LUFKIN, TEXAS – Texas Forestry Association (TFA) is pleased to announce the following individuals who will serve on the 2019-2021 Board of Directors. Candidates were chosen by the TFA Nominating Committee based on names submitted by the TFA membership and were sworn in on Oct 18, 2018, during the annual convention held at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.
Board members from Lufkin are Justin Penick, Owner and President of Acorn Forestry, and Craig Teer, Vice President for Teer Logging. Board members from Nacogdoches are David Alders, managing partner of Alders Enterprises, Ltd. and Buck Bay Timber, Ltd., and Dr. Jeremy Stovall, Associate Professor of Silviculture at Stephen F. Austin State University.
From Cushing, Evadale, and Livingston respectively are Quentin S. Burnett, owner and operator of Burnett Ranch; Ryan Daniel, Procurement Forester for WestRock; and Lux Davis, Nursery Business Specialist for ArborGen.
From Kirbyville, Corrigan, and Tyler respectively are Russell Elder, owner of Elder Hardwoods; John Hamilton, Procurement Manager for Roy O. Martin; and John Heath, District Manager and Real Estate Broker for American Forest Management.
From Henderson, Orange, Livingston, and Jacksonville respectively are Michael Pinnell, owner and President ofPinnell Logging; Vince Rogers, President of Rogers Lumber Company; Jennifer Smith, District Manager for Resource Management Service; and Taylor Wilson, forester with Farmers National Company.
“Each of these board members will bring with them quality leadership and proven expertise that will advance TFA’s mission to perpetuate and promote the Texas forest resource,” Rob Hughes, TFA Executive Director, said. “We are grateful for their willingness to serve and look forward to working with them to advance TFA as the voice of forestry in Texas.”
Texas Forestry Association, the voice for forestry for over 100 years, promotes an economic, social and political climate that will advance forestry in Texas through education, political action and public relations, as well as serving the broad needs of the forest resource of landowners, producers and consumers, and to enhance and perpetuate the Texas forest resource.