Past Summits

World-class speakers, cutting edge information, and the opportunity to “Strengthen Enduring Partnerships” have been vital elements of the Sourcing USA Summit since its inception in 1999.

Dr. Gary M. Adams
Vice President of Economic and Policy Analysis,
National Cotton Council of America

Darryl W. Earnest
Deputy Administrator, USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Program

Kevin Latner
Executive Directory, Cotton Council International

J. Michael "Mike" Quinn
President & CEO, Cotton Growers Cooperative

Dwayne Alford
President, National Cotton Ginners Association
General Manager/Vice President, YUCO Gin Inc. II

Eduardo L. Esteve, Jr.
President, ECOM USA, Inc.

Ron Lawson
President & CEO, Steadfast Futures & Options/LOGIC Advisors

Hank Reichle
Vice President of Export Sales and Market Administration, Staplcotn

Hibbie Barrier
Director, Avondale Futures Group

Dr. Michael T. Fralix
President and CEO, [TC]2

Jordan Lea
President, Cotton Council International

Professor Jeffrey Rosenweig
Director of the Global Perspectives Program at Goizueta Business School of Emory University

Richard A. Brock
President, Brock Associates

Thomas A. Glaser
Vice President, VF Corporation and President - Supply Chain

Drew Lerner
Senior Agricultural Meteorologist
President & Founder, World Weather, Inc.

Steven Sare
Chief Merchandising Officer, UNIQLO USA
Senior Vice President, Fast Retailing Group

E. Hope "Hopie" Brooks
Senior Cash Merchant/World Sales Team Leader, Cargill Cotton

David Hightower
Founding Principal, The Hightower Report

Jerry Marshall
Owner, The Yiyang Company

Cristina Solimè
Business Development & Strategic Sourcing, Zucchi Group

Wallace L. "Wally" Darneille
Chairman, National Cotton Council of America
President & CEO, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

Roger E. Insley
President, Custom Technical Solutions LLC

Larry R. McClendon
Past Chairman, National Cotton Council of America
President, Soudan Farms, Marianna, Arkansas

J. Berrye Worsham
President & CEO, Cotton IncorpTorated

James F. "Jimmy" Dodson
Former Chairman, National Cotton Council of America

Phil Karsting
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Joe Nicosia
CEO, Allenberg Cotton Co.
Executive Vice President, Louis Dreyfus Commodities

Anees Khawaja
Director, Mahmood Group of Industries (Pakistan)

Kaihan Krippendorff
Business Strategist, Best-Selling Author, and Consultant

Leon Picon
Cotton Purchasing Director, Orta Anadolu (Turkey)

Dr. Gary M. Adams
Vice President of Economic and Policy Analysis,
National Cotton Council of America

Marshal Cohen
Chief Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, Inc.

Adolfo Kalach Mizrahi
Vice President, Manufacturas Kaltex, S.A. de C.V., Mexico

J. Michael "Mike" Quinn
President & CEO, Cotton Growers Cooperative

John Baffes
Senior Economist, World Bank

Chuck Coley
Chairman, National Cotton Council of America

Ron Lawson
President & CEO, Steadfast Futures & Options/LOGIC Advisors

Doug Rushing
Director, Global Industry Affairs, Monsanto Company

David C. Brandon, Jr.
SVP Wealth Management, Futures Specialist, and Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Wallace L. "Wally" Darneille
President & CEO, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

Jordan Lea
Chairman, Eastern Trading Company, Inc.

Craig Solberg
Sr. Meteorologist, Freese-Notis Weather

Richard Brock
President, Brock Associates

Darryl W. Earnest
Deputy Administrator, USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Program

Jerry Marshall
Owner, The Yiyang Company

Allen A. Terhaar
Senior Advisor, Cotton Council International

Christian Callieri
Principal, Consumer and Retail Practice, A.T. Kearney

Antonio Esteve
CEO, Ecom Cotton Group and Immediate Past President, International Cotton Association

Peter McGrath
Founder, McGrath International, LLC

James L. "Jimmy" Webb
President, Cotton Council International and Managing Partner, Harvey Jordan Farms

Dr. John Cheh
Vice Chairman and CEO, Esquel Group

Bowen Flowers
Partner, Omega Plantations

Cannon Michael
Vice President, Bowles Farming Company

Luke Williams
Professor of Innovation and Design, New York University Stern School of Business; Fellow, Frog Design

Steven S.C. Chen
Chairman, Tah Tong Textile, Co., Ltd., Taiwan

Dr. Michael T. Fralix
President and CEO, [TC]²

Jarral Neeper
President & CEO, Calcot Ltd.

Mr. J. Berrye Worsham
President & CEO, Cotton Incorporated

Ricky Clarke
Chairman, American Cotton Shippers Association and Regional Merchant for Cargill

Dahlen Hancock
Owner, DK & J Farms

Joe Nicosia
Executive Vice President, Louis Dreyfus Commodities

Ron Insana
Senior Analyst, CNBC and Financial Industry Expert

Besim Özek
Purchasing Manager, Bossa, Turkey

Matin Chowdhury
Managing Director, Malek Spinning Mills, Ltd., Bangladesh

Dr. Gary M. Adams
Vice President of Economic and Policy Analysis, National Cotton Council of America

Mr. Aamir Akhtar
CEO Lifestyle Fabrics (Denims), Arvind Ltd.

