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Retiring

The longtime leader of the Colorado Livestock Association plans to retire next year after 20 years on the job.

CEO Bill Hammerich served at the face of the association’s efforts to shape Colorado’s regulations and legislation affecting the industry, as well as growing its Industry Preservation Fund.

“We are extraordinarily grateful to Bill for his leadership,” said Dwain Weinrich, president of CLA. “CLA has successfully advocated for livestock producers in Colorado in large part because of his dedication, intellectual insight into policy issues, and effective management.”

An executive search committee was formed to find a successor.

"It has been my great honor and privilege to serve as the Chief Executive Officer for the past 20 years,” Hammerich said in a statement. “I am proud of the organization that we are today and the impact we have had, but as we look into the future, I believe that it is time for a change of leadership in this position."

New hire

Hana Sayeed, former chief of staff for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, was named the deputy director of economic recovery -- a new position at the state’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

“Hana brings a depth of experience and knowledge that will serve Colorado well as we continue to drive the Colorado economic recovery,” Executive Director Patrick Meyers said in a statement. “We are excited to welcome her and her vast, applicable experience to the team.”

Sayeed will “lead recovery officers in other state agencies and advise on OEDIT program structure, strategy and staffing, and oversee fraud prevention” for the office’s new unit, the Office of Economic Recovery and Relief.

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