Katherine Ayers

Chief Financial Officer

Katherine is the Chief Financial Officer for the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. Her responsibilities include all of the financial affairs of the Board, including accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, revenue projections, banking, collections and auditing. Prior to joining the Beef Board staff in November 2009, Katherine contracted as a consultant with the Beef Board to perform state beef council financial reviews and contractor compliance audits. In addition, she has a solid background as a CPA, including previous experience as a consultant with Robert Half of Denver, as an auditor for Pitts and Pitts in Allen, Texas, as well as several financial positions with EDS in Plano, Texas and IPS Card Services in Fort Worth (a former subsidiary of First Data Corp), and as a senior auditor with Ernst & Whinney in Fort Worth. She earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington and her CPA from the state of Texas. Katherine and her husband, Duane, have two sons, Cameron and Calvin.

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