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Gregory Bloom named new executive director of Colorado Beef Council

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Beginning June 30, Gregory Bloom will take the reins as executive director of the Colorado Beef Council. He will replace Fred Lombardi, who is retiring after 19 years of service with the organization.

Gregory Bloom is a Colorado native who grew up in the Brighton area. He accepts the position with 25 years of experience in the beef industry. Over the course of his career, Bloom has made an effort to educate consumers, chefs and retail food representatives on understanding beef cuts, and the best ways to prepare them.

During high school, Bloom spent two years in Japan as a foreign exchange student. He attended college at the University of Southern California, and after graduating, worked in Denver for a Japanese-owned beef processor, selling beef to retail and food service customers across the country and the globe. In addition to his industry experience, Bloom also maintains a blog, entitled "Lost Lessons From Life on the Farm."

Bloom lives with his wife Christy and four children on a small ranch in Douglas County, raising bees, table food and horses.

"I'm excited about this opportunity to serve the great beef producing families and other beef industry stakeholders in Colorado, who feed consumers not only in our state but across the nation and the world," Bloom said. "I intend to use my experience on both the meat plant and consumer sides of the beef industry to help our industry promote, educate and advance the understanding of beef, including its nutritional value, new beef cuts and unique ways of cooking it."