SFPA elects officers for 2017 an annual meeting
SFPA Officers , photo at left, are, standing left to right,
Chairman Kerlin Drake of Canfor Southern Pine, El Dorado
AR; Vice chair Donna Whitaker, Interfor US, Peachtree GA;
Tredasurer Steven Mason, Deltic Timber Corp, El Dorado AR.
Seated, left, Tam Kessler, Executive Director; and William Almond,
Almond Bros. Lumber Co., Coushatta LA, Immediarte Past Chairman.
The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) Board of Directors elected its 2017 slate of officers during its recent Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia. They are Chairman Kerlin Drake of Canfor Southern Pine, El Dorado, Arkansas; Vice Chair Donna Whitaker of Interfor U.S., Peachtree City, Georgia; Treasurer Steven Mason of Deltic Timber Corporation, El Dorado, Arkansas. The Board also reelected Tami Kessler as Executive Director and elected William Almond of Almond Brothers Lumber Company in Coushatta, Louisiana, to serve as Immediate Past Chairman.

The officers assume their duties immediately.

"I look forward to continuing the legacy of this association, working with the excellent staff at SFPA," Chairman Drake said. "Our association is a strong voice in the industry, and I hope to build on that strength as we continue activities through the coming year," he added.