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Meet Our Team

Anna is a Business Advisor and founder of 2020 Consulting. Anna provides expertise in business succession planning, management accounting system design and implementation, and financial analysis. She holds an MBA from both Cornell University and Queen’s University, a bachelor’s in Agricultural Business Management from the State University of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill. She was recently named to the Cornell Johnson School of Management's 10 Under 10 Distinguished Alumni, and is a graduate of LEAD NY and the Cornell Dairy Executive Program. In her free time she serves on the board of the New York Agricultural Land Trust, volunteers with a local 4H club, and enjoys just about anything that involves horses, kids and cows.

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Stephanie Beck

Stephanie is an Accounting Specialist with 2020 Consulting, who brings expertise in financial accounting and record keeping systems both in and out of the agricultural industry. She grew up in the countryside of northern NJ before attending Cornell University to study animal science with a focus in business. She worked as an accounting and tax specialist in the ag industry for five years before becoming a full time work-at-home mom, and then joined us here at 2020.  Along the way she married a wonderful dairy farmer named Tyler and enjoys going to Cornell hockey games with their son Addison. 

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Ashley Bliss

Ashley is a Senior Financial Analyst with 2020 Consulting. Her background and passion in dairy business management along with her expertise in data management and analytics brings her to the 2020 team. Ashley possesses an invaluable combination of skills, having worked in financial analysis for the dairy industry at the University level and in production. She is a graduate of Kansas State’s Master of Agribusiness program and holds a bachelor’s in Animal Science from Cornell University. Beyond her work with 2020, Ashley is an adjunct instructor and enjoys spending time gardening.

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Whitney Cobb

Whitney Cobb is an Accounting Specialist with 2020 Consulting. She grew up in Central New York on her family’s beef farm and studied Business at Cazenovia College. Prior to joining 2020 she worked in higher education finance for four years, and brings her experience in accounting, financial reporting, and budget planning to the team. In her free time, it’s likely Whitney is either in the saddle or enjoying time with her family, friends, and dogs

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Emily McGowty

Emily McGowty is an Accounting Specialist with 2020 Consulting. She grew up in Rotterdam, NY where her passion for agriculture led her to an Associate Degree in Equine Science and Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business Development from State University of New York at Morrisville. In her free time, Emily enjoys riding horses and spending time with friends and family.

Kendall Cross

Kendall joins 2020 Consulting as a passionate and motivated Business Advisor and Project Manager, who specializes in the ag labor sector, on-farm human resources, and business development. She has a passion for the people that advance the ag industry and promotes business and team development from within. She holds undergraduate degrees in Industrial and Labor Relations and Agribusiness Management from Cornell University, and is currently pursuing a Master in Agricultural Economics from Purdue and MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. She is currently finishing her thesis on technological opportunities within hay production, where she is applying her affinity for research with her passion for equine nutrition. She has experience as an ag labor consultant, an analyst for a large finance corporation, and a project manager within the distribution sector. Kendall grew up on an equine operation in Central Oklahoma, and carries on the tradition today riding and showing Quarter Horses. In her spare time, Kendall can be found on the back of a horse, whether it be chasing cattle and opening gates in Southwest Oklahoma, or in the show pen at a horse show. 

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