NEW ORLEANS, LA – David Stanford, a cooperative official from Lubbock, TX, was elected president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2004.
He was named during CCI’s board meeting today at the National Cotton Council’s annual meeting here. CCI is the NCC’s export promotions arm.
Stanford, who is vice president of the Marketing Division at Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, also serves on the boards of the NCC, the American Cotton Exporters Association, the Texas International Cotton School and The Seam. He succeeds Robert A. Carson, Jr., a producer from Marks, MS. Carson becomes CCI board chairman, succeeding William B. Dunavant, III, a merchant from Memphis, TN.
Other CCI officers elected for 2004 are: first vice president Gary W. Taylor, merchant, Cordova, TN; second vice president David L. Burns, producer, Laurel Hill, NC; and treasurer Michael M. Adams, cooperative official from Greenwood, MS. 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 2004: David L. Hand, cooperative official, El Paso, TX; R. Dale Grounds, merchant, Richardson, TX; William G. Winburne, merchant, Phoenix, AZ; Mark D. Williams, producer, Farwell, TX; and Clyde T. Sharpe, producer from Yuma, AZ.
Re-elected directors include: 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; Eduardo L. Esteve, Jr., merchant, Dallas, TX; Rodger C. Glaspey, merchant, Fresno, CA; Adolph Weil, III, merchant, Montgomery, AL; Cliett A. Lowman, III, producer, Kingsville, TX; Larry R. McClendon, producer, Marianna, AR; Ted D. Sheely, producer, Lemoore, CA; Vance C. Shoaf, warehouseman, Milan, TN; Owen J. (Trey) Hodges, III, manufacturer from Columbus, GA; Lawrence E. Starrh, producer, Shafter, CA; James L. Webb, producer, Leary, GA; and Lonnie D. Winters, cooperative official, Lubbock, TX.