CCA Staff

Executive Vice President Billy Gatlin

Billy Gatlin, CCA Executive Vice President, is native of Merced County. Billy came to the association with nearly a decade of experience at the California State Capitol. Immediately before joining the CCA staff, he served as deputy director of the Assembly Republican Caucus under Assemblywoman Connie Conway (R-Tulare).

Billy serves as chief executive officer of both CCA and the CCA Feeder Council, overseeing planning, advocacy, finances, membership and personnel. In addition, Billy is the lead spokesperson for CCA and direct staff in advocating for CCA policy.

Originally from Atwater, Billy grew up surrounded by agriculture and says he is very excited to serve the state’s cattle producers. His in-laws own and operate a ranch on the Central Coast and members of his family have been deeply engaged with CCA and cattle production in both the Central Valley and Central Coast region for many years. He received his bachelor’s degree in Government from California State University, Sacramento, and resides in Herald with his wife, Hillary.

Prior to working for the caucus, Billy worked in the legislature and on a number of political campaigns. He served four years as chief of staff to Assemblymember Anthony Adams (R-Hesperia), a role in which he oversaw the assemblymember’s legislative and political agenda, while managing staff and helping execute the office’s strategic plan. Gatlin also worked for Assembly Minority Leader Mike Villines in 2004 and 2005.

Billy Gatlin can be reached at (916) 444-0845 or by e-mail at