By Katie Aupperle
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association employee receives a top award from Texas A&M University for her work in the beef industry.
Bridget Wasser, Executive Director for Meat Science & Technology at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) received the 2017 Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at on Nov. 10 in College Station, Texas.
The award honors former students who have made significant accomplishments and contributions at the state, national or international level in agriculture, natural resources or the life sciences, and who graduated from the college within the past 15 years.
Wasser earned a Bachelor and Masters of Science degree from Texas A&M in animal science.
After finishing her graduate studies, Wasser joined NCBA. She has continued to grow and thrive within the company while being a contributing member of many organizations, committees and associations.
In 2013, Bridget was named one of the Top 10 Under 40 by Cattle Business Weekly. In 2016, Bridget was also presented with an Achievement Award by the American Meat Science Association.
Wasser is currently leads strategic direction in beef research, managing budgets and employees for NCBA.
“Bridget is a high impact leader – a “go-to” international meat expert. She is an influential educator and communicator who exemplifies Texas A&M’s core values – excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service – in everything she does,” said Shalene McNeill, Executive Director Human Nutrition Research at NCBA.
Additionally, Wasser has set out to educate others with her vast knowledge of the beef industry. She has had presentations at American Meat Science Association, U.S. Meat Export Federation, International Livestock Congress, and National Beef Cookoff just to name a few.
“It is always a pleasure working with Bridget; her knowledge, insight and drive to improve beef quality and initiate innovations are consistently demonstrated not only for the U.S., but also for the international beef market,” said Paul Clayton; Senior Vice President, Export Services at U.S. Meat Export Federation.