ACWA Leadership

President, Crystal Barnes Key

Crystal Barnes Key is a real estate broker who owns her own real estate company and rental properties. She chose real estate after watching her dad work in the construction business and as a home developer. She got her real estate license to assist him in selling homes in 2000 and purchased her real estate company in 2010. Her dad is not only her hero, but also her biggest fan.

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President Elect, Mary Pate

Executive Coordinator of Medical Affairs for Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Mary Pate excels in organization, planning, and research. She is most passionate about God, family, work, and fitness and her biggest accomplishment is mothering her 3 wonderful children. She has a degree in Psychology and it was her favorite subject to study.

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Vice President, Bea Jai Merriman

Bea is most passionate about her family, photography, and the beef industry. She was raised in a little river town called Southside.

Outspoken, transparent, and daring, Bea is not scared to live life to the fullest. Her family cattle farm is her biggest accomplishment.

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Secretary, Laraine Morrison

Laraine Morrison lives in Lineville, Alabama with her husband of 37 years, Mike. Together they raised three beautiful children, Shea, Caitlyn, and Michael while managing a successful farm. It’s been her greatest accomplishment to raise three successful, compassionate, and hard-working adult children. She taught them to do everything with integrity or it doesn’t count.

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Treasurer & Parliamentarian, Lana Slaten

Lana Slaten is most passionate about her family, who are close, supportive and fun-loving. Her biggest accomplishment has been raising her son to be a fine young man. She was raised in Cullman, Alabama.

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VP of ANCW, Evelyn Greene

Evelyn Greene from Auburn, Alabama grew up on an agriculture farm in Cullman County, Alabama.  Growing up on a diversified farm with cattle, sweet potatoes, corn, and soybeans gave her the value of hard work. Her family’s beef operation was in the largest beef producing county in Alabama, and this is where she gained her passion for the industry.  She is a beef advocate and beef promoter. She was involved with 4-H in her elementary and high school years. Since 1982, she has been the support and management of her family farm – row crop and cow/calf operation.

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