292140 Wagon Wheel Blvd,Rocky View County, AB T4A 0E2, Canada
Tel: (403) 571-3580
Fax: (403) 571-3599
Toll Free: 1-888-571-3580
Rob Smith, CEO
Rob Smith oversees the day-to-day operations of the Canadian Angus Association. He works with the elected Board of Directors to implement their vision in addition to growing and promoting the Angus breed. Rob is the official spokesperson and representative of the CAA domestically and internationally. He has more than 20 years’ experience in promotion and sales, international marketing, branding, corporate communications, public and community relations, and business and event planning.
Proudly creating CAA member value since July 1, 2011.
Administration Team Tina Zakowsky, Administration Team Leader
firstname.lastname@example.org • extension 3584
Tina has provided communications support to the Canadian Angus Association since 2006. She is the media contact and manages sponsorship requests. Tina is the Angus Central contact for the Canadian Angus Foundation archives, maintaining the displays and catalogues of archive material and associated donations. She is the staff liaison to the board of directors, providing logistical and administrative support as well as managing the director elections. Tina also volunteers for the Calgary Stampede International Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee and her community association.
Proudly creating CAA member value since October 2, 2006.
Alan Yuen, Director of Administration
email@example.com • extension 3582
Alan manages Angus Central operations and CAA human resources and oversees the day-to-day finances and accounting. Alan works diligently to ensure that Angus Central operates smoothly—not only in terms of ensuring that there is power, water and heat, but also in terms of adequate staff resources. He regularly reviews contracts and investigates cost savings to keep administrative costs down and ensure that the Association receives the best value possible. Alan has worked in the beef industry for 11 years.
Proudly creating CAA member value since February 15, 2011.
Joanelle Fuellbrandt, Office Administrator
Joanelle is the first point of contact for those calling and visiting Angus Central. She assists the Registry Department with DNA requests, transfers, membership renewals, member information updates, release and e-storage of certificates and disposal of animals.
Proudly creating CAA member value since March 3, 2008.
Member Value Team Carmen Koning, Member Value Team Leader
firstname.lastname@example.org • extension 3520
Carmen is responsible for the promotion and support of the Canadian Angus brand, as well as developing strategies for engaging members and commercial producers to grow the Angus market share. She has over fifteen years’ experience in marketing, communications, events, promotions, branding, account management, project management, and customer service. Carmen knows the importance of fostering strong relationships and is dedicated to serving the members and creating value for them at every level.
Proudly creating CAA value since May 15, 2017.
Brian Good, Senior Director of Business Development, BC & Alberta
email@example.com • 403-391-4037
Brian is the longest-serving Canadian Angus Association employee, joining in 2000. He has been involved in the Angus business his entire life, raising purebreds for 37 years and having industry-related involvement for the following 25 years. Brian is in charge of field service across Canada, focused on commercial, purebred and new member involvement. Brian’s main territory is Alberta and BC. He travels to sales, shows, feedlots, packing houses, commercial and purebred ranches, trade shows, Junior shows and industry meetings. People are his main involvement.
Proudly creating CAA member value since June 15, 2000.
Bob Toner, Director of Business Development, Saskatchewan & Manitoba
firstname.lastname@example.org • 306-716-5272
Bob has been involved in the Angus breed his entire life. He was involved in 4-H as a member and leader as well as an exhibitor at some of the first Junior Angus shows in Bashaw, AB. Along with his wife Shonda, they raised a family of three children who were all very active in sports, 4-H and CJAA activities. Over the years Bob was a purebred breeder as well as working in the purebred sales business. Bob has sat on a variety of boards in the cattle industry and was very involved in his local community. He looks forward to continuing his involvement in the breed and helping to ensure its future.
Proudly creating CAA member value since May 16, 2016.
Cheryl Hazenberg, Director of Business Development, Eastern Canada
email@example.com • 705-768-7906
Cheryl is the Director of Business Development in Eastern Canada. From a home base in Central Ontario, she represents CAA in the region and manages specific programs including Gold Show, Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Tag Program and National Convention. Cheryl grew up on a mixed farm in Ontario and has recently returned to manage that farm along with her sister. She has a purebred Angus herd of her own along with a Saskatoon berry orchard. She is a 2002 graduate of the Agriculture program at University of Guelph—Kemptville College and a 2004 graduate of the Event Management Certificate at Algonquin College. In 2014, Cheryl was named a Nuffield Scholar and has recently completed her report on traceability in beef production.
Proudly creating CAA member value since December 11, 2006.
Nate Marin, Director of Business Development, New Generation
firstname.lastname@example.org • 306-869-7130
Nate grew up on a mixed farm (grain and cattle) at Radville, Saskatchewan. He has spent the last 19 years in the purebred industry preparing cattle for shows and sales as well as working as sales staff for many different breeders. As the Director of Business Development, New Generation, Nate will assist new and young purebred breeders across Canada to help them maximize their membership services. He will also provide assistance to commercial producers using Angus genetics.
