Governing Council

Who Are We?

Clan Cunningham International is an established yet innovative nonprofit organization; originally incorporated in the State of Tennessee as Clan Cunningham USA in 2002, and expanding to its current role as Clan Cunningham International in August 2009. CCI now has members in Scotland, England, Ireland, Canada, Spain, and New Zealand as well as the US. It is recognized as an official Scottish Clan society by the Council of Scottish ​Clans and Associations (COSCA). Formed by a committed community of leaders from around the world and across the nation, CCI’s officers have had extensive involvement in other Scottish societies; with many serving as Clan Founders, High Commissioners or National Officers.

The Governing Council meetings are held regularly throughout the year via Skype. Minutes are taken at each meeting and posted on this web-site. All business is conducted by a quorum of the leadership in accordance with the By-Laws of the corporation.

It is our utmost desire to have an open and fully democratic governing system. To that end, anyone is welcome to contact us for information on the organization, its goals and activities..

Our current Governing Council are as follows:

Clan Chief
Sir John Christopher Foggo Montgomery Cuninghame of That Ilk
Baronet of Corsehill

Sheryl Cunningham

Vice President
Alexander (Alex) Cunningham
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David Pickens (Past President 2002-2010)

Lieutenant to the Chief
COL Bartley Payne, USA, Retired

Membership Chair
Hampton Powers

Amy Dean

Newsletter Editor

Barbara Ball

John Tracy Cunningham

Advisor to the President
Catherine (Kate) Cary

Regional Director for the USA Northeast Region
(ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD)
C. Steven Cunningham (Past President, 2010-2013

Regional Director for the USA Southern Region
(VA, WV, DC, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, AR, TN, KY)

Director for the USA Midwest Region
(OH, IN, MI, WI, MN, IA, MO, IL)

Regional Director for the USA Plains States Region
(ND, SD, MT, WY, CO, NE, KS, OK, TX, NM)

Regional Director for the USA Western Region
(ID, WA, OR, NV, UT, AZ, CA, AK, HW)
Kelly Cunningham (Past President 2013-2019)

Regional Director for Cunninghams in Uniform
COL Bartley Payne

Regional Director for Scotland
Alexander Cunningham

Regional Director of England

Regional Director of Canada – Nova Scotia Province
Robert Cunningham

Regional Director of Canada – Ontario Province
Nancy Cunningham

Regional Director of New Zealand
Phil Cunningham

Facebook Administrator
Steve Cunningham