Speakers

World-class speakers will actively engage the Summit audience in a dialogue on important cotton industry topics. Speakers and panelists will offer unique perspectives from each segment of the global cotton supply chain.

Bruce Atherley

Bruce Atherley

Executive Director, Cotton Council International

Trabue Bland

Trabue Bland

President, ICE Futures U.S.

Kevin Brinkley

Kevin Brinkley

President & CEO, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

E. Hope “Hopie” Brooks

E. Hope “Hopie” Brooks

Senior Cash Merchant/Sales Team Leader, Cargill Cotton

Dr. Jody Campiche

Dr. Jody Campiche

Vice President, Economics & Policy Analysis, National Cotton Council

Johnny

Johnny "Cupcakes" Earle

Founder and CEO, Johnny Cupcakes

Darryl W. Earnest

Darryl W. Earnest

Deputy Administrator,
USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Program

Jonathan Fee

Jonathan Fee

Partner, Alston & Bird

Kent D. Fountain

Kent D. Fountain

Southeastern Gin, Inc.
Chairman, National Cotton Council Quality Task Force

Dr. Michael T. Fralix

Dr. Michael T. Fralix

President and CEO, [TC]²

Kater Hake

Kater Hake

Vice President of Agricultural and Environmental Research, Cotton Incorporated

Dahlen Hancock

Dahlen Hancock

Chairman, Cotton Council International
Owner, DK & J Farms

Dr. Peter J. Hauser

Dr. Peter J. Hauser

Professor and Interim Head,
Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science Department, North Carolina State University

Alex Hsu

Alex Hsu

Managing Director, Formosa Trading Co. Ltd.

Zachary Karabell

Zachary Karabell

Authority on the Global Economy and Politics and Author of The Leading Indicators

Thomas Kuettel

Thomas Kuettel

President & CEO, Rieter America LLC

Jordan Lea

Jordan Lea

Chairman, Eastern Trading Company, Inc.

Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner

Tech Entrepreneur, Hyper-Growth Leader and Best-Selling Author

Serge Lochner

Serge Lochner

Chairman, Aklo

Keith T. Lucas

Keith T. Lucas

President, Cotton Council International
Vice President Marketing, Cotton Growers Cooperative

Jerry Marshall

Jerry Marshall

Owner, The Yiyang Company

Joe Nicosia

Joe Nicosia

Executive Vice President, Louis Dreyfus Company

Jarral T. Neeper

Jarral T. Neeper

President & CEO, Calcot, Ltd.

Despina Papadopoulos

Despina Papadopoulos

Founder, Principled Design

J. Michael “Mike” Quinn

J. Michael “Mike” Quinn

President & CEO, Cotton Growers Cooperative

Henry N. “Hank” Reichle, Jr.

Henry N. “Hank” Reichle, Jr.

Vice President, Marketing, Staplcotn

Shane Stephens

Shane Stephens

Chairman, National Cotton Council

Crawford Tatum

Crawford Tatum

Global Manager, COFCO Agri

R. Michael Tyndall

R. Michael Tyndall

Vice President, Product Development and Implementation, Cotton Incorporated

Michael D. Watson

Michael D. Watson

Vice President of Fiber Competition, Cotton Incorporated

J. Berrye Worsham

J. Berrye Worsham

President & CEO, Cotton Incorporated