Daren R. Williams

Senior Executive Director of Communications

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

For more than 25 years, Daren Williams has helped tell the story of American agriculture. As senior executive director of communications at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, he helps develop and deliver the story of modern beef production to media, influencers and consumers. He also serves as the “Dean of Students” for the Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program, a nationwide grassroots advocacy network.

Before joining NCBA in 2006, Daren was a senior vice president at Fleishman-Hillard International Communications in Kansas City, where he handled communications challenges for major food and agribusiness clients. He also spent ten years in Washington, D.C., representing food and agribusiness clients on Capitol Hill and in the halls of USDA, FDA and EPA.

A native Kansan, Daren began his career on the staff of Bob Dole’s 1988 presidential campaign. He holds a degree in English from Ottawa University in Kansas.