Long-time NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall has been named as the organization’s new chief executive officer (CEO), replacing Kendal Frazier, who is retiring at the end of this year. The Texas native and Texas A&M University graduate was chosen after a national search.
Since joining NCBA in 2004, Woodall has been instrumental in ensuring the interests of NCBA members and the beef community were well-represented in Washington, D.C. NCBA President Jennifer Houston expressed confidence the same talents that made him successful in the nation’s capital will translate to the responsibility of leading the organization’s work as a contractor to the beef checkoff.
“Beef producers are fortunate to have Colin Woodall taking the reins at NCBA,” said KLA CEO Matt Teagarden. “Colin has been very successful in his role as the cattle industry’s top lobbyist. His experience as an effective advocate will help him lead both the policy and checkoff efforts at NCBA.”
Ethan Lane, formerly the executive director of the Public Lands Council, was chosen to replace Woodall. He will guide NCBA’s policy efforts in Washington, D.C., where he has extensive experience advocating on behalf of cattle producers. Lane is a fifth-generation Arizonan with 18 years experience in natural resource and land use issues.