The STAA Board of Directors is comprised of nine directors serving three-year terms. One-third of the directors are elected each year at the annual meeting from among the Association’s active members. No two directors can be representatives of the same active member.
Ex officio directors appointed for one-year terms. They are (1) the executive vice president of the Arizona Crop Improvement Association, (2) a representative of the College of Agriculture at the University of Arizona and (3) a representative of the Arizona Department of Agriculture. The immediate past president is an ex officio member if his or her term as a board member has expired during that year of service.
Officer elections are held at a special board meeting following director elections. A second vice president, a secretary and a treasurer are elected annually. The incumbent first vice president/president elect and second vice president are each elevated to the next position in the rotation.
The officers form an executive committee that conducts Association affairs between meetings of the full board.
Timothy Butcher, First Vice President
Priority Seed Production, LLC
PO Box 5176
Yuma, AZ 85366
Phone: 928-726-2996 Cell: (928)919-5901
Ray Drachenberg, Second Vice President
Monsanto – Deltapine
15790 S Hwy 87
Eloy, AZ 85131
Dean Wolfe, Past President
Barkley Seed, Inc.
P.O. Box 5540
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 928-782-2571 Cell: (928)246-9098
Justin Gillies, Secretary
Imperial Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
1101 S. McCullom
El Centro, CA 92243-3408
Fax: 760-353-1565, Cell 760-554-6979
Abed Anouti, Treasurer/Ex-Officio
Arizona Crop Improvement Association
2120 E. Allen Road
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-305-3586 Cell: (520) 429-1220
Bejo Seeds, Inc.
227 S. 2nd Avenue, Suite C
Yuma, AZ 85364 Cell: 928-246-7331
Sierra Seed Company
P.O Box 7120
Nogales, AZ 85628
Phone: (520)281-9420 Cell: (520)870-2326