Wyoming Livestock Board Appointed New Director
The Wyoming Livestock Board has appointed Leanne Stevenson as the new Director and Chief Executive Officer of the board. Leanne is a Wyoming native who was raised on a ranch north of Torrington. She has extensive experience in livestock production and management and for the last four and a half years has served as the Manager of Natural Resources and Policy Division for the Wyoming Department of Agriculture.
Ms. Stevenson stated “I am both honored and pleased to be chosen as the next Livestock Board Director and Chief Executive Officer. I am excited about serving the livestock industry and producers of the state. I hope to look for proactive solutions in addressing current livestock issues.”
She replaces Jim Schwartz who served as the first livestock board Director from 2006 through June 2011 and will begin her duties on August 10, 2011.
The Director’s duties include office and staff management and supervision, budget development recommending proposed rules and legislation, and working closely with the state veterinarian in response to livestock industry issues.