Mr. Meredith Allen
President & CEO, Staplcotn

Mr. Dwight Anderson
Managing Partner, Ospraie Management, LLC

Mr. John Anderson
President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.

Mr. John D. Brewer
Administrator, USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Mr. Kurt Cavano
Chairman and CEO, TradeCard

Mr. Wallace L. (Wally) Darneille
President, Cotton Council International

Mr. Joe Dixon
Senior Vice President Production & Technical Services, Brooks Brothers

Mr. James F. (Jimmy) Dodson
President, Dodson Farms, Inc.

Dr. Michael T. Fralix
President and CEO, [TC]²

Mr. Kirk Gilkey
President, National Cotton Ginners' Association

Mr. Jon W. (Jay) Hardwick
Vice Chairman, Cotton Incorporated
Former Chairman, National Cotton Council of America

Mr. David Hasanat
Chairman & CEO, Viyellatex Group

Ms. Julia K. Hughes
President, International Development Systems

Mr. Colin Iles
Global Trading Manager, Cargill Cotton

Mr. Jordan Lea
Chairman, Eastern Trading Company

Mr. Alfonso Juan Ayub
President, Turbo Yarn

Dr. Marty D. Matlock
Area Director, Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability;
Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas

Mr. Nezih Nakiboglu
Cotton Department Manager, Sanko Tekstil

Mr. Joe Nicosia
CEO, Allenberg Cotton Co.

Mr. J. Michael (Mike) Quinn
President & CEO, Cotton Growers Cooperative

Dr. Marci Rossell
Former CNBC Chief Economist and Co-Host of SQUAWK BOX

Mr. Doug Rushing
Vice President, Global Industry Affairs, Monsanto Company

Mr. Clyde Sharp
Chairman, Cotton Council International

Mr. Eddie Smith
Chairman, National Cotton Council of America

Mr. Allen A. Terhaar
Executive Director, Cotton Council International

Mr. Jack Uldrich
President, The NanoVeritas Group

Mr. James L. (Jimmy) Webb
Producer and Managing Partner, Harvey Jordan Farms Partnership

Mr. Andrew Whale
Clothing Technology Manager, Sainsbury's

Mr. Lonnie Winters
V.P. Marketing, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

Mr. J. Berrye Worsham
President and CEO, Cotton Incorporated

Dr. Gordon Yen
Executive Director, Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited

Mr. Thomas Yeung
Director, Thai Alliance Textile, Co., Ltd.

Dr. Gary Adams
Vice-President of Economic and Policy Analysis, National Cotton Council of America

Mr. Aamir Akhtar
Sales & Marketing, The Arvind Mills, Ltd.

Mr. Monty Christian
Director of Cotton Technology & Fiber Business, Bayer CropScience

Dr. Allen Dennis
Economist, World Bank

Dr. Wallace L. Darneille
President and CEO, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

Dr. Jane K. Dever
Associate Professor - Cotton Breeding Texas AgriLife Research - Lubbock Texas A&M System

Dr. Michael T. Fralix
President and CEO, [TC]2

Mr. Brian Francois
Business Manager for Active Textiles, Cognis Corporation

Mr. Alfonso Hernandez
CEO, The Argus Group

Professor Jeffrey E. Garten
Juan Trippe Prof of Int'l Trade, Finance & Business, Yale School of Mgt, Chmn of Garten Rothkopf; Former Dean of Yale School of Mgt

Mr. Michael Kobori
Vice-President, Supply Chain Social and Environmental Sustainability, Levi Strauss & Co.

Mr. Mark Lange
President and CEO, National Cotton Council of America

Mr. Larry McClendon
Chairman, National Cotton Council of America

Mr. Mustafa Mente
Deputy General Director, HEY Tekstil A.S.

Mr. John D. Mitchell
Vice President and Senior Merchant, Cargill Cotton

Mr. Erik R. Peterson
Senior VP, Center for Strategic & Int'l Studies Director, Global Strategy Institute William A. Schreyer Chain in Global Analysis

Mr. Anthony Pralle
Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

David Pumphrey
Deputy Director & Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dr. John Purcell
Cotton Technology Lead, Monsanto

Mr. Clyde T. Sharp
Partner, Lyreedale Farms

Ms. Christine Solime
Zucchi

Todd Staples
Commissioner of Agriculture for Texas

Mr. Bruce Stokes
National Journal International Economics Columnist; Fellow, German Marshall Fund; Fellow, Pew Research Center

Dr. Allen A. Terhaar
Executive Director, Cotton Council International

Mr. Pat-Nie Woo
Director, Central Textiles (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Mr. Robert S. Weil, II
President, Cotton Council International

Mr. J. Berrye Worsham
President and CEO, Cotton Incorporated