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International Marketing Committee


Increase U.S. beef demand in international markets by leveraging unique attributes of U.S. beef.


  • Drive adoption of traceability
  • Identify and address export customer needs and values
  • Collaborate with targeted partners to promote U.S. beef in foreign markets
  • Invest in research, marketing, and education programs

Twice a year, producer leaders meet in committees to review promotions and other projects that directly tie to their initiatives based on the Beef Industry Long Range Plan.

International Marketing Committee Beef Board Members

Ross Havens headshot


Ross Havens

Wiota, Iowa

Reappointed in 2023

Bill Baldwin headshot

Bill Baldwin

Mitchell, Nebraska

Reappointed in 2021

Seth Denbow headshot

Seth Denbow

Weatherford, Texas

Reappointed in 2023

Cheryl DeVuyst headshot

Cheryl DeVuyst

Morrison, Oklahoma

Appointed in 2021

Mary Graner headshot

Mary Graner

Huff, North Dakota

Reappointed in 2023

David Hamilton headshot

David Hamilton

Thedford, Nebraska

Reappointed in 2022

Jeff Isenmann headshot

Jeff Isenmann

Rochester, Michigan

Reappointed in 2021

Bilynn Johnson headshot

Bilynn Johnson

Happy, Texas

Reappointed in 2023

Larry Kendig headshot

Larry Kendig

Osborne, Kansas

Appointed in 2022

Bill Lipscomb headshot

Bill Lipscomb

Prattville, Alabama

Caleb Plyler headshot

Caleb Plyler

Hope, Arkansas

Appointed in 2021

Tucker Shaw headshot

Tucker Shaw

Caldwell, Idaho

Appointed in 2021

William "Bill" Slovek headshot

William “Bill” Slovek

Philip, South Dakota

Reappointed in 2021

International Marketing Committee Federation Members

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Fred Schuetze

Granbury, Texas

Rosemary Anderson headshot

Rosemary Anderson

Whitman, Nebraska

Jay Dalton headshot

Jay Dalton

Wells, Nevada

Gary Deering headshot

Gary Deering

Sturgis, South Dakota

Barb Downey headshot

Barb Downey

Wamego, Kansas

Robert Fountain

Robert Fountain, Jr.

Adrian, Georgia

Patterson Freeman

Bradford, Tennessee

Andy Kellom

Hobson, Montana

Bill Lickley

Jerome, Idaho

Tracey Mershon

Buckner, Missouri

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Brett Morris

Ninnekah, Oklahoma

Hillary Paplow

Sanborn, Minnesota

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Kent Pruismann

Rock Valley, Iowa

Tracy Thomas

Kansas City, Kansas

Mark Voll

Sidney, Montana

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Mark Wintch

Milford, Utah

Richard Winter headshot

Richard Winter

Canyon, Texas