Spotlight: Forest Landowners Association National Conference

Spotlight: Forest Landowners Association National Conference


Published On: May 5, 20111.7 min read
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Make plans to attend the Forest Landowners Association National Conference in Colonial Williamsburg June 8-10.
As one of America’s premier historical destinations, Williamsburg enables you to experience life as it was at our nation’s beginning. You can explore the homes and buildings where Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Patrick Henry inspired the fight for independence. This unique historical experience combined with top-flight speakers, abundant educational opportunities, a selection of tours, and the unique FLA networking experience provides a conference that you cannot miss.
A few of the featured speakers at the FLA conference include:
DONNA HARMAN. President and Chief Executive Officer American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). As the industry’s voice on public policy at all levels of government, Harman works with AF&PA’s 165 members to advance policies that promote a strong and sustainable U.S. forest products industry in the global marketplace. Harman has spearheaded a robust industry effort to engage Members of Congress and U.S. agency officials to help them make informed decisions on laws and regulations important to the industry’s competitiveness, including: bioenergy mandates, climate change, increasing energy supply, tax policies, green procurement for wood and paper products, and recycling.
MIKE CLUTTER. Dean and Hargreaves Distinguished Professor of Forest Finance Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia. Mike is responsible for teaching graduate courses in forest finance and undergraduate and MBA corporate finance courses in the Terry College of Business. He has been at the Center for Forest Business for five years. Before his return to academia, Mike spent over twenty years in the forest products industry working with Union Camp Corporation, Georgia-Pacific, and The Timber Company where he was the Director of Decision Support and Information Resources. His primary research interests include the use of financial analysis techniques in the timber and timberland industry, changes in timberlandownership and the factors that impact that change, and the use of forest information technology in asset valuation.

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