beef Farmers of Ontario

Kim Sytsma

British Columbia Cattlemen's Association

Duncan Barnett

Canadian Bison Association

Bruce Downey

Canadian Cattlemen's Association

Reg Schellenberg

Canadian Livestock Dealer’s Association

James MacLean

Canadian Meat Council

Dan Gillis

Canadian Meat Council

Kim O’Neil

Canadian Sheep Federation

Corlena Patterson

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Oliver Schunicht

Dairy Farmers of Canada

Gert Schrijver

Les Producteurs de bovins du Québec

Sylvain Bourque

Livestock Markets Association of Canada

Ken Perlich

Manitoba Beef Producers

Larry Gerelus

Maritime Beef Council

Ivan Johnson

Canadian Beef Breeds Council**

Michael Latimer**

Canadian Cervid Alliance***

Ian Thorleifson

Canadian National Goat Federation***

Jodi Cooper-Smith

* CCIA Executive Committee Members
** Associate Member/Organization
*** Pending Appointment