Our leaders and staff hail from diverse backgrounds—and bring a breadth of experience, expertise, problem-solving skills and creativity to our work.
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Board of Trustees
Kathryn Fernholz, Chair
President & CEO, Dovetail Partners
Tom Beall, Past Chair
Jameson S. French, Vice Chair
President & CEO, Northland Forest Products, Inc.
Fred Clark, Vice Chair, Woodland Operating Committee
Executive Director, Wisconsin's Green Fire
Mack Hogans, Treasurer
CEO, Mack Hogans Consulting
Dr. Salem Saloom, Secretary
President, Saloom Properties, LLC
Alex Alvarez, At-Large Member
SVP, Chief Production & Sustainability Office, Brown-Forman
John W. Burke, At-Large Member
Scott Deitz, At-Large Member
Founder & President, Convene Communication Strategies, LLC
Kedren Dillard, At-Large Member
SVP, Client Success Shipley Associates
Paige Goff, At-Large Member
SVP of Sustainability, Domtar Paper
Roje S. Gootee, PhD, At-Large Member
Landowner, Rush Creek Ranch, LLC
W. Dale Greene, At-Large Member
Dean, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia
Nicole St. Clair Knobloch, At-Large Member
James B. Porter III, At-Large Member
Tim Punke, At-Large Member
Partner, Monument Advocacy
Eileen Morgan Johnson, Counsel
Partner, Whiteford Taylor & Preston, LLP
October 7, 2021
Putting Our Best Digital Foot Forward
Meet our newly designed website! It’s action-oriented and puts our mission front and center. We are putting our best digital foot forward and hope you enjoy exploring as much as we enjoyed creating.
August 4, 2021
American Forest Foundation Announces Retirement of Forward-Thinking President & CEO Tom Martin
The American Forest Foundation (AFF), the national conservation organization that works to empower family forest owners to make a meaningful conservation impact, today announced the retirement of President and CEO Tom Martin after 12 years of service, effective December 31, 2021.
May 20, 2021
A Q&A with Kedren Dillard, SFLR Landowner, ATFS-Certified Tree Farmer & AFF Board Member
As a forest landowner, Kedren Dillard and her family have spent decades working on improving and maintaining the land that has been in their family for generations. This deep connection between the land and her family has created an emotional connection that fuels the passion that Kedren and her family have to do right by the land.