ANCW LEADERSHIP

PRESIDENT

REBA MAZAK, FLORIDA


Reba Y. Mazak is a fifth generation Florida cattle rancher. She grew up in Geneva, Florida and later moved to Sumter County, Florida where she resides today. She married her late husband, Paul Mazak, when she was eighteen year old. Together Paul and Reba started and grew their own cattle operation. It began with registered Polled Hereford cattle, and then grew to a cow/calf operation as they were able to purchase more ranch land. Mazak ranch owns cattle in both Florida and Texas and is a proud participant in Best Management Practice that is implemented on both ranches. Making sure that the cattle business is looked at in a positive way is very important to this family as they have a deep heritage in agriculture and want it to continue. Reba also has a viable limerock mine and a wedding venue on her property in Central Florida and a hunting operation on her ranch in South Texas.

Reba has been a part of the Florida CattleWomen, formerly Cowbelles for more than 40 years. She has held all offices at the state level and served as President in 2004, where she spoke to the Florida Senate Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry about the importance of the Beef Checkoff. Reba is very proud that she and her mom Imogene Yarborough were the first mother/daughter team to serve the Cowbelles/CattleWomen in Florida. Reba's passion for the cattle industry began at a young age and she has not wavered in her years of raising a family and setting goals for them. Paul was very vocal in the plans for their family, and his desire to continue no matter what the challenges, never knowing how true those words would be. It is with great pride that Reba serves the beef industry as she knows our future is in our hands. We must advocate for our commodity, protect our heritage and remember without our fore fathers insight to sustainability, we would not be here.

Reba served on the Silent Auction Committee, and the Ways and Means Committee for ANCW. Reba served as Parliamentarian in 2018, Vice President in 2019, and President Elect in 2020 and 2021 of American National CattleWomen. She has completed the Masters of Beef Advocacy Program, was a part of the first class to graduate from ANCW Women’s Leadership Program in 2018 and is Beef Quality Assurance certified.

American National CattleWomen are celebrating 70 years in organization. We are prideful of the women who had the foresight to know the value of uniting you voices. We stretch from sea to sea, and we all have the same end goal, to promote and educate others about our great protein.

In Reba’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and their spouses. Rebecca and Grant Handley and Audra and Wes Platt, and her four grandsons Mayland , Myles, Warren and Waylon. Ranching, Hunting and promoting beef is where you will find Reba, they are are passions she readily shares with others and feels blessed to do so.


A chance to meet the president of ANCW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qebbbqu4SMU

PRESIDENT ELECT
Pam Griffin, Arizona

Pamela was born in Anaheim, California surrounded by strawberry fields and orange groves. In 1974, the family moved to Glendale, Arizona then settling in Carefree. Both parents left agricultural roots. Her father’s family ran a farming and meat operation, and her mother’s side ran the family’s grain operation. Pamela grew up on what she considers a hobby farm with an array of livestock. As an adult, she worked in the legal field as well as commercial and residential real estate development. John and Pam live on his family’s third-generation 110-year-old cow/calf operation in Globe, Gila County, Arizona. Over a decade ago they began their own cow/calf business, X4 Cattle Company, LLC. They are also actively pursuing the custom beef industry.

She has served in numerous capacities, including Vice President of ANCW, past Region VI Director, Chairman of the Membership Committee, previous service on the Nominating Committee, sat on a sub-committee of Ways and Means, served as Arizona State Cowbelles President, Gila County Cowbelles President, and various committee member or board seats in the cattle industry within Arizona. She was appointed and served under past Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Purdue as Chairman of the Arizona Farm Service Agency. Pam is a graduate of Project CENTRL for Arizona Rural Leadership Class XXIII. In 2019, she was the inaugural recipient of the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Arizona Woman Rancher.

Pamela currently serves as ANCW President Elect, a Bylaws/Policies and Procedures Committee Member, Board of Trustees member for Arizona Cattle Industry Research and Education Foundation, President of Gila County Cowbelles, County Planning and Zoning Commissioner and a member of the Southern Gila County Economic Development Corporation.

