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FRA’s 2017 ANNUAL MEETING
REGISTRATION DETAILS COMING SOON!

Join other wood supply management and forestry professionals for the
Forest Resources Association's 83rd Annual Meeting, at the
Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC, May 2 - 4, 2017!



Our Theme this year is
 'Current Outlook, Future Opportunities'

MEETING AGENDA

MONDAY MAY 1
Wood Supply Research Institute (WSRI) Meeting
WSRI Lunch
WSRI Business Meeting 
WSRI Reception

TUESDAY MAY 2
FRA Networking Breakfast
Southeastern Policy Committee Meeting
THATS Foundation Meeting
Lunch
Executive Committee Meeting
Public Policy Committee Meeting
Charleston Sightseeing Dinner Cruise

WEDNESDAY MAY 3
Member Breakfast
Spouse Breakfast
Member Annual Meeting
Speaker Sessions

National Operations Committee Meeting
Lunch
Speaker Sessions
National Supplier/Consumer Relations Committee Business Meeting
Reception and National Awards Dinner 

THURSDAY MAY 4
Member Breakfast 
Board Meeting
Meeting Adjourn

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Carlton Owen – US Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Inc
Carlton Owen of Greenville, SC, the President & CEO of the Endowment since its inception in 2006, has for 40 years been at the forefront of conservation innovation. A forester and wildlife biologist, Owen holds a B.S. degree in forestry and M.S. in wildlife ecology from Mississippi State University. For six years he led his consultancy, The Environmental Edge, LLC, in "bringing business and the environment together" to benefit both. He is a former Executive Director of the Sustainable Forestry Board, Inc. and Vice President - Forest Policy, Champion International Corporation. He has held positions with the American Forest Institute, American Forest Council; American Forest Foundation; Potlatch Corporation; and Mississippi Wildlife Federation. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Greenville Parks Foundation and SynTerra Corporation.  Among Owen's many recognitions is the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian award.

Andrew Baum - ArborGen
Andrew Baum joined ArborGen in March 2012 as president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors. During Mr. Baum’s 30-year career in the technology industry, he has served as the president and chief executive officer of Sembiosys Genetics Inc., taking the company from a university-based research initiative to a fully integrated, publicly traded biotechnology company focused on developing pharmaceutical proteins and nutritional oils. His career has also included working in increasing levels of responsibility for Calgene, Inc., becoming president of the oils division in 1992. Following Calgene’s sale to Monsanto, he served as the director of business development, sustainable development sector.

Jim Morgan – Interstate Resources, Inc
Jim Morgan, President and COO, joined Interstate Resources, Inc., in February 2007. Prior to joining Interstate Resources, Jim served concurrently as Executive Vice President of Duro Bag Manufacturing Company and President of Duro Designer LLC for five years. Duro, a family-owned business, is the largest global paper bag manufacturer. For three years prior to Duro, Jim served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Bay State Paper Company, a recycled packaging material supplier, in which he was a partner with three individuals and Madison Dearborn Partners. Currently Jim serves on the Board of Directors for the Fibre Box Association (FBA), American Forest and Paper Association (AFPA) and three (3) partnership Member Boards, PhilCorr, New England Sheets (NES) and Interstate Southern Packaging (ISP).

UPCOMING EVENTS
FRA’s Northeast Region’s Industrial Forestry Forum presentations run monthly, usually the first Thursday evening of each month at 5:30 PM from fall through spring. As topics and dates are confirmed, they are posted at FRA’s Northeast Region site.
Mar 7-9

FRA Southcentral Region Spring Meeting LEARN MORE | REGISTER HERE
May 2-4

FRA Annual Meeting (Charleston, SC)
May 16-18

FRA Western Region Spring Meeting (Vancouver, WA)
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