Chip Kemp brings a diverse background to the American Simmental Association ranging from selling insurance to working for IBP (now Tyson). As Director of Member and Industry Relations, Kemp works within public relations to support and promote ASA membership services, assist in programs designed to educate and encourage the integration of technology, work with ASA's Progress Through Performance program, along with many other responsibilities. 

At MU, Kemp coached Livestock Judging teams alongside various teaching responsibilities, including the coordination of the Animal Science Internship Program. During his tenure at Missouri, Kemp was the recipient of the state Department of Agriculture Livestock Leadership Award, the university's CAFNR Outstanding Advisor Award, and the Outstanding Educator Award, among others. 

Kemp graduated from the MU with a Masters of Science in Animal Science in 2001. Previously, Kemp had worked in beef merchandising for IBP Inc. in Amarillo, Texas, and as an instructor and manager of Muscle Foods Laboratory, a part of MU's Division of Food Sciences. As a youth, he worked on Gerloff Farms, an Angus seedstock operation, and is still associated with that operation.