DENVER - It is with a great sense of loss that the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) announces the retirement of Carol Johnson, director of programs administration, after 22 years of service at the Foundation.

Johnson began her career at NALF in July 1990 as administrative secretary to the executive vice president and directors. Before coming to NALF she served as executive secretary at the National Cattleman Beef Association (NCBA). In 2010 the NALF & NALJA Board of Directors recognized Johnson for her 20 years of service to the Foundation.

Since joining the NALF staff, Johnson's role had grown to include organizing travel of the NALF staff and board of directors, coordinating all events for the Foundation, attending both the NALF Board of Directors meetings and the North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) board meetings, served as liaison for the International Limousin Congress (ILC), was the point of contact for Limi-Boosters, kept the official records for the NALF board and for the annual NALF business meeting, and handled all employee benefits.

"Carol is truly going to be missed," said Mark Anderson, NALF executive director. "She had grown to become a staple to the Foundation having worn many hats over the years. Her hard work and dedication to the Foundation will be greatly missed by not only the staff and board of directors, but also the membership as a whole."

NALJA is an organization that Johnson holds near and dear to her heart having at one point served as the junior activities co-director. Besides attending NALJA board of directors meetings, Johnson was a staple at the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress and could always be found in the show office answering questions and ensuring that the show ran smoothly. In 2002 the NALJA board of directors honored Johnson as an honorary member of NALJA.

"Carol has had the best interest of the Limousin breed at heart for the past 22 years," said Bret Begert, NALF board member. "She has handled so many details through the years that has made many of us look good. She will always be apart of the Limousin family and will be missed. I wish her and Al the best in retirement."

Johnson, who has been happily married to her husband, and best friend, Al for 52 years, is the mother of three sons and has four grandchildren. In her down time, she enjoys both domestic and international travel and is looking forward to having the opportunity to do more travel since retirement. Johnson served her last day at NALF on Aug. 14.