Mission: To enhance the lives of consumers by connecting them with BEEF


Jean O'Toole 

Executive Director 


Cindy Chan Phillips, RD 

Director of Nutrition Education 


Katherine Brosnan 

Director of Industry Relations & Consumer Promotions 


Denise Jones 

Administrative Assistant


2018 Annual Report 

The New York Beef Council Annual Report highlights only a few of the organization’s program successes from 2018, which all worked towards the mission of enhancing the lives of consumers by connecting them with BEEF.

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Mailing Address

New York Beef Industry Council

PO Box 250

Westmoreland, NY 13490

Phone: 315.339.6922

Fax: 315.339.6931

Shipping Address (UPS/Fed Ex)

6351 Rt 26

Rome, NY 13490

Board of Directors

Rich Brown 

Chairman, Cattleman's Beef Board Director and Operating Committee Member

Ken Krutz

Vice Chairman, NCBA Director, At Large/ Livestock Markets

Jennifer Hammond 

Treasurer, NY Beef Producers’ Association Representative 

Steven Walker

NCBA District I Vice President, Northeast Dairy Producers Association 

Peter Lehning

NY Beef Producers' Association Representative

Richard (Dick) Kimball

NY Farm Bureau/Dairy Representative 

Erin HUll 

At Large, Direct Marketing 

Jurian Bartelse

NY Veal Growers Association/ Veal Representative

james Lane 

At Large, Retail 

Brenda Bippert 

Ex-Officio, NY Beef Producers' Association, Executive Secretary 

Kathryn Barrett

Ex-Officio, Pro-Dairy, Sr. Extension Associate-Dairy Education

Michael Baker, phd. 

Ex-Officio, Cornell University, Beef Cattle Extension Specialist

NYBC Community Guidelines 

The New York Beef Council (NYBC) and subsidiaries thereof project and maintain a healthy positive social media environment for all of our followers on all of our channels.   

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