Tom Brink of Brighton, Colorado, has been named CEO of the Red Angus Association of America.

Red Angus President Kim Ford made the announcement Tuesday at the association headquarters in Denton, Texas. She said the extensive selection process, the approval of the board of directors and is looking forward to the future of the breed and the organization.

“This is an invigorating time for the Red Angus breed. Tom brings incredible industry knowledge and experience to our organization, and he also possesses the skills and character, along with innovative and synergistic thinking to propel our breed into a new era,” Ford said.

Brink brings a wealth of beef industry experience with him. Previously he served several organizations including Cattle-Fax, American Gelbvieh Association, J&F Oklahoma Holdings, Inc. (JBS Five Rivers Feeding, LLC), and most recently as the founder and president of Top Dollar Angus.

Brink holds three degrees from Kansas State University, a Bachelor’s of Animal Sciences and Industry and Master’s of Science in Animal Science and Industries, and a Master’s in Agricultural Economics.

He and his wife, Mindy, have four grown children; Erin (26), Austin (24), and twins Dylan and Coltin (20).

Brink will begin in his role with Red Angus in mid-January.