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  • Board of Trustees

  • National 4-H Council is governed by a diverse leadership board comprised of corporate executives, 4-H representatives from the Cooperative Extension System of land-grant universities, federal government agencies and youth leaders.

  • National 4-H Council Board of Trustees

    *Executive Committee Member
    **Ex Officio Member


    Landel Hobbs* Chair

    President, LCH Enterprises LLC
    Atlanta, GA

    Jennifer Whitlow* Vice Chair

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Bethesda, MD

    John Amaya* Treasurer

    City Mattress
    Naples, FL

    Edward J. Beckwith** Secretary

    Partner, Baker & Hostetler, LLP
    Washington, DC

    Jennifer L. Sirangelo** Assistant Secretary

    President & CEO, National 4-H Council
    Chevy Chase, MD


    The Public Class

    John F. Amaya

    City Mattress
    Naples, FL

    Tim Amerson

    Chief Executive Officer, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
    Columbia, SC

    Steve K. Barbarick

    Executive Vice President, Tractor Supply Company
    Brentwood, TN

    Martha Bernadett M.D., MBA*

    Executive Vice President, Research and Innovation, Molina Healthcare, Inc.
    Long Beach, CA

    James C. Borel*

    Wilmington, DE

    David Cruz

    New York Life Insurance Co.
    Parsippany, NJ

    Joseph B. Dzialo*

    President, Lee Jeans
    Merriam, KS

    David L. Epstein

    Principal, J.H. Chapman Group, LLC
    Chicago, IL

    Daniel Glickman

    Vice President, Aspen Institute
    Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program
    Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center
    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1995 - 2001 
    Washington, DC

    Landel C. Hobbs*

    President, LCH Enterprises LLC
    Atlanta, GA

    Tom Lehr

    Dailey & Associates
    Hollywood, CA

    Alison E. Lewis*

    Global Chief Marketing Officer, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    New Brunswick, NJ

    Mark Martino

    Vice President, North America and Latin America North Supply Chain, Monsanto Company
    St. Louis, MO

    Michelle Munson

    President, CEO & Co-Founder, Aspera
    Emeryville, CA

    Javier Palomarez

    President & CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    Washington, DC

    Teresa Paulsen

    Omaha, NE

    Austin Pittman

    Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare Community & State, UnitedHealth Group
    Minnetonka, MN

    Maggie Sans

    Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Walmart

    Kip Tom

    Managing Member, Tom Farms LLC
    President, CereServ, Inc.
    Leesburg, IN

    Ann M. Veneman

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 2001 - 2005
    Former Executive Director of UNICEF
    New York, NY

    Jennifer M. Whitlow

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Bethesda, MD


    The State Cooperative Extension & Land-Grant Institution Class


    Chris Boleman

    Assistant Director, State Leaders for 4-H Youth Development, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
    College Station, TX

    Delbert T. Foster*

    Vice President of Land-Grant Services / Executive Director of 1890 Program
    Orangeburg, SC

    Bill Frost

    Associate Vice President, Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of California
    Davis, CA

    E. Gordon Gee*

    President, West Virginia University
    Morgantown, WV

    Jeff Goodwin

    Director, 4-H and Youth Development, Colorado State University
    Fort Collins, CO

    Cathann Kress

    Vice President for Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University
    Ames, IA

    Nick Place

    Dean and Director, University of Florida/IFAS Extension
    Gainesville, FL

    Michelle Rodgers

    Associate Dean & Director, Cooperative Extension and Outreach, University of Delaware
    Newark, DE


    The Youth Class

    Caleb Cheng

    Student, Pennsylvania State University
    State College, PA  

    Tess Hammock

    Student, University of Georgia
    Athens, GA

    Lazarus Lynch

    Student, Buffalo State College
    Buffalo, NY

    Andrea Vessel*

    American University Alumna
    Cincinnati, OH  


    Federal Government Liaisons

    Ann Bartuska

    Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education and Economics, United States Department of Agriculture
    Washington, DC

    Muquarrab Qureshi

    Deputy Director, Institute of Youth, Family and Community, United States Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture
    Washington, DC