Election results in for 2014

One newcomer, two returning, and two continuing service on PURE Board

John Fair (left), who is President of Fair Oil Company and Propane Gas Systems, Inc. in Louisville, Mississippi, chats with District Sales Manager Graham Varn during the Fourth Quarter Board Meeting.  Fair has rejoined the PURE Co-op Board for 2014.

John Fair (left), who is President of Fair Oil Company and Propane Gas Systems, Inc. in Louisville, Mississippi, chats with District Sales Manager Graham Varn during the Fourth Quarter Board Meeting. Fair has rejoined the PURE Co-op Board for 2014.

While the election of PURE Board Members may not feature campaigning or advertising as seen among candidates for political office, the selection of the Co-op’s leadership – and those members willing to serve in leadership capacities – is important for the future of PURE, nonetheless.

Each year, five members on the 15-person PURE Co-op Board of Directors – one from each district in the organization – are elected to serve respective three-year terms. The five new members joining the Board for 2014 features the arrival of a newcomer, the return of two former board members, and the re-election of two who were already serving.

Phillip Drew, President of Drew Oil Company, Inc. in Cairo, Georgia, is a first-time member of the PURE Board, representing District 3.

John Fair, representing District 1, and Frank McNeill, representing District 2, rejoin the Board after serving the Co-op in this capacity previously. Fair served two consecutive terms on the Board when the Co-op first formed 20 years ago. He is President of Fair Oil Company and Propane Gas Systems, Inc. in Louisville, Mississippi. In addition to being a former Board Member, McNeill is a Past President of the Co-op, serving in this leadership role in 2008. He is President of McNeill Oil Company in Aberdeen, North Carolina.

The two Members of the 2014 Board who were re-elected to continue their service were Stephanie Hinton, representing District 4, and Tim Allen, representing District 5. Hinton, of Jim Hinton Oil Company, Inc. in Valdosta, Georgia and Live Oak, Florida, is serving her second term on the Board. Allen, who was the Co-op’s President during the transitional years of 2009 and 2010, is Vice President of Allen Oil Company in Sylacauga, Alabama.

Last year, the PURE Co-op Board welcomed Jim Hays, of Hays & Sons Company in Cullman, Alabama, as a first-time Board Member, representing District 5. Hays is a long-time PURE member, joining the Co-op in 1994, a year after it formed. He and his family started out in the oil business in 1976, while today Hays & Sons is a diversified jobber marketing lubes, gasoline, and diesel fuel to over 300 customers and 21 convenience stores. Hays and his family also own a travel center as a franchisee with TA/Petro Travel Centers.

In addition to Jim Hays joining the PURE Co-op Board last year to serve District 5, four other Board Members continued their tenures in 2013. They included Clayton Hooks, representing District 1, Lynn Keffer from District 2, Davis Cosey from District 3, and Craig Lynch from District 4.

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