President’s Biography


William H. “Buddy” Allen

William H. “Buddy” Allen became the President/CEO of American Cotton Shippers Association on January 1, 2019.  Mr. Allen also serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the American Cotton Exporters Association as well as the World Cotton Exporters Association.

After earning his degree from the University of Mississippi, Mr. Allen gained Capitol Hill experience from both the Office of United States Senator Thad Cochran and his involvement in The Macon Edwards Company, a government affairs firm, where he provided service to ACSA.  He is a partner in A&J Planting Company, a vertically integrated agribusiness in Tunica, Mississippi.

Mr. Allen is a native of Belzoni, Mississippi and resides in Tunica, Mississippi.  He is married to the former Allison Johnson and they have three daughters.