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Monday, May 16

Time Details Room
10:00AM - 5:30PM Registration Palmetto Landing
11:30AM - 2:30PM Executive Committee Meeting With Working Lunch (By Invitation Only) Savannah
12:30PM - 1:30PM Welcome Lunch Courtyard
3:00 - 3:45PM
FRA 2022 Annual Meeting Kick-Off
"USDA Forest Service Vision for National Forests—Immediate and Long-Term"
Randy Moore - Chief of the U.S. Forest Service
Palmetto Ballroom
3:45 - 5:00PM
National Public Policy / Advocacy Committee Session
"Off to the Races: A Preview of Election Day 2022”
Jim Ellis, Senior Political Analyst, BIPAC
Palmetto Ballroom
5:30 - 6:00PM Emerging Leader Reception Palmetto Lawn
From 5:30PM
FRA Welcome Reception & South Carolina Low Country Boil
'Welcome to Hilton Head'
Cam Crawford, President and CEO,
Forestry Association of South Carolina
Palmetto Lawn

Tuesday, May 17

Time Details Room
7:00AM - 5:30PM Registration Palmetto Landing
7:00 - 8:15AM Breakfast Sabal
8:15 - 9:15AM Annual Member Meeting Palmetto Ballroom
9:30 - 10:15AM
Keynote Speaker Session:
"The Importance of Resilience - Building Strength In Business"
David B. Sewell - President and CEO, WestRock
Palmetto Ballroom
10:15 - 10:30AM Morning Break
10:30AM - 12:30PM National Operations Committee Meeting May1&2
10:30 - 11:30AM
Speaker Panel:
"Trucking Challenges & Solutions"
Ellen Voie - President and CEO, Women in Trucking
Carl Hamilton - General Manager, New South Express
Jeremy Morris - General Manager, Ag Services, JB Hunt
May 1&2
11:30-12:30PM Committee Business Meeting May 1&2
11:30- 12:30PM Emerging Leader Session Savannah
12:30 - 1:30PM Lunch Courtyard
1:30 - 2:15PM
Keynote Speaker Session:
"The Real Economy: US Economic Outlook, Inflation, and Geopolitical Conflict "
Joe Brusuelas- Chief Economist, RSM US LLC
An award-winning economist with more than 20 years of experience analyzing U.S. monetary policy, labor markets, fiscal policy, international finance, economic indicators and the condition of the U.S. consumer.
Palmetto Ballroom
2:15PM Break
2:30 - 4:30PM National Supplier/Consumer Relations Committee Meeting May1&2
2:30 - 3:30PM
Speaker Session:
"Supporting the North American Forest Industry: Taking Risks, Advancing Ideas, & Enhancing the Supply Chain"
Pete Madden - President and CEO, U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
3:30 - 4:30PM Committee Business Meeting May1&2
5:30 - 6:30PM Reception Shore House
6:30PM National Awards Dinner and THATS Live Auction Shore House

Wednesday, May 18

Time Details Room
7:30 - 9:00 AM Breakfast Sabal
8:00 - 9:00AM THATS Foundation Committee Meeting Savannah
9:00 - 9:45AM
Speaker Session:
"A Strategy for Visionary Leaders: Employing DEI to Optimize Company Performance"
Brian Gugliotta
Palmetto Ballroom
9:45 - 11:45AM Board of Directors Meeting Palmetto Ballroom

NB – Meetings are open to all unless otherwise stated

All times are listed in Eastern