Mindy Patterson is the president and co-founder of The Cavalry Group. Mindy has battled against the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) on the state referendum front serving as the campaign manager for The Alliance for Truth Campaign Committee which was at the forefront of the hard fought campaign opposing the HSUS- driven "Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act" (Proposition B) in the Missouri 2010 election and recently helped defeat the HSUS sponsored "Your Vote Counts" referendum promoting direct democracy. The Cavalry Group was born out of the fight against The Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act when Mindy witnessed law abiding animal enterprises wrongfully threatened. Mindy serves agriculture interests nation wide by serving the following organizations: American Agri-Women (Horse Welfare Committee Chair), Missouri Conservative Coalition (Agriculture Affairs), Missouri Equine Council, United Horsemen, and Secure the Republic (National Coordinator for Agriculture).
Mark Patterson is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of The Cavalry Group. Mark has lead executive teams fighting radical animal rights activists on multiple state campaigns, legal battles, and in federal legislative lobbying efforts including The Alliance For Truth. With over 30 years of executive commercial real estate experience, Mark has been involved in over $800 million dollars of real estate investments and transactions leading teams to achieve high financial returns for partners and investors
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Chris Wilson - Of Counsel
Chris Wilson joins our team from her recent post as Deputy Secretary and General Counsel of the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Wilson is past president of American Agri-Women (AAW), the national coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women. She also founded the Food and Agriculture Network. She is an 11th generation U.S. farmer.
Wilson formerly served as Assistant to the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Assistant to the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture. At USDA, she was Director of the Office of Public Liaison. She also worked for the Kansas Grain and Feed Association and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association as Director of Governmental Relations.