Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is represented by Alberta's livestock associations to give equal voice to each sector of the cattle industry and to the horse industry.

The operations of LIS are overseen by a Board of Directors consisting of nine directors, one Director being appointed by each of the eight Member organizations and the Chair elected annually by the Board of Directors.  The Alberta government is represented on the Board by a non-voting member appointed by the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.   The Directors are elected for a 2-year term and can serve on the Board for a maximum of 6 years.  

For the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year (April 1 to March 31) the positions on the LIS Board of Directors were held by:

Name Affiliation
Larry Sears
Chairman
No Affiliation
Stavely, Alberta
Ken Perlich
Vice Chair
Alberta Auction Markets Association
Lethbridge, Alberta
Chris Israelson
Director
Alberta Beef Producers
Didsbury, Alberta
Bob deBoer
Director

Alberta Cattle Feeders Association
Monarch, Alberta

Perry Shwetz
Director
Alberta Grazing and Leaseholders Association
Weskatenau, Alberta
James MacLean
Director
Alberta Livestock Dealers & Order Buyers Association
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Phillip Lammerding
Director
Feeder Association of Alberta
Picture Butte, Alberta
Geoff Hoar
Director
Horse Industry Association of Alberta
Red Deer County, Alberta
Bill Hanson
Director
Western Stock Growers' Association
Valleyview, Alberta