Meet the Team

Jason Hitch
  • Chairman of the Board
  • Co-CEO of Hitch Enterprises, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Bank of the Panhandle
  • Director-OK Water Resources Board
  • Lawyer
  • Member-U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
Chris Hitch
  • President
  • Co-CEO of Hitch Enterprises, Inc.
  • Member-21st Century Beef Club peer group
  • Board of Directors, State Chamber of OK
  • Executive Council, State Chamber of OK
  • Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development
Mike Brandherm
  • Vice Pres/Gen. Mgr-Hitch Pork Producers, Inc.
  • 14 yrs pork industry experience before Hitch. 2 years with Seaboard & 12 years at Dekalb Genetics
  • Member-21st Century Pork Club peer group
  • Ag Production/Mgmt degree-Joliet College
  • Raised on a family crop/livestock farm in Northern Illinois
  • Was active in coaching sports and Boy Scouts
Tommy Tomlinson
  • Vice Pres.-Commodities & Risk Management
  • Employed with Hitch’s for 46 years
  • BBA Accounting-Midwestern University
  • Prior experience-Public Accounting/Oil & Gas
  • Controller/BOD-Hitch Feeders I-1972-1989
  • Former Kid’s Inc coach/HS Asst Golf coach
  • Interests-Golf/College football
Jon Vanwey
  • Vice Pres.-Cattle Operations
  • BBA major/BBM minor-OK Panhandle State University
  • Raised on a ranch in Colorado
  • Started in the feedyard industry in 1986 as yard foreman/welder
  • 1994 Co-owner in a grow yard and also owned small construction business until 2005
  • Managed Friona Industries feedyard-2005-2015
Rina Teel
  • Human Resources Manager-Hitch Enterprises, Inc.
  • Employed by Hitch’s 2 years
  • 15 years in pork industry with Murphy Brown, LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods
  • PHR and SHRM-CP certified
  • COSS certified
  • Bilingual
Ranee Harland
  • Controller-Acctg Mgr-Hitch Enterprises, Inc.
Mike Yates
  • IT Manager/Software Developer-All divisions
  • BBA CIS-OK. Panhandle State University
  • Prior experience-Software Dev/Programmer for PTCI-4 years, Business Analyst/Software Dev-Cargill 2 years
  • Texhoma school board member

HITCH ENTERPRISES, INC., 309 NORTHRIDGE CIRCLE, P.O. BOX 1308, GUYMON, OK 73942, 580-338-8575​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​