North Carolina cotton producer and ginner BB Griffin was elected chairman of Cotton Incorporated during the Cotton Board/Cotton Incorporated joint board meeting in December in Savannah, Georgia.

“BB’s duel, first-hand knowledge of our industry as a producer and ginner, combined with his decades of experience in leadership positions, make him an excellent choice to be our Chairman,” states J. Berrye Worsham, president & CEO, Cotton Incorporated.

Serving as president of the North Carolina Cotton Producers Association from 2000-2001 and president of the Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association from 2004-2005, BB received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from North Carolina State University. He is co-owner of Griffin Farming Partnership and Woodville Supply Cotton Gin.

“Cotton is more than just a plant, it’s a lifestyle and BB embodies that lifestyle,” states David Parrish, CEO, North Carolina Cotton Producers Association.

Griffin will serve a two-year term.

“BB is one of the most positive and charismatic leaders in our industry. We will work diligently together to move Cotton Incorporated and the Cotton Research & Promotion Program forward on our path of continued success in 2014,” Worsham said.

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