Officers, Board of Directors & Staff

Officers, Board of Directors & Staff


President: Ricky Hartley, Golden Peanut & Tree Nut, Inc.

Past President: Kevin Calhoun, Birdsong Peanuts, Inc.

1st Vice President: Ken Morrow, The Turfgrass Group, Inc.

2nd Vice President: John Raley, R&R Seed Farms, Inc.


John Bowen, John Bowen Turf Company

Chad Chandler, McCleskey Mills, Inc.

Ben Copeland, Jr., Super Sod / Patten Seed

Larry Cunningham, R.L. Cunningham & Sons, Inc.

Blake Fleeman, Georgia Seed Development

Jutt Howard, North Georgia Turf

Reed Rogers, Golden Peanut & Tree Nut, Inc.

Blake Shepard, Plantation Seed Conditioners, Inc.

Terry Hollifield, Executive Director (


Certification Program Manager: Billy Skaggs (

Organic Program Manager: Johnny Luke (

Food Safety Manager: Terry Crane (

GCIA Inspector (Field & Plant): Thomas Kessler

GCIA Inspector (Field & Plant): Chase Crawford  (

GCIA Inspector (Field & Plant): Sean Cunard (

Director of Operations: Marie Sidwell (

Organic Program Assistant: Jeanne Gonzales (

Seed Certification Administrative Assistant: Joy Cooper (

Turfgrass Administrative Assistant: Becki Hicks (

Outside Services Program Assistant: Billie Dunn (