Executive Team

President & CEO

Jennifer Sirangelo

Jennifer Sirangelo is a believer in young people and their capacity to change the world. She leads Council in its mission to increase investment and participation in high-quality 4‑H positive youth development programs around the world. Ms. Sirangelo, who joined Council in 2006 to grow support for the 4‑H movement,...

Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer

Jill Bramble

Jill Bramble is the Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer at National 4‑H Council. She is responsible for leading a team of development professionals and managing a portfolio of strategic-level corporate sponsorships that raise more than $20 million annually in programmatic funding to the 4‑H movement. Jill is a lifelong...

Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

Andy Ferrin

Andy Ferrin is the Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer at National 4‑H Council. Andy brings more than 20 years of experience in brand management, marketing, and strategic planning to his role as Chief Strategy Officer at National 4‑H Council. His experience spans all areas of integrated marketing and corporate...

Senior Vice President, General Manager National 4‑H Conference Center

Paul Koehler

Paul Koehler is the Senior Vice President, General Manager, National 4‑H Youth Conference Center. He has been with the organization for more than 30 years, beginning as a maintenance supervisor and then going on to work as the Buildings and Grounds Manager, Manager of Center Operations, and General Manager. In...

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Roche

Joseph Roche, CPA is the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of National 4‑H Council. Joseph has over 20 years of public accounting experience. After graduating from The Catholic University of America in 1983 with a bachelors degree in Accounting, Joe spent seven years at the international accounting firm of...

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Artis Stevens

Artis Stevens is Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at National 4‑H Council. A nonprofit marketing veteran, Stevens leads the marketing team and oversees marketing for all revenue generating units, including National 4‑H Youth Conference Center and E-commerce. Stevens brings 19 years of strategic marketing experience at the grassroots and...

Senior Vice President, Talent & Culture

Michael Watson

Michael Watson is Senior Vice President, Talent and Culture at National 4‑H Council. Michael Watson leads Council’s human resources and culture initiatives, which includes the development of an innovative culture that attracts and retains top talent across the organization. Recognized as a champion for establishing strategic partnerships through his work...

Officers

*Executive Committee Member
**Ex Officio Member
Officers
LANDEL HOBBS* Chair

President, LCH Enterprise LLC
Atlanta, GA

JENNIFER WHITLOW* Vice Chair

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Bethesda, MD

JOHN AMAYA* Treasurer

City Mattress
Naples, FL

EDWARD J. BECKWITH** Secretary

Partner, Baker & Hostetler, LLP
Washington, DC

JENNIFER L. SIRANGELO** Assistant Secretary

President & CEO, National 4‑H Council
Chevy Chase, MD

The Public Class

The Public Class
JOHN AMAYA

City Mattress
Naples, FL

TIM AMERSON

Chief Executive Officer, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
Columbia, SC

STEVE K. BARBARICK

President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Tractor Supply Company
Brentwood, TN

MARTHA BERNADETT M.D., MBA*

Executive Vice President, Research and Innovation, Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Long Beach, CA

JAMES C. BOREL*

Wilmington, DE

DAVID CRUZ

New York Life Insurance Co.
Parsippany, NJ

JOSEPH B. DZIALO*

President, Lee Jeans
Merriam, KS

DAVID L. EPSTEIN
Principal, J.H. Chapman Group, LLC
Chicago, IL

DANIEL GLICKMAN

Vice President, Aspen Institute
Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program
Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1995 – 2001
Washington, DC

LANDEL C. HOBBS*

President, LCH Enterprise LLC
Atlanta, GA

TOM LEHR

Dailey & Associates
Hollywood, CA

ALISON K. LEWIS*

Global Chief Marketing Officer, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
New Brunswick, NJ

MARK MARTINO

Vice President, North America and Latin America North Supply Chain, Monsanto Company
St. Louis, MO

MICHELLE MUNSON

President, CEO & Co-Founder, Aspera
Emeryville, CA

JAVIER PALOMAREZ

President & CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC

TERESA PAULSEN

Omaha, NE

AUSTIN PITTMAN

Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare Community & State, UnitedHealth Group
Minnetonka, MN

MAGGIE SANS
Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Walmart
China

KIP TOM

Managing Member, Tom Farms LLC
President, CereServ, Inc.
Leesburg, IN

ANN M. VENEMAN

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 2001 – 2005
Former Executive Director of UNICEF
New York, NY

JENNIFER M. WHITLOW

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Bethesda, MD

The State Cooperative Extension & Land-Grant Institution Class

CHRIS BOLEMAN

Assistant Director, State Leaders for 4‑H Youth Development, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
College Station, TX

DELBERT T. FOSTER*

Vice President of Land-Grant Services / Executive Director of 1890 Program
Orangeburg, SC

E. GORDON GEE*

President, West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

JEFF GOODWIN

Director, 4‑H and Youth Development, Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

CATHANN KRESS

Vice President for Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University
Ames, IA

NICK PLACE

Dean and Director, University of Florida/IFAS Extension
Gainesville, FL

MICHELLE RODGERS

Associate Dean & Director, Cooperative Extension and Outreach, University of Delaware
Newark, DE

FRED SCHLUTT

Vice Provost Extension & Outreach and Director of Cooperative Extension Service
Fairbanks, AK

The Youth Class

CALEB CHENG

Student, Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA

TESS HAMMOCK

Student, University of Georgia
Athens, GA

LAZARUS LYNCH

Student, Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY

ANDREA VESSEL
*

American University Alumna
Cincinnati, OH

Federal Government Liaisons

ANN BARTUSKA

Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education and Economics, United States Department of Agriculture
Washington, DC

MUQUARRAB QURESHI

Deputy Director, Institute of Youth, Family and Community, United States Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Washington, DC