Beef Board Leadership

Officers of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board are elected by fellow board members and serve as volunteers. Please click on the name of the member to view their profile and contact information. You may contact the Beef Board office if you wish to be put in contact with any of the officers or the staff CEO.


Chuck Coffey is a fifth-generation rancher who grew up on a ranch in the hill country of Harper, Texas. He proudly earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in range science from Texas A&M and now has three children, all of whom attend Oklahoma State University. Chuck taught agriculture at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla. after completing his master's in 1985, eventually chairing the department there, until he joined the Noble Foundation as a pasture and range consultant in 1993. He is extremely passionate about ranching and feels blessed to be able to work on the ranch every day, especially after a serious horseback-riding accident that threatened to leave him paralyzed before several surgeries and months and months of rehabilitation. With a wealth of activities on and off of the ranch at any given time, Chuck says he has learned that "staying busy keeps you young."


Jared lives and runs a cow-calf/stocker operation in southern Idaho. He is a fifth-generation rancher. He graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in agricultural economics and is a diehard Aggie football fan. He also is a past president of the Idaho Cattlemen's Association and continues to serve on a number of other livestock committees and boards.


Hugh Sanburg was raised on the family's cattle ranch in western Colorado and graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a bachelor of science degree in mining engineering in 1983. He then moved back to the home ranch and has worked both in cattle ranching and the mining industry for 15 years. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado. For the last 10 years, Hugh also has volunteered with the Delta County Sheriff's Office as the lead ordinance technician. He is a managing partner, with his brother, of their cow-calf operation, which has always been primarily a Horned Hereford herd. In 1986, Hugh started a Registered Hereford operation to compliment the commercial herd. Cattle are summered on private and federal land at elevations up to 9,500 feet. Hugh has been actively engaged in the Colorado Farm Bureau since November 1988. He also served on the Delta County Farm and Livestock Bureau Board of Directors from 1988 to 2014 and was president of the Board from 1994 to 2010. In December 2010, Hugh was elected to the Colorado Farm Bureau and Colorado Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company boards of directors and has chaired the Audit Committee for both organizations since the fall of 2013. Hugh is a member of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association and served as chairman of the Gunnison Basin Roundtable.