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

William Barksdale
President and Managing Director, Cargill

Wayne Boseman
President, Cotton Growers Cooperative

Trabue Bland
President, ICE Futures U.S.

Harry Broadman
CEO and Managing Partner, Proa Global Partners LLC, Director, Johns Hopkins' Council on Global Enterprise and Emerging Markets

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

Paul Bush
President and CEO, Calcot, Ltd.

Ron Craft
Chairman, National Cotton Council

Sadek Dossa
CEO, Dossa Cotton & General Trading (Pvt) Limited

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

Dr. Yehia Elmogahzy
President and Founder, El-Mogahzy Learning, LLC

Raymond Faus
CEO, Omnicotton, Inc.

Roger Gilmartin
Managing Director, TriBlend Consultants

Gregory Ibach
Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Marketing and Regulatory Programs

Mark King
Radical Leader, Innovation Champion, Culture Advocate, Provocateur, Executive Emeritus, adidas

Keith Lucas
Vice President of Marketing, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

Jerry Marshall
Owner, The Yiyang Company

Anja Manuel
Co-Founder and Principal, RiceHadleyGates, LLC

Joe Nicosia
Chief Executive Officer, Allenberg Cotton Co.

Coalter Paxton, III
Owner and President, Paxton Bonded Warehouse

Mark Pryor
Chairman and CEO, The Seam

Hank Reichle
President and CEO, Staplcotn

Ted Schneider
President, Cotton Council International

Ted Sheely
President, AzCal Management Company

Dr. Mike Shen
Vice President and Managing Director, Product Development and Implementation, Cotton Incorporated

Horace Wang
Senior Manager, Chinatop (Beijing) Trade Development Co. Ltd.

Azeez Syed
Senior Vice President & Regional Head, Olam Cotton

J. Berrye Worsham
President and Chief Executive Officer, Cotton Incorporated

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