Cotton Foundation Officers and Trustees



Mr. Neal Isbell
Muscle Shoals, AL
Chairman



Mr. Jon R. Whatley
Odem, TX
President

Dr. Gary Adams
Cordova, TN
Executive Vice President

Dr. Don Parker
Cordova, TN
Executive Director/Secretary

Dr. Douglas W. Rushing
Saint Louis, MO
Treasurer

Mr. Drew Davis
Cordova, TN
Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Dean Calvani
Carlsbad, NM
Producer Trustee

Mr. Philip F. Edwards III
Smithfield, VA
Producer Trustee

Mr. Sam B. Whitaker
Monticello, AR
Producer Trustee

Mr. Travis Becton
Des Moines, IA
Allied Industry Trustee

Mr. Eric Castner
Pauls Valley, OK
Allied Industry Trustee

Mr. Andrew Conner
Washington, DC
Allied Industry Trustee

Mr. Joseph Kelly Fenner
The Woodlands, TX
Allied Industry Trustee

Mrs. Macy O'Shaughnessy
Golden Valley, MN
Allied Industry Trustee

Mr. Matthew A. Rekeweg
Indianapolis, IN
Allied Industry Trustee

Mr. Jeffrey D. Smith
Fayetteville, GA
Allied Industry Trustee

Mr. Russell Sutton
Lubbock, TX
Allied Industry Trustee

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