TAMPA, FL – Robert A. Carson, Jr., a producer from Marks, MS, was elected president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2003. He was named during CCI’s board meeting today at the National Cotton Council’s annual meeting. CCI is the Council’s export promotions arm.
He succeeds William B. Dunavant, III, a merchant from Memphis, TN. Dunavant becomes CCI board chairman, succeeding Hans G. Kretschmer, a cooperative official from El Paso, TX.
Other CCI officers elected for 2003 are: first vice president David Stanford, cooperative official, Lubbock, TX; second vice president Gary W. Taylor, merchant, Cordova, TN; and treasurer David L. Burns, producer, Laurel Hill, NC. Mark D. Lange of Memphis, TN, was elected secretary and Allen A. Terhaar of Washington, DC, was re-elected assistant secretary.
CCI elected five new directors for 2003: Owen J. (Trey) Hodges, III, a manufacturer from Columbus, GA; Gerald C. Marshall, a merchant from Cordova, TN; Lawrence E. Starrh, a producer from Shafter, CA; James L. Webb, a producer from Leary, GA; and Lonnie D. Winters, a cooperative official from Lubbock, TX.
Re-elected directors include: Michael M. Adams, cooperative official, Greenwood, MS; Robert W. Norris, cooperative official, Bakersfield, CA; Gail Kring, crusher, Lubbock, TX; Thomas S. (Sid) Brough, ginner, Edroy, TX; Robert W. Glassman, ginner, Fresno, CA; Jerry D. Rowland, manufacturer, Winston-Salem, NC; J. Walker Clarke, merchant, Columbia, SC; Eduardo L. Esteve, merchant, Dallas, TX; Rodger C. Glaspey, merchant, Fresno, CA; Adolph Weil, III, merchant, Montgomery, AL; Cliett A. Lowman, III, producer, Kingsville, TX; Bob E. Mayberry, producer, Lake Arthur, NM; Larry R. McClendon, producer, Marianna, AR; John E. Pucheu, Jr., producer, Tranquillity, CA; Ted D. Sheely, producer, Lemoore, CA; and Vance C. Shoaf, warehouseman, Milan, TN.