MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The National Cotton Council directors for 2023 were announced at the NCC’s recent 2023 annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. Elected to the NCC Board during segment caucuses were:
Producers – David Dunlow, Gaston, N.C.; Patrick Johnson, Tunica, Miss.; Gary Martin, Firebaugh, Calif.; Nathan Reed, Marianna, Ark.; and Jon Whatley, Odem, Texas.
Ginners – Steve Sterling, Tuscumbia, Ala.; J. Bradley Williams, Burlison, Tenn.; Larry Black, Roscoe, Texas; Matt Toste, Cantua Creek, Calif.; and Gene Seale, Pima, Arizona.
Warehousers – Joseph Cain, Bakersfield, Calif.; Ray Doroff, Memphis, Tenn.; Joe Tillman, Cordova, Tenn.; Eric Wanjura, Lubbock, Texas; and Robert Swize, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Merchants – John C. King, III, Richardson, Texas; Ernie Schroeder, Bakersfield, Calif.; Azeez Syed, Richardson, Texas; Tommy Hayden and Krista Rickman, both of Cordova, Tennessee.
Cottonseed – Aaron Pena, Harlingen, Texas; Fred Serven, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Joe Gribble, Altus, Okla.; Amy Hopper, Overland Park, Kan.; and Robert Lacy, Lubbock, Texas.
Cooperatives – Reid Nichols, Altus, Okla.; Kevin Brinkley, Lubbock, Texas; Paul Bush, Glendale, Ariz.; Wayne Boseman, Garner, N.C.; and David Camp, Greenwood, Mississippi.
Manufacturers – Anderson Warlick and James Martin, both of Gastonia, N.C.; Mike Quinn, Sanford, N.C.; William Bowen, Jr., Inman, S.C.; and Marc Doyon, Salisbury, North Carolina.
As the unifying force of the U.S. cotton industry, the Memphis-based NCC brings together industry representatives from the 17 cotton-producing states to establish policies reflecting the common interests and promoting mutual benefits for its broad membership and ancillary industries. The NCC’s mission is ensuring the ability of all industry segments to compete effectively and profitably in the raw cotton, oilseed and U.S.-manufactured product markets at home and abroad.