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Board of Directors

Tobacco Associates Board of Directors is comprised of 16 members representing five flue-cured producing states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.  Each Board member is an active grower and is elected annually by delegates named to represent their state farm organizations. The Board sets the policy of the organization and governs staff implementation of its programs and activities.

David Hinnant
Chairman
Kenly, NC
Tobacco Growers Association
of North Carolina

Mark Wellons
Vice Chairman
Princeton, NC
North Carolina
Farm Bureau

Robert Spiers
Treasurer
Stony Creek, VA
Virginia Farm Organizations

Jerry Breland
Ruffin, SC
South Carolina Farm Organizations

Chance Callaway
Claxton, GA
Georgia Farm
Organizations

Jimmy Crews
Oxford, NC
Tobacco Growers Association
of North Carolina

Derek Day
Roxboro, NC
North Carolina
Farm Bureau

Damon Deas
Jennings, FL
Florida Farm
Organizations

John Isley
Reidsville, NC
North Carolina State Grange

Jay Jennings
Chase City, VA
Virginia Farm Organizations

Brent Leggett
Nashville, NC
Tobacco Growers Association
of North Carolina

Glenn Preddy
Franklinton, NC
North Carolina State Grange

Ben Teal
Patrick, SC
South Carolina
Farm Organizations

Jackie Thompson
Wake Forest, NC
North Carolina
Farm Bureau

Hester Vernon
Milton, NC
North Carolina
Farm Bureau

Tim Yarbrough
Prospect Hill, NC
Tobacco Growers Association
of North Carolina

Board Members
2020