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Wyoming People

Chugwater man named to NCBA

Philip Ellis, a rancher and stockman from Chugwater, has been elected president-elect of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). The election by the NCBA board of directors was conducted Feb. 7 at the organization’s annual meeting during the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn.

 Ellis was previously NCBA vice president and has been active in the organization for many years. Among positions he has held are regional vice president and chair and vice chair of the NCBA Policy Division. Ellis also has been active in the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association for more than 20 years, and held numerous positions with that organization, including president from 2003-05.

 Ellis also has been involved in the Chugwater community, serving as president of the Platte County Chamber of Commerce from 1999-2001 and on the board of Chugwater Economic Development, Inc. from 1991-2012. In addition, he has served on the Chugwater Valley Church Council several times over the past 25 years.