NEW YORK – Justin R. Wheeler was appointed vice president and chief operating officer of Leucadia National Corp., the company announced on March 8. Leucadia National is majority owner of National Beef.

Wheeler, who has been with the company since 2000, has been a vice president of the company and president of Leucadia's Asset Management Group since 2006. He holds a Master's of Business Administration from Brigham Young Univ. and a B.A. in Finance and French from Utah State Univ.