John and Pam have 7 children and 4 grandchildren who have all been involved in some aspect of agriculture and livestock. When time permits, Pam enjoys her garden, canning, quilting, cooking or baking and any opportunity to go fishing. Pamela believes that her involvement in the cattle industry comes with larger obligations and responsibilities, promotion of beef, education of our youth, supporting and lifting up women in this industry, learning from others, staying up-to-date on current events and becoming an active advocate in the industry by sharing her voice. She is truly humbled by and thankful for the opportunities that have presented themselves along her journey and the people who have mentored and welcomed her along the way.

VICE PRESIDENT
Ruth Coffey, Oklahoma

Ruth Coffey, and her husband, Chuck, fifth generation ranchers, and their children run the Double C Cattle Company in south central Oklahoma, a commercial cow-calf operation. In 2019, the Coffey's were awarded the Oklahoma Aldo Leopold Conservation Award and in 2020 they were the Region IV recipients of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association  Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). ESAP strives to recognize “outstanding stewardship practices and conservation achievements of U.S. cattle producers”. Both Ruth and Chuck have been active in the cattle industry for many years.

Prior to this position, Coffey served in the role of ANCW Region IV Director from 2020-2022 and served as a member on the ANCW Membership and Communications Committee. She was also named the ANCW Promoter of the Year in 2020, Oklahoma CattleWoman of the Year in 2019 and served as the OCW President from 2017-2019.

Her love for education began in her college years as she obtained a BA in Elementary Education and Art at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. After graduation, Coffey taught Art a few years and returned to Texas A & M to obtain a BS in Range Management. She married Chuck following her schooling and started a custom framing studio in Tishomingo, Ok.  When the Coffey’s were given the opportunity by her father to live on the family ranch, they raised their children to be working participants on the ranch. After her last child entered school,  Coffey would return to teaching middle school art for a total of 15 years. She retired from teaching to focus on her family ranch and now devotes her time to supporting the beef community on a local, state and national level.

Coffey enjoys time spent outdoors with her horses, gardening,  and grandchildren. She is most looking forward to learning about the ways in which her fellow CattleWomen are leaving their ranching legacies to the next generations and building a working knowledge of different sectors within the U.S. cattle industry.



PAST PRESIDENT
Evelyn Greene, Auburn, Al

Evelyn Greene from Auburn, Alabama grew up on an agriculture farm in Cullman County, Alabama. Growing up on a diversified farm with cattle, sweet potatoes, corn, and soybeans gave her the value of hard work. Her family’s beef operation was in the largest beef producing county in Alabama, and this is where she gained her passion for the industry. She is a beef advocate and beef promoter. She was involved with 4-H in her elementary and high school years. Since 1982, she has been the support and management of her family farm – row crop and cow/calf operation.

She is married to Wayne Greene, Ph.D., P.A.S. Professor and Head Animal Sciences at Auburn University and a specialist in Beef Cattle Nutrition.

Evelyn has a diverse background in many capacities and leadership roles through her community, county, state and national levels as a cattlewoman with over 27 years of actively serving the beef industry. She has served in all the officer positions for Cullman Co. Cattlewomen’s Association. She is currently serving with Lee Co. Cattlewomen’s and Cattlemen’s Associations. She also has served in all the officer roles of the Alabama Cattlewomen’s Association and became President in 2011. She has served as Secretary 2010, National Beef Cook-Off Committee (2008-2011), Chair National Beef Cook-Off Committee (2012-2014), Chair Board of Directors (2012-2016), Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program manager (2016 – 2018), Vice President (2018), President Elect (2019) and President (2020-2021) for the American National Cattlewomen’s Association.

Evelyn is an alumnus of the Masters of Beef Advocacy Program, Beef Quality Assurance certified and was a part of the first class to graduate from ANCW Women’s Leadership Program in 2018 . During her professional career of 30 years, she was a certified Optician and office manager of a growing Optometry Practice in Cullman, Al.  After retiring from her professional career, she continues the passion she grew up with farming and agriculture. To her, the beef community is a snapshot of all things that have made America great. She is driven by her passion for the industry to strive for excellence.

