Kody Bessent — Lubbock, Texas — Secretary/Treasurer
As the CEO of the Plains Cotton Grower, Kody plays a large roll in promoting the cotton industry on the high plains. Previously, he served as Vice President of Legislative Affairs for Texas Wheat Producers Board, Legislative Affairs Director for the High Plains Water District, and Vice President of Operations and Legislative Affairs for PCG. Kody is also a cotton producer in Lubbock and has been a strong advocate for the agriculture industry throughout his career.
Jimmy Clark — Lubbock, Texas — Executive Director
Jimmy is a familiar and respected force for agriculture in the Southwest Region. He served as district representative for Congressman Combest and as Deputy Chief of Staff for his successor Congressman Randy Neugebauer for 23 years. Jimmy understands the issues that are important to business and agriculture, and has dedicated a career to improving economic opportunity for the region. In addition to his life of public service, Jimmy has continued to build and improve a third generation family farming operation near Acuff, Texas.