Proudly creating CAA member value since May 16, 2016.
Keltey Whelan, Branding Officer
email@example.com • extension 3598
Keltey’s role is to maintain the overall image of the Canadian Angus Association. Her responsibilities include graphic design, advertising, corporate identity and branding of the CAA. She uses her knowledge of the beef industry and her creative talents to represent the members and the Angus breed in a professional and inspiring way. Keltey is a fourth-generation cattle producer and resides on her family’s purebred cattle ranch outside of Irricana. Growing up, she was a 4-H member and competed in junior and open cattle shows across Alberta. She graduated from Lethbridge College with a diploma in Advertising and Public Relations.
Proudly creating CAA member value since October 15, 2015.
Belinda Wagner, Canadian Junior Angus Association Coordinator & Canadian Angus Foundation Executive Director
firstname.lastname@example.org • (306) 757-6133
Belinda Wagner is the Canadian Junior Angus Association Coordinator and the Canadian Angus Foundation Executive Director in addition to serving as the Saskatchewan Angus Association General Manager. She provides executive leadership and administrative support to the Foundation and manages the CJAA and all its programs including the annual Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders (GOAL) Conference and Showdown.
Proudly creating CAA member value since February, 2000.
Member Service Team Kajal Devani, Member Service Team Leader
email@example.com • extension 5604
Kajal has served as the Director of Breed Development since 2009. She leads the generation of genetic evaluations for Canadian Angus breeding stock, identifies and monitors genetic conditions and counsels Association members on the application of genetic tools to balance and optimize healthy herds and economic gain. Raised on a mixed farm in Kenya, she obtained an undergraduate degree in animal genetics from the University of Manitoba, and a Masters of same at the University of Alberta. Kajal is passionate about genetics and their ability to enhance production for two primary ends: successful farmers and ranchers and a memorable dining experience for the beef consumer. Kajal knows that our business, even at its most scientific, is a ‘people’ business; and is committed to creating value at every level for every member.
Proudly creating CAA member value since January 30, 2009.
Byron David, Member Service Solutions
firstname.lastname@example.org • extension 3369
Byron is the key producer contact for the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed tag program. He processes tag orders and age verification requests as well as answers questions. He also provides assistance to the Breed Development department, processing weaning and yearling weight submissions. Bryon has worked in the cattle industry for six years. He also believes in giving back to the community, volunteering at the Mustard Seed shelter with his wife to help the less fortunate.
Proudly creating CAA member value since September 15, 2013.
Julia Engel, Member Service Solutions
email@example.com • extension 5607
Julia draws upon more than 25 years' experience in the farming and cattle industry to provide member assistance and support. She joined the Registry department in 2014 to assist members with their registry requirements.
Proudly creating CAA member value since March 17, 2014.
Avery Parkinson, Member Service Solutions
firstname.lastname@example.org • extension 5605
Avery works hard to provide error-free pedigrees, documentation, and data entry in a timely fashion. Avery has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Alberta and a TESOL certificate. She was a member of the Golden Rod 4-H Multi Club, a Calgary Regional 4-H Ambassador, and worked for 4-H Alberta as the Calgary/South Regional and Livestock Summer Assistant for three summers during university.
Proudly creating CAA member value since March 1, 2017.
Anice Thomas, Member Service Solutions
email@example.com • ext. 5609
A product of Jamaica, Anice's formative years were spent on the island appreciating, exploring and understanding that which is tropical agriculture. She completed her undergraduate degrees in general agriculture at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education in Jamaica and The University of the West Indies, in Trinidad and Tobago. With a major in Animal Science, Anice also completed a Masters at the University of Guelph. Anice has been working within the beef industry for the past five years within the production arm at Feedlot Health Management Services and is excited to transition into genetic evaluations and application. She is truly excited to join the team at CAA and to provide value to our members.
Proudly creating CAA member value since April 18, 2017.
Summer Interns Kiani Evans, Summer Intern
Kiani has joined the Canadian Angus Association to assist with further developing the archives. Her role as an archivist is to help organize, catalogue and record the artwork and files that help define the rich history of the CAA. Originally from Williams Lake, Kiani holds a Diploma in Fine Art and Design and is currently working towards her Art History and Visual Studies Degree at the University of Victoria.
Megan McLeod, Summer Intern
Megan has returned for another summer after working last year as an archivist. She is in her third year of studies at the University of Saskatchewan, working toward a Bachelors of Commerce honours degree, majoring in Marketing and a focus on branding and strategy, hoping to work with an agriculturally based company. Although her family is mainly involved in the Charolais breed, she knows many of the CAA and CJA members that are involved in showing cattle at events such as Summer Synergy, Farmfair International, and Canadian Western Agribition. She also knows some of the commercial Angus breeders who have become involved in raising commercial show steers, as showing at junior shows and open jackpots is another of her hobbies.