Management Council

The Management Council of the King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management is composed of ranch managers, wildlife specialists, and businessmen and women whose vast experiences in the ranching industry contribute to the wise direction of the program. The council meets quarterly to review and approve budgets, offer advice on curriculum, and provide input into symposium and lectureship topics. In addition, council members assist in the selection of students and serve on KRIRM graduate student committees.

James H. Clement, Jr.
Chairman – King Ranch, Inc.
Gus T. Canales
A.T. Canales Ranches
Dave DeLaney
Vice President and General Manager of Livestock and Ranching Operations – King Ranch, Inc.
Caroline A. Forgason
Groves Alexander Group, LLC and Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation
Bob McCan
McFaddin Enterprises – NCBA President
Erik Jacobsen
Vice President and General Manager of Cattle Operations – AgReserves, Inc.
Neal Wilkins, Ph.D.
President and CEO – East Foundation
Fred Bryant, Ph.D.
Ex-Officio Member
Director; Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
Shad Nelson, Ph.D.
Dean – Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences