Born: Atlanta GA 1948
B.S.F.R. University of Georgia 1970
Area Forester, Timber Buyer, Supervisor, Superintendent, Procurement Manager, Region Manager and Director of Wood Procurement of Woodlands Division - Union Camp Corporation 1972-1999
Southeast Region Manager, Director of Sustainable Forest Technologies - International Paper Company 1999-2005
Vice-President of Forest Operations - F&W Forestry Services, Inc., 2006 - Present
Leader in the forestry community and served as President of the Georgia Forestry Association and Georgia Forestry Foundation, and past Board member of the Alabama and South Carolina Forestry Associations. Served as President of the UGA Warnell Alumni Association and Big Jay Hook. Member of the Society of American Foresters since 1973 with several leadership positions. Elected SAF Fellow in 2012.
Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2012.
Born: Athens GA 1951
B.S.F.R. University of Georgia 1974
President, Stuckey Timberland, Inc. 1986-2006
President, Superior Pine Products Company 2006-2012
Recognized for a career of working with private non-industrial timberland owners and family-owned businesses that emphasized the importance of forestry to our economy, environment and wildlife. Served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Georgia Forestry Association, Advisory Boards for the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Center for Forest Business, Governor's Agriculture Advisory Commission, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Heart of Georgia Technical College Foundation and Okefenokee Technical College Foundation.
Born: Cochran GA 1952
B.S.F.R. University of Georgia 1974
President, Knapp-Barrs & Associates 1984-Present
President, Due South Investments, LLC 1997-Present
As President of Knapp-Barrs & Associates and Due South Investments, LLC, he has been a leader in forest resource management in the Southeast. His leadership as President of the Georgia Forestry Association and Chair of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board along with serving on the Forest Landowners Association Board has positively impacted numerous forestry and natural resource policies. Earl and his wife Wanda, with their award winning Gully Branch Tree Farm, were selected as Georgia Tree Farmers of the Year in 2008 and National Tree Farmers of the Year in 2009. In 2010 they received the Governor's Award for Environmental Stewardship and Conservation.
Born: Byron, Georgia 1947
B.S.F. University of Georgia 1969
Procurement Forester and Area Forester, Georgia Kraft 1973-1986
Procurement Manager, Macon Kraft 1986-1992
Procurement Manager, Riverwood International 1992-1996
Manager of Operations, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, The Price Companies 1996 - Present
Leader in the forestry community serving as President of the Georgia Forestry Association, President of the UGA Warnell Alumni Association, Chairman of the Warnell Steering Committee, Jayhole Club Big Jay Hook and Treasurer of the Georgia Forestry Foundation. Member of the Society of American Foresters serving in many leadership positions including Georgia Division Chair, Southeastern SAF Chair and member of the National House of Society Delegates. Elected Fellow in 1992. Instrumental in founding the Billy Lancaster Forestry Youth Camp for educating youth about natural resource management. Chairman of the Camp's Endowment Fund Committee.
Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2013.
Born: Columbus, GA 1954
B.S.F. University of Georgia 1976
M.S. Ed. Georgia State University 1981
State Urban Forestry Coordinator, Georgia Forestry Commission 1984-1998
Chief, Communications and Urban Forestry - Georgia Forestry Commission 1998-2008
Owner, Dolliver Communications and Education Services, LLC 2009-Present
Southeastern SAF Business Manager 2011-Present
Recognized for leadership in helping to found the Billy Lancaster Forestry Youth Camp, Georgia Urban Forest Council and Georgia Project Learning Tree Program. Served as member and chair of the Georgia State Board of Registration and member of the Warnell Alumni Association. Society of American Foresters member since 1976 serving in leadership positions at National, Southeastern, Division and Chapter levels. Elected SAF Fellow in 2007. Recipient of American Forests' National Urban Forestry Medal, National PLT Gold Star Award, Georgia Wildlife Federation's Educator of the Year Award and the Southeastern SAF Public Education and Technology Award.
Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2014.
Born: Martinsburg WV 1949
B.S.F. R. University of Georgia 1971
Land Manager, Continental Forest Industries, 1971-1979
Wood Procurement Manager, Continental Forest Industries, 1979-1984
Land/Procurement Manager, Union Camp Corporation, 1984-1993
Vice President, Timber Division, Interstate Resources, 1993-Presentt
Leader in the forestry community serving as Chairman of Board of the Forest Resources Association and on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Georgia Forestry Association. Served as President of the UGA Warnell Alumni Association, Chairman of the Warnell Steering Committee, Chairman of the Georgia Tree Farm Committee, Jay Hole Club Big Jay Hook, Member of the Warnell Deanâ€™s Advisory Board and President of the SAF Savannah Area Forestry Club. Member of the Society of American Foresters since 1972.
Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2015.
Born: Macon GA 1942
B.S.F. University of Georgia 1965
Consulting Forester and Chairman of the Board, Forest Resource Consultants Inc, 1970-present
Notable contributor to the forestry consulting industry and founder of the Forest Resource Consultants firm. One of the first consultants to implement personal computer use in private forest management by the development of computerized growth and yield and harvest scheduling models. Developed first training manual for mass appraisal of rural lands for the UGA Institute for Governmental Training. Served as Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF) southern region director and national president, Forest Landowners Association board member and member of the Georgia Board of Registration for Foresters. Recipient of the ACF Distinguished Forester Award.
Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2016.
Born: Chattanooga TN 1944
B.S.F. University of Georgia 1968
Chief of Forest Information and Urban Forestry, Georgia Forestry Commission,1986-1997
Deputy Director, Georgia Forestry Commission, 1997-2003
Interim Director, Georgia Forestry Commission, 2003-2005
Owner and President, Arbor Creek Forestry LLC, 2005-Present
Exemplary promoter of forestry professionalism and integrity through leadership in many forestry organizations. Served as Georgia State Board of Registration for Foresters Chair; Warnell School Alumni Steering Committee member and Big Jayhook; Georgia Project Learning Tree Steering Committee Chair; and State Tree Farm Committee Co-Chair. Georgia Forestry Commission leadership roles include District Forester, Regional Forester, Chief of Forest Information and Urban Forestry, Deputy Director and Interim Director. Served 28 years in the U.S. Army and Georgia National Guard in capacities including Company Commander and Battalion Commander.Â Served the Society of American Foresters as Georgia Division Chair, Southeastern SAF Chair and National Council Representative. Elected Fellow in 1995.
Born: Wyandotte MI 1956
B.S.F. Michigan Technical University 1978
M.S. University of Georgia 1980
State Forest Hydrologist, Florida Division of Forestry, 1980-1986
Director of Governmental Affairs, Florida Forestry Association, 1986-1993
Director of Environmental Affairs, Georgia-Pacific Corporation/The Timber Company, 1993-2001
Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Plum Creek Timber Company, 2001-2016t
Extraordinary policy analyst and a champion of scientifically-based policy development. His substantial contributions to shaping local, state and national level forest and environmental policy encompassed committee work for the American Forest and Paper Association, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Forest Landowners Association, Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Society of American Foresters. He served as chair of the Forest Landowner Foundation, board member of the Forest Landowners Association, and on advisory committees for the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, the School of Forest Resources at Auburn University and a variety of other groups.
Born: Atlanta, GA 1957
B.S.F Auburn University 1979
M.B.A University of South Alabama 1987
Chairman of the Board, Forest Investment Associates, 2016- Present
President, Forest Investment Associates, 2008- 2015
Executive Vice President, Forest Investment Associates, 2003-2007
Vice President & Director of Timberland Management, Forest Investment Associates, 1994-2002
Management Forester, Forest Investment Associates, 1990-1993
Associate Forester, Project & Senior Forester, International Paper Company, 1980-1987