Board of Directors

National FFA Organization Board of Directors

The National FFA Board of Directors is the governing body of the National FFA Organization. Serving on the board are state supervisors of agricultural education, state FFA executive secretaries, university teacher educators, secondary agriculture teachers and leaders from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education in the U.S. Department of Education.

National FFA Advisor, Board Chair

Steve A. Brown, Ed.D.
Education Program Specialist, OVAE
U.S. Dept. of Education
1410 King Street, Ste 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
Work: 703-838-5882
U.S. Dept. of Ed. Work: 202-245-6078
Fax: 703-838-5888
Mobile: 317-518-7581
E-mail:  sbrown@ffa.org

National FFA Executive Secretary

Sherene R. Donaldson
Education Program Specialist, OVAE
U.S. Dept. of Education
1410 King Street, Ste 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
Work: 703-838-5881
U.S. Dept. of Ed. Work: 202-245-6071
Fax: 703-838-5888
Mobile: 317-408-1338
E-mail:  sdonaldson@ffa.org

National FFA Treasurer

Marion D. Fletcher
Program Manager - Agricultural Education
Three Capitol Mall, Room 501
Little Rock, AR 72201-1083
Work: 501-682-2561
Fax: 501-682-1268
Mobile: 501-626-7502
E-mail: marion.fletcher@arkansas.gov

State Supervisor – Central Region

Mike WomochilTerm 7/13 - 6/16 Program Director
Agriculture, Natural Resources & Energy
Colorado Community College System
9101 E Lowry Blvd
Denver, CO 80230-6011
Work: 720-858-2808
Fax: 720-858-2544
Mobile: 317-750-1677
E-mail: michael.womochil@cccs.edu

U.S. Dept. of Education – Teacher

William “Bill” Davenport Term 7/13 - 6/16 Agriscience Instructor/FFA Advisor
Nonnewaug High School
5 Minortown Road
Woodbury, CT 06798
Work: 203-266-4038
Fax: 203-263-5495
Mobile: 860-459-6753
E-mail: bdavenport@ctreg14.org

State Supervisor – Southern Region

John "Chip" BridgesTerm 7/11 – 6/14 Program Manager, Agricultural Education
Georgia Department of Education
1752 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
Work: 404-657-8311
Fax: 770-344-4411
E-mail: jbridges@doe.k12.ga.us

U.S. Dept. of Education – Agribusiness

Matthew F. GonzalesTerm 7/10 - 6/14 Director - Compensation, Benefits & HRIS
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
19001 S. Western Ave. HQ 18
Torrance, CA 90509
Work: 310-468-3110
Fax: 310-381-4586
Mobile: 310-990-7181
E-mail: Matthew_Gonzales@Toyota.com

State Supervisor – Western Region

Les PurcellaTerm 7/12 - 6/15 Agricultural Education Management Director
State FFA Advisor
New Mexico State University
Dept. 3501, Neale Hall, Room 106
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Work: 575-646-3307
Fax: 916-319-0166
Mobile: 575-644-7987
E-mail: purcella@nmsu.edu

U.S. Dept. of Education – Executive Secretary

Erin NobleTerm 7/11 – 6/14 State FFA Executive Secretary
Office of Agricultural Education
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
PO Box 330, Room 204
369 S. Warren St.
Trenton, NJ 08625-0330
Work: 609-984-4380
Fax: 609-633-2421
Mobile: 609-290-3212
E-mail: erin.noble@ag.state.nj.us

State Supervisor – Eastern Region

Randy Showerman, Ph.D.Term 7/12 - 6/15 AFNR Ed State Supervisor & FFA Advisor
Michigan Department of Education
Director, Institute of Agricultural Technology
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
302 Natural Resources Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-2222
Work: 517-353-3562
Mobile: 517-974-6904
Fax: 517-423-5632
E-mail: showerma@msu.edu

U.S. Dept. of Education – Teacher Educator

Tracy Kitchel, Ph.D.Term 7/12 – 6/15 Associate Professor
& Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Agricultural Education
University of Missouri
126 Gentry Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Work: 573-884-7376
Mobile: 859-684-4905
E-mail: kitcheltj@missouri.edu

National FFA Treasurer-Elect

Nancy J. TrivetteTerm begins 1/15 Program Leader
& Agricultural Education/State FFA Advisor
Office of Agricultural Education
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 330, Room 204, 369 S. Warren St.
Trenton, NJ 08625-0330
Work: 609-984-4956
Fax: 609-633-2421
Mobile: 609-775-8909
E-mail: nancy.trivette@ag.state.nj.us



Stakeholder Representatives

AAAE

NAAE – Past President

Andrew Baker, Ph.D.Term 1/13 – 12/14
Professor Ag Education
Western Illinois University
Knoblauch Hall B21
Macomb, IL 61455
Work Phone: 309-298-1246
E-mail: AJ-Baker@wiu.edu

