12-02-16 Colorado Farm Bureau Hires New Vice President of Public Policy

CFB - Colorado Farm Bureau HeaderColorado Farm Bureau Hires New Vice President of Public Policy

Centennial, Colo. –  Dec. 2, 2016 – The Colorado Farm Bureau is excited to welcome Spencer Kimball to the organization as the new Vice President of Public Policy. He will monitor federal legislative and regulatory actions for its’ impact and effect on Colorado agriculture, farming and ranching businesses, and rural economies.

Spencer specializes in issues related to federal land management, energy development, wildlife management and conservation, the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Federal Land Policy and Management Act.

Spencer has dedicated his career to a variety of natural resource areas and is thrilled to work on behalf of Colorado’s farmers and ranchers. “We are very excited to welcome Spencer to our organization, and we believe that he will be a great asset to our membership,” said Chad Vorthmann, Executive Vice President for the Colorado Farm Bureau.

Before joining the Colorado Farm Bureau, Spencer served as a professional staff member for the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Federal Lands. In that role, he covered a broad array of bills and issues, particularly those related to federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Prior to joining the Committee, Spencer owned and operated his own consulting firm that assisted companies and trade associations with regulatory compliance, legislation, and marketing. Preceding that, he served as Manager of Government Affairs with Western Energy Alliance, an oil and natural gas trade association based in Denver.

He grew up in Wheat Ridge, Colorado and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Colorado Farm Bureau is the state’s largest grassroots organization with more than 25,000 members across the state. CFB seeks to promote and protect the future of agriculture and rural values.