Matt Teagarden

Chief Executive Officer

  • Responsible to the KLA Board of Directors for all association business and administration of the staff and office 
  • Secretary/Treasurer of the association Treasurer of KLA PAC 
  • Treasurer of the Kansas Beef Council 
  • Legislative and governmental affairs

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Dee Likes

Chief Executive Emeritus

  • Serves in an advisory capacity to the CEO, staff and voluntary leaders.
  • Directs special projects and initiatives on national issues.

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Mike Beam

Senior Vice President

  • Principal responsibility is to represent cow-calf/stocker operators in governmental and legislative affairs
  • Coordinates educational, informational and other membership activities of the cow-calf/stocker segment.

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Rich McKee

Senior Vice President

  • Principal responsibility is to represent the feeders in governmental and legislative affairs
  • Coordinates educational, informational and other membership activities related to the cattle feeding segment
  • Administrator for KLA Risk Management Services, Inc. (WorkComp Pool)
  • Chairman of the Board for KLA Environmental Services, Inc.

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Clayton Huseman

Executive Director, Feedlot Division

  • Responsible to help feedlot members deal with government regulations
  • Cattle Feeders Council membership development
  • Provides seminars and bulletins pertinent to the feeding industry

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Jordan Jones

Director of Industry Relations

  • Provide guidance and assistance to KLA Cattle Feeders Council and KLA Dairy Council members on regulatory issues.
  • Plan and execute educational seminars relevant to members of the KLA Cattle Feeders Council and KLA Dairy Council.
  • Assist with recruitment of feeders council, dairy council and direct pay members.

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Todd Domer

Vice President, Communications

  • Coordinates member and public communications on all KLA and livestock industry matters
  • Editor of the Kansas Stockman
  • Editor of the KLA News & Market Report

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Scarlett Hagins

Communications Program Manager

  • Serves as editorial assistant of the Kansas Stockman and the KLA News & Market Report
  • Serves as office photographer at meetings and events
  • Designs and maintains association's web site

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Tammy Houk

Advertising Manager

  • Serves as production manager of the Kansas Stockman
  • Responsible for all advertising creation and layout

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Stephen Russell

Director of Advertising & Promotions

  • Responsible for obtaining advertising and providing ring service for the Kansas Stockman
  • Represents the association and Kansas Stockman at breed association events
  • Manages the KLA Convention Trade Show

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Aaron Popelka

Vice President of Legal & Government Affairs

  • Conducts research concerning the impact of existing and/or proposed legislation and regulations on producers
  • Assists members in interpreting existing laws and regulations
  • Acts as the association's general counsel
  • Represents the association in legislative and governmental affairs

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Tucker Stewart

Associate Counsel

  • Assists members with legal questions
  • Represents the association in legislative and governmental affairs
  • Conducts research concerning the impact of existing and/or proposed legislation and regulations on producers

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Ryan Higbie

Director of Membership Marketing & Services

  • Responsible for direct pay membership retention and recruitment
  • Responsible for the KLA Leadership Conference and Young Stockmen's Academy
  • Coordinates educational, informational and other membership activities related to the direct pay membership

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Letty Meek

Manager of Member Services

  • Coordinates membership activities with director of membership
  • Oversees association and affiliate membership records and data base

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Scott Johnson

Director of Information Technology

  • Responsible for the overall planning, organizing and execution of all IT functions at KLA.
  • Directs all IT operations to meet customer requirements.
  • Provides support and maintenance of existing applications and development of new technical solutions.

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Cindy Roush

Controller

  • Maintains all association and affiliated groups' financial records
  • Financial analysis - provides executive vice president with recommendations for expenditure of the association's funds
  • Oversees work schedules of accounting department employees
  • Administers payroll/employee benefit programs

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Lisa Hanley

Accountant

  • Prepares various financial statements for affiliated groups
  • Accounts payable

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Sue Corrales

Accountant

  • Processes cash receipts
  • Accounts receivable

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Wendy Harms

Administrative Director

  • In charge of KLA office facilities and management
  • Oversees coordination and planning of the convention, conferences and special activities
  • Oversees work schedules of support staff
  • Serves as the executive vice president's assistant

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Shelbi Wiggs

Administrative Assistant

  • Provide administrative support for membership, projects, seminars, workshops, event planning, county meetings, special member programs, convention planning
  • Provide some trade show assistance and participation

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Megan Schuster

Administrative Coordinator

  • Serve as office receptionist
  • Provide support to staff
  • Assist with convention, conferences and special events
  • Seminar brochure design

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