Colorado Farm Bureau (CFB) is excited to announce that Ashley House will serve as the organization’s new Director of National Affairs.
Ashley comes to CFB from the Washington Cattlemen’s Association, where she served as the executive vice president and chief executive officer, managing the association’s advocacy, outreach and educational activities.
“I feel so blessed to be joining the Colorado Farm Bureau team and leadership,” says House. “The empathy this staff has for the industry and the challenges we face as ranching families is palpable, and I can’t wait to advocate for our members with that shared sense of passion.”
In her role, House will build and nurture relationships with Colorado’s congressional delegation, monitor federal-level legislative and regulatory issues and much more. In addition, she will closely watch the impact and effect national issues have on Colorado agriculture while representing Colorado farmers and ranchers in various coalitions and policy working groups.
“We’re excited about the enthusiasm and expertise Ashley brings to the Colorado Farm Bureau,” says Chad Vorthmann, executive vice president of CFB. “The agriculture industry in Washington faces similar issues to what farmers and ranchers face here in Colorado. Ashley understands that political and social environment well and what it takes to advocate for the industry successfully.”
House has gained experience in agricultural land conservation and finance throughout her tenure. Her love of the land began on her family’s commercial cow-calf ranch in south Texas, where she remains actively involved. House serves on the College of Fine Arts Board of Visitors for her alma mater, Texas Christian University (TCU), and leads a team for the TCU Institute of Ranch Management activities in Scotland. She also has a deep appreciation for Tex-Mex cuisine.
She will begin her tenure on April 18.