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APC Announces 2020 Election Results


Logo for the American Pecans marketing brand. It reads: American Pecans: The Original Supernut. The brand is headed by the American Pecan Council, which is made up of industry members elected by pecan growers.
The American Pecan Council (APC) announced the results for its 2020 Election on the evening of Sept. 1 via an emailed memo. This election marks the first since the start of the Federal Marketing Order. As required by the Order, all Council positions were up for nomination and election.

Following the guidelines set forth by the Federal Marketing Order, future elections will be held every two years for half of the Council. In other words, half of the Council positions will be up for election in 2022, while the other half will face election in 2024.

“A special thank you for those that ran for office, and congratulations to those that have been selected to serve on the American Pecan Council,” APC Executive Director Alexander Ott wrote in the memo. “We will be holding a Council meeting with the new Council on Oct. 1, 2020. The purpose of the meeting will be to nominate members for the accumulator and public member positions. Additionally, nominations will be accepted for Council vacancy positions and nominations and selection of officers.”

The results for the APC’s 2020 Election can be found below:

Eastern Region Growers

Seat Member Alternate Term Ending
1 Trent Mason (GA) Angie Ellis (GA) 2024
2 Buck Paulk (GA) Brent Brinkley (GA) 2022
3 Lenny Wells (GA) John D. Taylor (NC) 2022

Central Region Growers

Seat Member Alternate Term Ending
1 Shannon F. Ivey (TX) Lalo Medina (TX) 2024
2 Mike Adams (TX) Mike Spradling (OK) 2022
3 Larry D. Womack (TX) Billy Scott Landgraf (OK) 2024

Western Region Growers

Seat Member Alternate Term Ending
1 Louis J. Salopek (NM) Kortney Chase (NM) 2024
2 Leslie L. Daviet II (NM) Frank Paul Salopek (NM) 2022
3 Phillip Arnold (NM) John L. Heuler (CA) 2024

Eastern Region Shellers

Seat Member Alternate Term Ending
1 Jeff Worn (GA) Vacancy 2024
2 Lawrence B. Willson (GA) Vacancy 2022

Central Region Shellers

Seat Member Alternate Term Ending
1 Daniel J. Zedan (TX) Vacancy 2024
2 Dan York (AR) Vacancy 2022

Western Region Shellers

Seat Member Alternate Term Ending
1 Deborah E. Walden-Ralls (AZ) Bruce Caris (AZ) 2024
2 Blake Houston (CA) Sonja Roeder (NM) 2022

Accumulator

Seat Member Alternate Term Ending
1 To be nominated To be nominated 2024

Public Member

Seat Member Alternate Term Ending
1 To be nominated To be nominated 2024

 

Any questions can be directed to the American Pecan Council’s office. The next Council meeting will be held on Oct. 1, 2020, with more details to be announced.