TBC News

November 16, 2022

Texas Beef Council Announces FY23 Board of Directors

AUSTIN, Texas (November 16, 2022) – The Texas Beef Council (TBC) has announced its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2023, which officially began October 1. The twenty directors represent various agriculture industry sectors and associations from across the state and kicked off the year with the first meeting of the Texas Beef Council and the Beef Promotion and Research Council of Texas on November 16.

“The executive team and I are looking forward to working with this outstanding Board of Directors as the year officially gets underway,” said Pat McDowell, TBC’s 2023 chairman. “These individuals understand the challenges and opportunities facing the beef industry, and I’m confident they’ll represent the producers of this great state with integrity and enthusiasm.”

The 2023 Board of Directors includes the following individuals, each listed with their hometown and beef industry sector and/or association affiliation:


  • Pat McDowell, Chairman; Shamrock, TX; Texas Farm Bureau
  • Fred Schuetze, Vice Chairman;  Granbury, TX; Purebred 
  • Dan Gattis, Immediate Past Chairman; Georgetown, TX; Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
  • Brian Malaer, Harwood, TX; Independent Cattlemen's Association
  • Shannon Treichel, Canyon, TX; At-Large


  • Brandon Cutrer, Wharton, TX; Purebred
  • Ty deCordova, Groesbeck, TX; Livestock Marketing Association of Texas
  • Neil Dudley, Hamilton, TX; Southwest Meat Association
  • Leslie Kinsel, Cotulla, TX; Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
  • Amy Kirkland, Vega, TX; Texas Cattle Feeders Association
  • Sarah McKenzie, Pecos County, TX; Texas Farm Bureau
  • Pat Shields, Bryan, TX; At-Large
  • Marsha Shoemaker, Bellevue, TX; Texas CattleWomen
  • Mark Sustaire, Winnsboro, TX; Dairy
  • Richard Winter, Canyon, TX; Texas Cattle Feeders Association
  • Chloe Wilson; Sabinal, TX; Independent Cattlemen's Association


  • Klazina de Boer, Dublin, TX; Dairy
  • Dane Elliott, Pawnee, TX; Texas Farm Bureau  
  • Gilly Riojas, Corpus Christi, TX; Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
  • Brandi Richards, Hereford, TX; Texas Cattle Feeders Association

“The volunteer producer leaders who serve on our board are vital to the success of the Texas Beef Checkoff program,” said Molly McAdams, TBC’s executive vice president. “We will follow our Long Range Plan as a guide to develop more innovative programs and continue driving the beef industry to even greater success.”

For more information about the Texas Beef Council and the Texas Beef Checkoff, or to sign up for the Cattle Talk newsletter, visit TexasBeefCheckoff.com.   

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The Texas Beef Council (TBC) conducts the $1 per head national checkoff program for Texas beef producers and is also the contractor for the Beef Promotion Research Council of Texas (BPRCT), which administers the $1 per head Texas state checkoff program. TBC’s mission is to increase beef demand in the state through programs of beef promotion, research and education. TBC also helps fund national and international beef checkoff programs to increase marketing opportunities around the globe.  The BPRCT’s mission is to improve Texas producer profitability by strengthening and expanding beef demand. The TBC and the BPRCT are directed by a 20-member board of cattlemen and women representing the state’s beef producers.