Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Announcing the 2020 CCIA Board of DirectorsA recently held election on May 1, 2020, brought a few changes and a few returning faces to the CCIA Board of Directors. Each year, Board members elect an executive committee at the first meeting following the annual general meeting.

Pat Hayes (Canadian Cattlemen’s Association) was re-elected as Chair. Lyle Miller (Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association) was re-elected as Vice-Chair as well as Howard Bekkering (Alberta Beef Producers) as Finance Chair.

Additional re-elections to the Executive Committee include Ken Perlich (Livestock Markets Association of Canada) as well as previous member, Doug Sawyer (Canadian Cattlemen’s Association).

CCIA also has a strong and engaging committee structure which provides on the ground support. In addition to the Executive Committee and their responsibilities, additional Committee chairs include Doug Sawyer, Board Governance and Development; Pat Hayes, Technical Advisory Committee; Ken Perlich, Human Resources; and Ivan Johnson, representative from the Maritime Beef Council, Communications Committee.

The Board welcomes new representation from Olivier Lavigne-Lacroix (Canadian Meat Council), replacing Dan Gillis who was one of two Canadian Meat Council representatives, since 2012. Mark Elford completed his year as Past President. Mark’s experience and wisdom will be greatly missed.

CCIA is led by a board of directors representing 15 associations from all sectors of the livestock industry, including:

PhotoRepresentative / Member Organization

Pat Hayes, Chair*
Tags and Technology Committee Chair
Canadian Cattlemen's Association

Lyle Miller, Vice Chair*
Alberta Cattle Feeders' Association

Howard Bekkering, Finance Chair*
Alberta Beef Producers

Doug Sawyer, Executive Member*
Board Governance and Development Committee Chair
Canadian Cattlemen's Association

Ken Perlich, Executive Member*, Human Resources
Livestock Markets Association of Canada

Duncan Barnett
British Columbia Cattlemen's Association

Sylvain Bourque
Les Producteurs de bovins du Québec

Dan Darling
Beef Farmers of Ontario

Bruce Downey
Canadian Bison Association

Nancy Howatt
Manitoba Beef Producers

Shane Jahnke
Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association

Ivan Johnson
Communications Committee Chair
Maritime Beef Council

James MacLean
Canadian Livestock Dealer’s Association

Kim O'Neil
Canadian Meat Council

Corlena Patterson
Canadian Sheep Federation

Reg Schellenberg
Canadian Cattlemen's Association

Dr. Oliver Schunicht
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

Michael Latimer
Canadian Beef Breed Council**

Ian Thorleifson
Canadian Cervid Alliance***

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

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