E. Hope “Hopie” Brooks has joined Staple Cotton Cooperative Association (Staplcotn) as Director of Export Sales, based out of the company headquarters in Greenwood, MS.
Brooks, a 1984 graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in agricultural economics, began his cotton career in January 1985 with Hohenberg Bros. Company, now known as Cargill Cotton. During his 33-year career with the company, he held several positions in the company, including international sales. He retired from Cargill in 2017 as Senior Merchandising and Trading Manager.
“We are fortunate to have Hopie join us,” remarked Hank Reichle, executive vice president of Staplcotn. “Someone with his depth of experience in the world of cotton marketing doesn’t come along every day. He’s a really good fit for us, and we have no doubt that he will be a valuable asset to Staplcotn and our customers.”
Brooks has served on the boards of the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International, where he acted as treasurer. He is immediate past chairman of the American Cotton Shippers Association (ASCA) and a former president of the Memphis Cotton Exchange.
Source – Staplcotn