With the departure of FRA’s Northeast and Lake States Region Manager, Joel Swanton, FRA has contracted on an interim basis with Fred Souba to serve Lake States members and with Eric Kingsley to serve Northeast members. Both Eric and Fred have long experience working with FRA, and members in the respective Regions are familiar with their capabilities. Fred is the principal of ProVision Forestry LLC, based in Wisconsin Rapids; and Eric is a partner in Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, based in Portland, Maine.
Fred Souba has extensive experience in working to improve the success of organizations. Prior to joining ProVision, Fred was Vice-President of Wood Supply and Sustainability for NewPage Corporation. He has chaired both the Wisconsin Council on Forestry and the Wisconsin SFI State Implementation Committee and participated for many years in the Wisconsin Paper Council. Reach him at Fred@provisionforestry.com.
Eric Kingsley brings twenty years of experience in forest industry, both in the Northeast and nationally. Eric has worked extensively on the development of new markets, wood procurement, and strengthening the industry through innovative financing tools. He is the past executive of the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association, a past board member of the New Hampshire SFI State Implementation Committee, as well as working with several other forestry and forest industry organizations. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Fred or Eric if you have questions or would like more information about FRA programs in either Region.