Mark A. Gustafson - Voting Member

Committee Assignments: Evaluation, Real Estate/Facilities (Vice Chair)

Term Expires: December 31, 2018

Mark Gustafson is the Director of the International Beef Sales Division for JBS in Greeley, Colorado.  He held the same position starting in 1995 with ConAgra Beef Company before CBC was joined in 2002 with ConAgra’s fresh pork division to form Swift & Company.

Governor Gustafson joined ConAgra from the U.S. Meat Export Federation, where he worked for 11 years, most recently as Vice President of Technical Services and Research. A graduate of the University of Wyoming with a degree in Animal Science, Governor Gustafson began his career with Monfort, the forerunner of ConAgra Beef Company and Swift and Company, where he worked from 1978 through 1984 in production, production scheduling and international sales.

Governor Gustafson has been active in the industry, serving on the Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee for Meat and Poultry Inspection; the Agriculture Trade Advisory Committee; and the International Trade Committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Western Stock Show, and the Board of Directors for the International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation.