Past Summits

World-class speakers and cutting-edge information about Innovation, Quality and Sustainability have been vital elements of the Sourcing USA Summit since its inception in 1999.

Bruce Atherley
Executive Director, Cotton Council International

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

Jordan Lea
Chairman, Eastern Trading Company, Inc.

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

Trabue Bland
President, ICE Futures U.S.

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

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

Henry N. “Hank” Reichle, Jr.
Vice President, Marketing, Staplcotn

Kevin Brinkley
President & CEO,
Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

Kater Hake
Vice President of Agricultural and Environmental Research, Cotton Incorporated

Serge Lochner
Chairman, Aklo

Shane Stephens
Chairman, National Cotton Council

E. Hope “Hopie” Brooks
Senior Cash Merchant/ Sales Team Leader, Cargill Cotton

Dahlen Hancock
Chairman, Cotton Council International
Owner, DK & J Farms

Keith T. Lucas
President, Cotton Council International
Vice President Marketing, Cotton Growers Cooperative

Crawford Tatum
Global Manager, COFCO Agri

Dr. Jody Campiche
Vice President, Economics & Policy Analysis,
National Cotton Council

Dr. Peter J. Hauser
Founding Principal, The Hightower Report

Joe Nicosia
Executive Vice President, Louis Dreyfus Companys

R. Michael Tyndall
Vice President, Product Development and Implementation, Cotton Incorporated

Johnny "Cupcakes" Earle
Founder and CEO, Johnny Cupcakes

Alex Hsu
Managing Director, Formosa Trading Co. Ltd.

Jarral T. Neeper
President & CEO, Calcot, Ltd.

Michael D. Watson
Vice President of Fiber Competition,
Cotton Incorporated

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

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

Despina Papadopoulos
Founder, Principled Design

J. Berrye Worsham
President & CEO, Cotton Incorporated

Jonathan Fee
Partner, Alston & Bird

Thomas Kuettel
President & CEO, Rieter America LLC

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.