Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly on Thursday named an executive from the Kansas Livestock Association and a former state budget director to her cabinet.
Kelly announced the appointment of Mike Beam as the agriculture secretary and Duane Goossen as interim secretary of administration.
Beam is a senior vice president at the livestock association where his primary responsibility is representing cow-calf/stocker operators in governmental affairs.
He also serves as the executive director of the Ranchland Trust of Kansas, an accredited agricultural land trust that’s affiliated with the livestock association.
He also is a charter member and past president . . .