MEMPHIS, Tenn. — February 11, 2021 — Kent Fountain, a Surrency, Ga., ginner, was re-elected Nationwide Cotton Council (NCC) chairman for 2021 throughout the group’s digital annual assembly at present. Ted Schneider, a Lake Windfall, La., producer, was re-elected to the place of vice chairman for 2021.
A member of the NCC’s 2001-2002 Cotton Management Class, Fountain served as a NCC vice chairman from 2016-2018 and as a NCC director in 2011. He has served on a number of NCC committees, together with chairing its High quality Job Power, and served for 10 years as a director of Cotton Council Worldwide, the NCC’s export promotion arm.
Very lively within the Nationwide Cotton Ginners Affiliation, Fountain has held quite a few management positions together with serving as its president in 2012. He’s a previous president of the Southeastern Cotton Ginners Affiliation and at present serves as a director for Staplcotn and the Cotton Growers Warehouse Affiliation.
Fountain, who earned an Agricultural Economics diploma on the College of Georgia, is the president/CEO of Southeastern Gin and Peanut, Integrated in Surrency. The recipient of quite a few honors, he was named Southeastern Ginner of the 12 months in 2001 and obtained the Horace Hayden Nationwide Ginner of the 12 months Award in 2016. He and his spouse, Missi, stay in Screven, Ga., and have two sons.
Elected as a NCC vice chairman was Jay Cowart, an Altus, Okla., warehouser.
Re-elected as NCC vice presidents had been: Jordan Lea, a Greenville, S.C., service provider; Robin Perkins, a Sanford, N.C., textile producer; Kirk Gilkey, a Corcoran, Calif., ginner; and Kevin Brinkley, advertising and marketing cooperative govt; and Robert Lacy, Jr, cottonseed processor; each from Lubbock, Texas. Re-elected as secretary-treasurer is Barry Evans, a producer from Kress, Texas.
Re-elected as NCC employees officers had been: Gary Adams, president and chief govt officer; Marjory Walker, vice chairman, Council Operations; Jody Campiche, vice chairman, Economics and Coverage Evaluation; Reece Langley, vice chairman, Washington Operations; John Gibson, vice chairman, Member Companies; and Harrison Ashley, vice chairman, Ginner Companies.
Newly-elected NCC employees officers are: Don Parker, vice chairman, Technical Companies; and Tas Smith, vice chairman, Producer Affairs.
Posted February 16, 2021
Supply: Nationwide Cotton Council