Leadership & Staff

Montana Stockgrowers Association is led by a volunteer and member-elected Board of Directors and is staffed by five employees based in Helena, Montana.

The board consists of 13 members; two directors from each district and three elected officers. MSGA directors volunteer their time to travel to important industry events and meetings to ensure representation of Montana’s ranching families.

Representatives from the Montana CattleWomen, Young Stockgrowers, Montana Association of State Grazing Districts and the Montana Public Lands Council also hold seats on the MSGA board.

  • All
  • Board of Directors
  • Montana CattleWomen
  • MSGA Staff
  • Young Stockgrowers
  • Fred Wacker
    Fred Wacker
    President
  • Jim Steinbeisser
    Jim Steinbeisser
    1st Vice President
  • John Grande
    John Grande
    2nd Vice President
  • Charlie Rein
    Charlie Rein
    District: South Central
  • Jess Drange
    Jess Drange
    District: South East
  • Ed Fryer
    Ed Fryer
    District: South Central
  • Kim Peterson
    Kim Peterson
    District: North Central
  • Bryan Ratzburg
    Bryan Ratzburg
    District: North Central
  • Chisholm Christensen
    Chisholm Christensen
    District: North East
  • Shane Eaton
    Shane Eaton
    District: South Central
  • Dan Moore
    Dan Moore
    District: South East
  • Rick Sandru
    Rick Sandru
    District: West
  • Justin Iverson
    Justin Iverson
    District: West
  • Katelyn Dynneson
    Katelyn Dynneson
    Young Stockgrowers Vice Chair
  • Tyrel Obrecht
    Tyrel Obrecht
    Young Stockgrowers Chair
  • Brian Ohs
    Brian Ohs
    Director of Natural Resources
  • Katie Stokes
    Katie Stokes
    Director of Marketing & Membership
  • Jay Bodner
    Jay Bodner
    Executive Vice President
  • Keni Reese
    Keni Reese
    Director of Communications
  • Lorrie Vennes
    Lorrie Vennes
    Office Manager
  • Connie Ahlgren
    Connie Ahlgren
    Montana CattleWomen President