Meet the Team

Nice to meat ya! Our crew of cattle and communication experts help drive the brand’s mission – to increase demand for registered Angus cattle by serving cattlemen in a variety of arenas. From research to data analysis, educational events and storytelling we work to help tackle issues that affect quality-focused cattlemen like you.

Get to know us below, and feel free to shoot us an email or give us a call when you:

  • Have questions about management decisions that impact high-quality beef production.
  • Are interested in the latest research pertaining to marbling development and beef market signals.
  • Need help deciphering carcass or feedyard performance data and translating it into a tool for herd improvement.
Kara Lee

Kara Lee

Production Brand Manager

Kara leads initiatives that provide education for cattlemen who want to improve their bottom line by using the best genetics and management practices. Raised on a commercial Angus operation, Kara serves as a connection point between Certified Angus Beef ® brand partners and the ranch by leading on-farm ranch days.

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Paul Dykstra

Paul Dykstra

Beef Cattle Specialist

From his home office in Chappell, Nebraska, Paul works closely with ranchers and feedyard managers in the central and western U.S. to help them target the brand. He shares reports on cattle and beef market trends in the biweekly CAB Insider, and provides education for ranchers and beef community partners in retail and foodservice. Paul also oversees Certified Angus Beef ® brand Natural on participating farms and ranches.

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Miranda Reiman

Miranda Reiman

Director, Producer Communications

As Director of Producer Communications, Miranda sets strategic direction for all communications back to cattlemen through all media, including print, radio, video, web, and social. She also builds relationships with agricultural media and creates content from her home office near Cozad, Nebraska.

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Nicole Erceg

Nicole Erceg

Assistant Director, Communications

Nicole connects the dots between consumer and producer communications and helps drive producer marketing and communications strategy across both print and digital channels from the corporate office in Wooster, Ohio. Her content creation efforts help guide cattlemen to profitable, quality cattle production practices and she helps connect agricultural media to the brand.

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Steve Suther

Steve Suther

Senior Editor

A master storyteller and quality-focused cattleman, Steve began cultivating his herd of Angus-cross cattle near Onaga, Kansas, in 1980 while working as editor of a weekly farm paper. He wrote for and edited national beef publications before joining Certified Angus Beef LLC as director of industry information in 1998. Today, Steve uses those experiences to serve as the last eyes on all content coming from the producer communications team. In partial retirement, he serves as an idea generator and senior editor.

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Marilyn Conley

Marilyn Conley

Administrative Assistant

Marilyn serves cattlemen as a connecting point to our production team. She answers producer questions and connects links inquiring cattlemen to the answers. She helps direct resources and serves as support to help plan and organize the brand’s supply presence across the industry.

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Morgan Marley

Morgan Marley

Production Communications Specialist

Morgan serves cattlemen through multi-media efforts to grow the Certified Angus Beef® brand’s presence across the cattle industry. Growing up on her family’s commercial Angus cow-calf operation near Elkins, Arkansas, gives her perspective to relate with cattlemen. Her communication efforts for the brand help producers make proactive management decisions to produce quality beef.

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Abbie Burnett

Abbie Burnett

Production Communications Specialist

Born and raised on a cotton farm on the South Plains of Texas, Abbie also stock showed heifers for nine years which gave her a passion for the cattle industry. Now residing in the corporate office in Wooster, Ohio, she is a voice online and in print for cattleman across the country. Abbie’s skills in photography, videography and writing are used to tell the full story of what everyday cattlemen do to provide quality beef for consumers and their own family’s table.

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