Adams Elected 2007 Cotton Council International President

Michael M. Adams, a Greenwood, MS, cotton cooperative official, will serve as 2007 president of Cotton Council International.

February 2, 2007
Contact: Marjory Walker
(901) 274-9030

AUSTIN, TX - Michael M. Adams, a Greenwood, MS, cotton cooperative official, will serve as 2007 president of Cotton Council International (CCI).  He was elected during CCI’s board of directors meeting here today and succeeds David L. Burns, a Laurel Hill, NC, producer who becomes CCI board chairman.

Adams has served as director of Export Sales for Staple Cotton Cooperative Association (Staplcotn) since 1986 when he joined the firm. He has responsibility for international cotton sales outside North America. A delegate to the National Cotton Council (NCC), he also is a graduate of the NCC’s Cotton Leadership Program. Adams is a graduate of California State University at Fresno.

Other CCI officers elected for 2007 are: first vice president Robert S. Weil, II, merchant from Montgomery, AL; second vice president Clyde T. Sharp, producer, Roll, AZ; and treasurer Wallace L. Darneille, cooperative, Lubbock, TX. Mark D. Lange of Memphis, TN, was re-elected secretary and Allen A. Terhaar of Washington, DC, was re-elected assistant secretary.

CCI elected five new directors for 2007: Donald J. Cameron, producer, Helm, CA; Dahlen K. Hancock, producer, New Home, TX; Jack Dailey, producer, Ft. Necessity, LA; Clark Carter, ginner, Rolling Fork, MS; and Gerald C. Marshall, merchant, Cordova, TN.

Re-elected directors include: PRODUCERS -  Cliett A. Lowman, III, Kingsville, TX; Ted D. Sheely, Lemoore, CA; Jimmy Webb, Leary, GA; and Richard Kelley, Burlison, TN; GINNERS - Thomas S. “Sid” Brough, Edroy, TX; MERCHANTS – Dale Grounds, Dallas, TX; Adolph Weil, III, Montgomery, AL; G.W. “Bill” Winburne, Phoenix, AZ; and Manfred Schiefer, merchant, Lubbock, TX; COOPERATIVES - John Burch, Bakersfield, CA; David L. Hand, El Paso, TX; and Lonnie D. Winters, Lubbock, TX;  COTTONSEED PROCESSORS/DEALERS: Gail Kring, Lubbock, TX; WAREHOUSEMEN - Vance C. Shoaf, Milan, TN; and MANUFACTURERS - Owen J. “Trey” Hodges, III, Columbus, GA and Harding Stowe, manufacturer, Belmont, NC.

Cotton Council International is the National Cotton Council’s export promotions arm and carries out programs in more than 50 countries globally under the COTTON USA trademark.