2024 SPEAKERS

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Kathy Abusow

President and CEO
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Dr. JJ Apodaca

Executive Director
Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy

Michael Berger

Secretary General/CEO
PEFC International

Jimmy Bullock

Senior Vice President, Forest Sustainability
Resource Management Service, LLC

Michelle Cole

Academic Administrator III
Auburn University College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment

Michael P. Doss

President and CEO
Graphic Packaging International Inc., and Chair, SFI Board of Directors

Brian Ferebee

Chief Executive of Intergovernmental Relations
USDA Forest Service

Troy Harris

Managing Director of Timberland and Innovative Wood Products
Jamestown

Sharon Jean-Philippe

Professor of Urban Forestry
The University of Tennessee

Tim Lowrimore

Director
Georgia Forestry Commission

Christy Slay

CEO and VP, Science & Impact
The Sustainability Consortium

John Tirpak

Chief, Division of Conservation and Classification – Ecological Services
US Fish and Wildlife Service

Beattra Wilson

Assistant Director, Urban & Community Forestry
USDA US Forest Service

Andres Villegas

President and CEO
Georgia Forestry Association

SFI Staff Moderators

Lauren Cooper

Chief Conservation Officer
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Dr. Healy Hamilton

Chief Scientist
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Paul Johnson

Vice President, Urban and Community Forestry and Career Pathways
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Paul Robitaille

Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations
Sustainable Forestry Initiative