|Manager of Planning|
As the manager of planning for the Cattlemen's Beef Board, Paula Waggoner oversees goals, priorities and governance execution of the beef checkoff's annual and strategic plans. That involves managing and caring for key relationships, including volunteer leaders, checkoff contractors and beef-industry stakeholders in developing and leading checkoff planning processes.
Paula earned her bachelor of science degree in agricultural communications from the University of Illinois, and she worked for three years as director of Federation relations for NCBA before moving with her husband to Australia for his job. During her five years in Australia, Paula worked as director of communications for a national trade association. Upon returning to Colorado, Paula served three years as director of communications for the Colorado Cattlemen's Association before joining the Cattlemen's Beef Board staff in October 2016. Paula lives with her husband and son in Lakewood, Colorado.
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