AYSA Elects Little President

AYSA ELECTS LITTLE PRESIDENTThe American Yarn Spinners Assn. (AYSA) elected Charles L. Little president during its 34th annual meeting held in September at Sea Island, Ga. Little, president of Mount Vernon Mills Yarn Div., succeeds D. Harding Stowe, president and CEO of Stowe Mills.Members also elected James W. Chesnutt, (president and CEO of National Spinning Co.) as first vice president and Stephen G. Dobbins (president, treasurer and COO of Carolina Mills) was elected second vice president.Fred A. Jackson, president of AmericanandEfird, was re-elected treasurer and Micheal Hubbard was elected executive vice president and secretary.Hubbard replaces long-time AYSA head man Jim Connor, who is retiring. Connor, 64, will serve as an advisor to AYSA for another year.Hubbard, 33, is a native of South Carolina and graduated from Auburn University in 1990 after majoring in German and political science. He attended Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany, and is fluent in German. He received a Masters degree from Baylor University in 1933 with a focus on diplomatic relations and international trade.Hubbard served in Washington on the staffs of Indiana Sen. Dan Coats and Rep. Barbara Cubin of Wyoming. Before joining AYSA in September 2000, he worked in the South Carolina Senate as director of research for the Senate General Committee.October 2001