National Cotton Council directors for 2009 were announced at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Elected to the NCC board during segment caucuses were:

Producers — Chuck Lee, Pembroke, Ga.; C.B. “Chuck” Coley, Vienna, Ga.; John H. Willis, Brownsville, Tenn.; James F. Dodson, Robstown, Texas; and Donald J. Cameron, Helm, Calif.

Ginners — Van F. Murphy, Quitman, Ga.; Sledge Taylor, Como, Miss.; Richard Kelley, Burlison, Tenn.; Chris W. Breedlove, Olton, Texas; and Stanley R. Creelman, Tulare, Calif.

Warehousemen — W. Coalter Paxton III, Wilson, N.C.; Robert Snodgrass, Taylor, Texas; Ron Harkey, Lubbock, Texas; Jay T. Cowart, Altus, Okla.; and Dane Jones, Bakersfield, Calif.

Merchants — T. Jordan Lea, Greenville, S.C.; John D. Mitchell, Cordova, Tenn.; Philip R. Bogel II, Dallas, Texas; Manfred Schiefer, Lubbock, Texas; and G.W. Winburne, Phoenix, Ariz.

Cottonseed — Sammy Wright, Tifton, Ga.; John C. Fricke, Pine Bluff, Ark.; John Chisum, Lubbock, Texas; Robert L. Lacy Jr., Lubbock, Texas; and Todd Parker, Fresno, Calif.

Cooperatives — Jeffrey A. Thompson, Prattville, Ala.; Michael Quinn, Garner, N.C.; Sterling P. Jones, Greenwood, Miss.; Wallace L. Darneille, Lubbock, Texas; and Paul E. Bush, Glendale, Ariz.

Manufacturers — Robert H. Chapman III, Inman, S.C.; W. Malloy Evans, Cheraw, S.C.; Werner Bieri, Jefferson, Ga.; Vernon C. Tyson Jr., Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Owen J. Hodges III, Columbus, Ga.