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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'

Please join us in Charleston, SC and learn CEO perspectives on
global markets and the impact of the U.S. political environment,
market trends, and demands on fiber and sustainability.


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.

Andrew will share his thoughts on future market trends and demands placed on fiber and sustainability.

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).

Jim will provide an outlook for global markets and US manufacturing given the recent political changes here in the US.

Reserve your room at the Francis Marion Hotel by April 5 to be eligible for FRA’s group rate. Call 1-877-756-2121 and ask for the Forest Resources Association group rate, or reserve by clicking HERE

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.
May 2-4

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1901 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW • Suite 303
Washington, DC 20006

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