Southeast well represented on NCC board

National Cotton Council directors for 2007 were announced at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas.

Elected to the NCC Board during segment caucuses were:

Producers — Sam R. Spruell, Mount Hope, Ala.; Bowen Flowers, Tunica, Miss.; Rickey L. Bearden, Plains, Texas; Donald J. Cameron, Helm, Calif.; and Jon W. “Jay” Hardwick, Newellton, La.

Ginners — H.Burt Rickenbaker Jr., Davis Station, S.C.; Sledge Taylor, Como, Miss.; Chris W. Breedlove, Olton, Texas; Stanley R. Creelman, Tulare, Calif.; and Van F. Murphy, Quitman, Ga.

Warehousemen — Donald A. Robinson, Garner, N.C.; Robert Snodgrass, Taylor, Texas; Fred A. Underwood, Lubbock, Texas; Rick Willis, Brownfield, Texas; and Jay T. Cowart, Altus, Okla.

Merchants — Andy Weil, III, Montgomery, Ala.; Dale Grounds, Richardson, Texas; Manfred Schiefer, Lubbock, Texas; Gary W. Taylor, Cordova, Tenn.; and G.W. Winburne, Phoenix, Ariz.

Cottonseed — Gary Conkling, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Bobby Crum, Harlingen, Texas; J. Scott Middleton, Jonestown, Miss; Robert L. Lacy, Jr., Lubbock, Texas; and Peter Schlee, Hamburg, N.Y.

Cooperatives — Meredith B. Allen, Greenwood, Miss.; Wallace L. Darneille, Lubbock, Texas; Jeffrey A. Thompson, Prattville, Ala.; Jarral Neeper, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Michael Quinn, Garner, N.C.

Manufacturers — Robert H. Chapman III, Inman, S.C.; W. Anderson D. Warlick, Gastonia, N.C.; Van A. May, Lubbock, Texas; Vernon C. Tyson, Jr., Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Malloy Evans, Cheraw, S.C.