National Cotton Council Names 2005 Directors

NCC directors for 2005 were elected at the NCC's annual meeting in Washington, DC.

January 31, 2005
Contact: Marjory Walker or T. Cotton Nelson
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WASHINGTON, DC - National Cotton Council directors for 2005 were announced here at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting.

Elected to the NCC Board during interest caucuses were:

Producers – Ronald C. Fleming, Scotland Neck, NC; Jon W. Hardwick, Newellton, LA; Rickey Bearden, Plains, TX; Wiley Murphy, Tucson, AZ;  and John E. Pucheu, Jr., Tranquility, CA.

Ginners – Burges U. Griffin, Jr, Lewiston, NC; William A. Guthrie, Newellton, LA; Sid Brough, Edroy, TX; Barbara L. Haralson, Safford, AZ; and Larry R. McClendon, Marianna, AR.

Warehousemen – Tommy Malin, Memphis, TN; Thomas W. Stallings, Funston, GA; Shane Stephens, Greenwood, MS; Wendell L. Tucker, Quanah, TX; Robert Weatherford, Corpus Christi, TX.

Merchants – W. B. Dunavant, III, Memphis, TN; Manfred Schiefer, Lubbock, TX; John D. Mitchell, Cordova, TN; Gary Taylor, Cordova, TN; and G.W. Winburne, Phoenix, AZ.

Cottonseed – Austin Rose, Abilene, TX; Bobby Crum, Harlingen, TX; Robert L. Lacy, Jr., Lubbock, TX; J. Gary Conkling, Oklahoma City, OK; and Sammy Wright, Tifton, GA.

Cooperatives – Meredith Allen, Greenwood, MS; David L. Hand, El Paso, TX; Jarral Neeper, Bakersfield, CA; Wallace L. Darneille, Lubbock, TX; and Jeffery A. Thompson, Prattville, AL.

Manufacturers – Roger W. Chastain, Greenville, SC; W. Duke Kimbrell, Gastonia, NC; Jerry D. Rowland, Winston-Salem, NC; D. Harding Stowe, Belmont, NC; and Van A. May, Lubbock, TX.