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Hawai‘i Cattlemen’s Council Appoints New Managing Director

March 27, 2015, 1:35 PM HST
* Updated March 27, 1:37 PM
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The Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, Inc. (HCC) has selected Dale Sandlin as their new Managing Director.

The Texas native has a diverse background in legislation, marketing, and communications.  Sandlin grew up on a family farm and ranch growing wheat and managing livestock.  He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2005, with a double major in Agricultural Leadership and Agricultural Journalism.

Following college, Sandlin served as an intern for U.S. Congressman Stevan Pearce in Washington, D.C. gaining experience in lawmaking.  He then continued his education, earning a Master’s degree in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University.

Sandlin has worked for the Oldham Goodwin Group, LLC in Bryan, Texas, managing marketing and communications.  He has recently worked for the University of Hawai‘i’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources as the Director of Marketing for Sofos Realty Corporation in Honolulu.

In his new role with HCC, Sandlin with serve as the chief executive officer for both the HCC and the Hawaii Beef Industry Council under the oversight of each organizations’ board of directors.  He will also be responsible for HCC communications and advise public policy discussions, while serving as a liaison with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.


“We are excited about this new opportunity for Hawaii’s cattle industry,” said Christopher English, HCC president. “We are confident that this is the first step towards a path of positive growth for HCC and the Hawaiian cattle industry as a whole. We look forward to working with Dale to enhance the opportunity for all producers to be profitable and sustainable.”







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