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.
Executive Director, Cotton Council International
President, ICE Futures U.S.
President & CEO, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association
E. Hope “Hopie” Brooks
Senior Cash Merchant/Sales Team Leader, Cargill Cotton
Dr. Jody Campiche
Vice President, Economics & Policy Analysis, National Cotton Council
Johnny "Cupcakes" Earle
Founder and CEO, Johnny Cupcakes
Darryl W. Earnest
USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Program
Partner, Alston & Bird
Kent D. Fountain
Southeastern Gin, Inc.
Chairman, National Cotton Council Quality Task Force
Dr. Michael T. Fralix
President and CEO, [TC]²
Vice President of Agricultural and Environmental Research, Cotton Incorporated
Chairman, Cotton Council International
Owner, DK & J Farms
Dr. Peter J. Hauser
Professor and Interim Head,
Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science Department, North Carolina State University
Managing Director, Formosa Trading Co. Ltd.
Authority on the Global Economy and Politics and Author of The Leading Indicators
President & CEO, Rieter America LLC
Chairman, Eastern Trading Company, Inc.
Tech Entrepreneur, Hyper-Growth Leader and Best-Selling Author
Keith T. Lucas
President, Cotton Council International
Vice President Marketing, Cotton Growers Cooperative
Owner, The Yiyang Company
Executive Vice President, Louis Dreyfus Company
Jarral T. Neeper
President & CEO, Calcot, Ltd.
Founder, Principled Design
J. Michael “Mike” Quinn
President & CEO, Cotton Growers Cooperative
Henry N. “Hank” Reichle, Jr.
Vice President, Marketing, Staplcotn
Chairman, National Cotton Council
Global Manager, COFCO Agri
R. Michael Tyndall
Vice President, Product Development and Implementation, Cotton Incorporated
Michael D. Watson
Vice President of Fiber Competition, Cotton Incorporated
J. Berrye Worsham
President & CEO, Cotton Incorporated