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Georgia Cattlemen's Association names Sandlin Executive Vice President

The Georgia Cattlemen’s Association has announced Dale Sandlin as the association’s new executive vice president. Sandlin will join GCA on April 1.

Sandlin currently serves as the managing director for the Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council Inc., the Hawaii Beef Industry Council and the Hawaii Rangeland Stewardship Foundation.

“I think his experience and knowledge will be an asset to GCA,” said GCA President Kristy Arnold.

Sandlin grew up on a small farm and ranch in Olney, Texas, raising cattle and wheat, which taught him the ethics of hard work and understanding of how every segment of our industry works together. Sandlin has a master’s degree in ag communications and journalism from Texas A&M.

Under Sandlin’s leadership, HCC grew and expanded service to its members. He improved the organization’s stature and recognition in the Hawaii state legislature, where he served as the lobbyist for the cattle industry in Hawaii. As managing director for HBIC, Sandlin led efforts to improve the promotion outreach activities in Hawaii. They created cooking demonstration videos featuring prominent local chefs and working moms, found new events to promote beef and improved their storytelling ability by focusing on the ecosystem services that ranchers provide to the general public as part of their daily management activities.

Sandlin and his wife, M’Randa, have one daughter, Della.