ANCW’s 2022 Executive Committee

  • President: Reba Mazak - Florida
  • President-Elect: Pam Griffin - Arizona
  • Vice President: Ruth Coffey - Oklahoma
  • Recording Secretary: Leslee Lohrenz – Secretary
  • Business Manager: Jill Worthington – Oklahoma
  • CFO: Tammi Didlot – Oklahoma
  • Past President: Evelyn Greene - Alabama
  • Region I Director: Jodi Jordan – Indiana
  • Region II Director: Beth Barber Jones - Tennessee
  • Region III Director: Debbie Chute – Minnesota
  • Region IV Director: Ddee Haynes – Oklahoma
  • Region V Director: Katharine Bruce - Oregon
  • Region VI Director: Nikki Weston – Utah
  • Region VII Director: Shirley Thompson – South Dakota
  • Chair of the Board of Directors: Kady Porterfield - Washington
  • Parliamentarian:  Diana Wirth – Oregon

ANCW Past Presidents 1952-2019

  • 1952 – Mary Louise Lynman, Kansas
  • 1953 – Mattie Cowman, Arizona
  • 1954 – Marian Guthrie, California
  • 1955 – Arlene Watt, Wyoming
  • 1956 – Anna Dressler, Nevada
  • 1957 – Thelma Trego, Nebraska
  • 1958 – Yodie Burghart, Colorado
  • 1959 – Clelie Dekle, Louisiana
  • 1960 – Betty Smith, Oklahoma
  • 1961 – Azile Garrison, Montana
  • 1962 – Lois Claridge, Arizona
  • 1963 – Marie Tyler, North Dakota
  • 1964 – Ida Paxton, Nebraska
  • 1965 – Lourinda Wines, Nevada
  • 1966 – Viola Gouldin, Oregon
  • 1967 – Delores Finney, Oklahoma
  • 1968 – Maxine Larsen, Idaho
  • 1969 – Elizabeth Johnson, Wyoming
  • 1970 – Pat Stevenson, Arizona
  • 1971 – Florence Giorgi, California
  • 1972 – Phyllis Connolly, North Dakota
  • 1973 – Mary Kay Woodard, Ohio
  • 1974 – Irene Hoyt, Utah
  • 1975 – LaVonne Ater, Louisiana
  • 1976 – Evelyn Smith, Oregon
  • 1977 – Lucille Stone, Arizona
  • 1978 – Marie Holz, Iowa
  • 1979 – Rose Harris, Washington
  • 1980 – Connie Townsend, Montana
  • 1981 – Ann Woolley, Oklahoma
  • 1982 – June Bradley, Colorado
  • 1983 – Jo Berschet, Ohio
  • 1984 – Natalie McElroy, North Dakota
  • 1985 – Frances Owen, Texas
  • 1986 – Betty Bergner, Wyoming
  • 1987 – Gerda Hyde, Oregon
  • 1988 – Dorothy Vaugan, New Mexico
  • 1989 – Jeanette Barthle, Florida
  • 1990 – Jane Lindgren, Montana
  • 1991 – Phyllis Rothleutner, Nebraska
  • 1992 – Wilma Ackerman, Kansas
  • 1993 – Becky Terry, Texas
  • 1994 – Eleanore Jones, Wyoming
  • 1995 – Marilyn Weber, Colorado
  • 1996 – Betty Grum, Ohio
  • 1997 – Nancy Forth, Oregon
  • 1998 – Mary Henzel, Oklahoma/Kansas
  • 1999 – Janice Conley, Nevada
  • 2000 – Kay Snyder, South Dakota
  • 2001 – Judy LaGrone, Arkansas
  • 2002 – Vicki Wilkinson, Arizona
  • 2003 – Patti Townsend, New Mexico/Oklahoma
  • 2004 – Susie Magnuson, Colorado
  • 2005 – Marlene Strickland, Florida
  • 2006 – Nancy Sterling Neuhauser, South Dakota
  • 2007 – Wendy Petz, Arkansas
  • 2008 – Fita Witte, New Mexico
  • 2009 – Kristy Lage, Nebraska
  • 2010 – Lana Slaten, Alabama
  • 2011 – Jill Ginn, Texas
  • 2012 – Tammi Didlot, Oklahoma
  • 2013 – Barbara Jackson, Arizona
  • 2014 – Patti Buck, Colorado
  • 2015 – Melanie Fowle, California
  • 2016 – Ann Nogan, Pennsylvania
  • 2017 – Penny Zimmerman, Minnesota
  • 2018 – Gwen Geis, Wyoming
  • 2019 – Wanda Pinnow, Montana
  • 2020-2021 - Evelyn Greene, Alabama

                    

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