Executive Committee - functions on behalf of the Board between meetings and makes decisions as needed providing leadership and guidance to the Board of Directors, etc.
Finance Committee – works with the Treasurer and Executive Director reviewing the association’s financial condition and providing recommendations to the Executive Committee and/or the Board as needed. The Executive Committee could also be designated to be the Finance Committee.
Members: Dan King
Nominating Committee – reviews open officer and director positions, submitting an annual report to the Board and membership for leadership vacancies that are open.
Members: Past Presidents
Promotion Committee – oversees the promotional activities of the association. Reviews with the Promotions Coordinator the planned activities of the coordinator each quarter and recommends programs and activities for GWA PROMOTIONS.
Rich Chastain, Vice President
Members/spouse: Jeannie Tucker
GWA Marketing Committee - responsible for marketing and communication of GWA programs and activities to the membership, industry and general public.
Members: Rusty Autry
Membership Committee - responsible for marketing and soliciting new members for GWA, and overseeing current member retention.
Members: Ricky Tucker Craig Mathis
Barry Plotnick Neal Kicklighter
Randy Ellis Johnny Veazey
Members: Ricky Jackson
Big Melon Contest Committee - responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Big Melon Contest.
Members: Jerry Albritton Greg Leger Bob Rawlins
Joey Faison Ben Mathis
Legislative Committee - responsible for monitoring and informing the Executive Committee/Board of state and federal legislation effecting GWA members.
Members: Don Wood
GDA and Grant Committee – responsible for overseeing and managing the GDA and other grants received by GWA.
Members: Charles Hall
Auction Loads Committee – responsible to solicit growers to donate loads and line up buyers to be at the auction to purchase the loads. The committee will monitor load delivery and follow up with any problems or concerns that may surface.
Leslie Bloebaum/Greg Leger
Members: Rich Chastain
Convention Committee – Committee oversees the GWA Annual convention with responsibilities to coordinate volunteers for registration, ticket takers, decorations, pageant, sponsors, golf tournament, etc.
Chair: Rusty Autry
Members – see 2009 Convention Committee List