CCA Leadership

The Colorado Cattlemen's Association is known for its strong representation of the state's beef industry producers. This is largely due to the incredible leaders CCA has had in its 152 years and their efforts to promote, preserve, and advance the state's industry. Click below to find CCA's current and past leaders.








Steve Wooten, Kim


Philip Anderson, Walden

First Vice President

Robert Farnam, Brush


Second Vice President

Tom Harrington, Carbondale


Brett Datteri, Greeley


Northeast Quarter Representatives

Jim Santomaso

Jim SantomasoSterling

Jim MagnusonEaton

Representing: CSU Collegiate Stockgrowers, Crow Valley Livestock Assn., Elbert-Douglas Livestock Assn., Front Range Livestock Assn., Kit Carson County Cattlemen's Assn., Larimer County Stockgrowers' Assn., Morgan County Cattlemen's Assn., Northeast Colorado Cattlemen's Assn., Washington County Stockmen's Assn., Weld County Livestock Assn., and Yuma County Cattlemen's Assn.


Northwest Quarter Representatives




Sean Martin

Mike CamblinMaybell

Representing: Eagle County Cattlemen's Assn., Holy Cross Cattlemen's Assn., Middle Park Stockgrowers' Assn., Moffat County Cattlemen's Assn., North Park Stockgrowers' Assn., Rio Blanco County Stockgrowers' Assn., and Routt County Cattlemen's Assn.
Southwest Quarter Representatives


Mark LeValleyHotchkiss

Al HeatonCortez

 Representing: Delta County Livestock Assn., Gunnison County Stockgrowers' Assn., La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen's Assn., Mancos Cattlemen's Assn., Mesa County Cattlemen's Assn., Ouray County Cattlemen's Assn., San Luis Valley Cattlemen's Assn., Southwestern Colorado Livestock Assn., Uncompahgre Livestock Assn., and West End Livestock Assn.

Southeast Quarter Representatives


R.J. JollyKit Carson

Curt RussellSugar City

Representing: Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers' Assn., Central Colorado Cattlemen's Assn., Chaffee County Cattlemen's Assn., Cheyenne County Livestock Assn., Custer County Stockgrowers' Assn., Fremont Cattlemen's Assn., Huerfano Basin Livestock Assn., Las Animas County Livestock Assn., Lincoln County Stockgrowers' Assn., Pikes Peak Cattlemen's Assn., and Pueblo County Stockmen's Assn.


Past Presidents


              Janie VanWinkle, Fruita


Click here to view a complete list of CCA's Past Presidents.


Steering Committees

CCA's Committees are established to accomplish the policy development work of the association, and the effectiveness of the entire association depends upon the productivity of its committees. Steering Committee members play an integral role in CCA policy development and member education on issues relevant to the committee.

CCA currently has 11 Steering Committees:

  1. Ag Policy, Tax and Finance
  2. Animal Health & Welfare
  3. Beef Improvement
  4. Brand & Theft
  5. Federal Lands/Liaisons
  6. Marketing
  7. Membership and Public Relations
  8. Property Rights and Resource Stewardship
  9. State Lands
  10. Water
  11. Wildlife Resources

Click here to find the committee chairs and co-chairs, as well as a description of each committee's duties/focuses.



Terry FankhauserExecutive Vice President

Click here to send Terry a message.



Erin Karney - Industry Advancement Director

  • CCA special projects and programs
  • Ranching Legacy Program (RLP)
  • Assist EVP with industry issues management

Click here to send Erin a message.



Sarah Smith - Events Relations Director

  • Responsible for CCA Events




Jonathan Rogers - Accounting Director

  • Responsible for CCA bookkeeping
  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • CCA Foundation bookkeeping

Click here to send Jonathan a message.



Sarah DideriksenBrand Activation Director

  • Advancement of CCA's brand image
  • Responsible for CCA's sponsorship & advertising
  • Responsible for CCA's publications
  • Oversees CCA communication efforts

Click here to send Sarah a message.



Kayla DaleMembership Engagement Director

  • Oversees CCA membership efforts
  • Responsible for CCA database
  • CCA intra-office operations

Click here to send Kayla a message.



 Grace Sanburg - CCA Fellow

  • Digital media
  • Member recruitment program
  • Next-gen development

Click here to send Clare a message.