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Position Announcement: Chief Executive Officer Colorado Livestock Association 

The Colorado Livestock Association’s Executive Search Committee is encouraging candidates to apply for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

The Executive Search Committee members are; Britt Dinis, Chair, Lily Edwards-Callaway, Steve Gabel, Tom Haren, John Lofdahl, Leigha Mertens, Kenny Rogers, and Mike Thoren.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to


Position Description

Chief Executive Officer Colorado Livestock Association

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) is the chief staff officer of the Association, directly responsible to the CLA Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

The CEO serves as Secretary of the Association as outlined in the bylaws and Articles of Incorporation. In these capacities, the CEO shall have charge and custody of all funds, securities and assets of the Association and shall be responsible for proper maintenance and safekeeping of the same. The CEO shall keep or cause to be kept such records, as are necessary for proper accounting and such records as required by the Board of Directors.

The CEO shall manage the office of CLA in an efficient, dignified and friendly manner, so as, to best serve the membership of the Association and the CEO shall be responsible for the effective and efficient implementation of all programs and activities of CLA.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for personnel including employment, training, supervision, and termination.
  • Answer all correspondence directed to the Association and correspond with others as directed by, or on behalf of the Association’s Officers, Directors and/or Committee and Council Chairman.
  • Assist in preparing the budget and seeing that it is followed.
  • See that the Annual Meeting fees, functions and activities are implemented in accordance with the policies relating to the same that are approved by the respective committees, councils and the Board of Directors.
  • Represent CLA at Various industry meeting, public hearings, and conferences.
  • Work closely with the CLA Legislative Lobbyist in affecting the public affairs objectives of the Association.
  • Promote cooperation and constructive actions with other state association, various government agencies, colleges, and other agricultural or business groups.
  • Arrange for an annual audit of the Association’s records by an independent auditing firm.
  • Authorize all disbursements and fiscal transfers, maintaining appropriate records of such disbursements and transfers and reporting the same to the CLA Executive Committee, Board of Directors and membership, as is appropriate.
  • Maintain and supervise other activities and departments associated with CLA.

Relationship Responsibilities

  • Report directly to the CLA Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Responsible to the Board of Directors for all direction or policy set by the Board of Directors.
  • Work closely with CLA Executive Committee and committee members.
  • Supervise all personnel of the Association.
  • Serve as the primary representative for the Association at the state and federal level, with elected or appointed officials, and organizations associated with CLA.
  • Maintain a personal demeanor and reputation of the highest standards and represent CLA in a professional manner within the office and at various local, state and national meetings, conventions, and other event, including formal presentations at such events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by CLA Board of Directors or the CLA Executive Committee

Salary and Benefits

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 – $110,000.00 per year

Benefits: Dental insurance, Health insurance, Health savings Account and Life insurance

Education: Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Management: 10 years (Required)
  • Agriculture: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Lobbying/Regulatory: 4 years (Preferred)
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