Farrah JohnsonTerm 1/12 – 12/14
Agriscience Instructor
Deltona High School
100 Wolf Pack Run
Deltona, FL 32725
Work Phone: 386-575-4153 (ext. 44081) Mobile Phone: 386-804-1260
E-mail: fljohnso@volusia.k12.fl.us

AAAE

NAAE – President

Scott Burris, Ph.D.Term 1/13 – 12/15
Associate Professor
Texas Tech University
Box 42131
Lubbock, TX 79409
Work: 806-742-2816
Fax: 806-742-2880
E-mail: Scott.burris@ttu.edu

Kevin StacyTerm 1/12 – 12/15
President-Elect
Oklahoma Union School
Rt. 1 Box 377-7
South Coffeyville, OK 74072
Work Phone: 918-255-6555, ext. 23
Mobile Phone: 918-273-8087
E-mail: kstacy@okunion.k12.ok.us

AAAE

NAAE – President-Elect

Nick Brown, Ph.D.Term 1/14 – 12/16
Evaluator and Instructor
Ag. Education, Communications and Leadership
460 Agricultural Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
Work Phone: (405) 744-0999
Fax: (405) 744-5176
Mobile Phone: (918) 534-7428
Email: nick.brown@okstate.edu

Charlie SappingtonTerm 1/14 – 12/16
President-Elect/Agriculture Educator
Cumberland High School
1496 IL Rte. 121 Toledo, IL 62468
Work Phone: 217) 923-3133
Home: (217) 849-3440
Mobile Phone: (217) 259-9390
Fax: (217) 923-5514
Email: csappington@cumberland.k12.il.us

MANRRS

MANRRS

Curtis D. White, Sr., Ph.D.Term 1/14 – 12/16
Treasurer (Retired Ag Educator-Clemson University)
MANRRS-Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Related Sciences
109 Brookwood Drive
Seneca, SC 29678
Home: 864-882-6577
Mobile Phone: 864-650-8427
Email: cdwhite@clemson.edu

Alvin Larke, Jr., Ph.D.Term 1/13 – 12/15
ACE Fellow and Professor
Dept. of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communications
Texas A&M University
600 John Kimbrough Blvd., Room 245
College Station, TX 77843-2116
Work: 979-862-3008
E-mail: a-larke@tamu.edu

National FFA Alumni – President

National FFA Alumni – President-Elect

Jim McCrayTerm 10/12 – 10/15
President
604 N. 1600 East Road
Claytonville, IL 60926
Home Phone: 815-457-2009
Mobile Phone: 815-258-4011
Email: mcpridebuilders@gmail.com

Dan ClassenTerm 1/14 – 12/16
President-Elect
4859 525th Ave.
West Bend, Iowa 50597
Home Phone: 515-887-3852
Cell Phone: 712-358-1512
Email: dclassen@gmail.com

National FFA Alumni – Past President

NASDCTEc – State Director

Anita SchneiderTerm 10/11 – 10/14
Past President
National FFA Alumni Association
25063 283 Highway
WaKenney, KS 67672
Work Phone: 785-743-2668
Mobile Phone: 785-769-4452
E-mail: schneid2@ruraltel.net

Jean MasseyTerm 4/13 – 6/16
Associate State Superintendent
Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Workforce Development Central High School Building
359 North West Street
P.O. Box 771
Jackson MS 39205
Work Phone: 601- 359-3465
Fax: 601-359-6619
Mobile Phone:
E-mail: Jmassey@mde.k12.ms.us

National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees

  • John "Russ" Green, 2014 Chair
  • Elin Miller, 2015 Chair-Elect
  • Mark Timm, Past Chair
  • Jodi Monroe, Secretary
  • Marion Fletcher, Treasurer
  • Glenn Stith, Individual Giving Council Chair
  • Beth Bechdol, 2014 National FFA FDN Sponsors’ Board Chair
  • Cory Reed, 2015 National FFA FDN Sponsors’ Board Chair-Elect
  • Dwight Armstrong, Ph.D., CEO National FFA Foundation
  • Steve A. Brown, Ed.D., National FFA Advisor
  • Sherene Donaldson, National FFA Executive Secretary
  • Brian Walsh, National FFA President
  • Cheryl Zimmerman, NASAE FFA Executive Secretary Representative
  • Parker Bane, NAAE Teacher Representative
  • Greg Curlin, NAAE Teacher Representative
  • Bart Gill, Ph.D., AAAE Teacher Educator Representative
  • John Ricketts, Ph.D., AAAE Teacher Educator Representative
  • Jim McCray, National FFA Alumni Representative
  • Jacob Davis, NASAE State Supervisor Representative
  • Leon Busdieker, NASAE State Supervisor Representative
  • Maj. Gen. Arnold Fields, Sponsor/Donor Representative
  • Chuck Conner, At Large
  • Sara Wyant, At Large
  • Kip Tom, At Large