Claremore man named to National Cattle Industry post
Staff Reports Claremore Progress
Richard Gebhart, a Rogers County Hereford rancher, has been appointed treasurer of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).
The appointment was made on Feb. 7 by NCBA President Bob McCan at the NCBA annual meeting during the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn.
Gebhart operates the family owned Langley-area Beacon Hill Ranch, which has been in operation since 1909. He is a fourth generation Hereford breeder, and former recipient of the Golden Hereford Breeder award. In addition to his ranching operation, Gebhart is professor of operations management and director of assessment in the business college at the University of Tulsa (TU). He is also a retired U.S. colonel, holds a law degree from TU, an MBA from Syracuse, a master’s degree in agricultural economics/animal science from Mississippi State University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Arkansas.
Most recently, Gebhart served as chairman of NCBA’s Federation Division. He has held numerous volunteer leadership positions with the Oklahoma Beef Council, the Oklahoma Hereford Association, the Rogers County Cattlemen’s Association and NCBA.