Colorado Beef Council

Connecting Coloradoans to our beef community and enhance the role of beef in a healthy lifestyle.

The Colorado Beef Board was formed in 1965 in accordance to the Promotion and Marketing Beef Act which was approved April 23, 1965 and put into effect July 1, 1965. A name change to the Colorado Beef Council (CBC) came in July of 1985 with the passing of the Beef Board Bill.

The Council is controlled by a Board of Directors appointed by the Governor of Colorado, consisting of eight industry representatives from the cattle producer, cattle feeder, dairy, livestock operators and processing industries of Colorado. 

In 1985, with the passage of the Beef Promotion and Research Act (BPRA) and the Beef Promotion and Research Order (BPRO), Colorado Beef Council was authorized to become a qualified state council (QSBC) to collect the checkoff for the Cattlemens' Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB). QSBCs must have written procedures that ensure the proper collection of and compliance with the checkoff as prescribed by the BPRA, the BPRO, and the CBB. 

The CBC programs are financed by the $1 per head assessment on sales of Colorado domestic cattle. Revenue is collected as sales of cattle are brand inspected or remitted to the CBC by other states. The CBC is required to contribute to the CBB fifty percent of gross fees resulting of sales of cattle.

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Board of Directors

Sallie Miller

Briggsdale, CO


Britt Dinis

Wiggins, CO


Shanan Kessinger

Akron, CO


Sue Link

Elbert, CO


Nolan Stone

Greeley, CO


Jim Santomaso

Sterling, CO


Lily Edwards

Ft. Collins, CO


Robbie LeValley

Hotchkiss, CO



Todd Inglee

Executive Director

Responsible for administration, budget planning, producer communications and industry relations.

Julie Moore

Director of Nutrition & Education

Responsible for consumer information, education, health professionals and producer communications. 

Tami Arnold

Director of Marketing

Responsible for foodservice, retail, advertising, sports marketing, Hispanic marketing and producer communications media.

Nita Howard

Manager of Compliance/Accounting

Responsible for checkoff compliance, Colorado Brand Board partnership and general accounting.