WASHINGTON (Jan. 27, 2020) – The Public Lands Council (PLC), a national trade association representing 22,000 ranchers who raise cattle and sheep on federal land, today announced that Kaitlynn Glover joined the organization as its executive director.
In this role, Glover will serve as the chief lobbyist for the organization, representing cattle and sheep producers in western states on resource issues affecting their operations. The robust legislative and regulatory portfolio focuses on protecting grazing on federal land, and includes the Clean Water Act, tax policy, the Endangered Species Act, property rights, and other matters that affect livestock production in the West.
“I’m passionate about the work of the Public Lands Council and look forward to working with the incredible leaders who volunteer their time to lead the organization,” said Glover. “My top priority will continue to be executing the policy developed by public lands grazers across the West to ensure a strong future for agriculture and healthy public lands. I look forward to leveraging my experience and bringing new perspectives to the many important issues impacting the West.”
Glover comes to PLC from Sen. John Barrasso’s (R-Wyo.) office and brings additional experience in international affairs from her work with the agricultural semi-state authority in Ireland, Teagasc. Originally from Wyoming, Glover has strong ties to grazers, recreationalists, and many other users of public land resources.
“As we look at the future of federal lands ranching in Washington and anticipate the leadership needed to drive our priority issues forward, we need a strong voice,” PLC President Bob Skinner said. “Kaitlynn is an outstanding fit as she comes well equipped to serve our organization with legislative knowledge, relationships, and a passion to drive PLC to higher ground. With her leadership, our organization will continue to be well represented in Washington”.
Glover will also lead the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s natural resources policy portfolio in the organization’s Washington, D.C. office.