Georgia Forestry Association Emerging Leaders

Are you passionate about forest advocacy and education in Georgia? Are you new to the forestry community and the Georgia Forestry Association? If so, the GFA Emerging Leaders program could be for you.

The Emerging Leaders program is an all-volunteer group representing various sectors of the forestry community. The group typically meets four times a year, including meetings that coincide with Forestry Day at the Capitol and the GFA Annual Conference. In addition, the group is involved in a variety of fundraising projects and events such as the Georgia Forestry Foundation’s Annual Longleaf Classic Golf Tournament.

Program Leadership

2017 Chairman
Chris Bird
Georgia-Pacific 
chris.bird@gapac.com
912-270-8369

2017 Vice Chairman
Danielle Atkins
Georgia Forestry Commission
dhernandez@gfc.state.ga.us
(706) 631-4440

Immediate Past Chairman
Garret Mack
Forest Investment Associates
gmack@forestinvest.com
(404) 495-8650

Golf Chair 
Shawn DeRome
Klausner Lumber One, LLC
shawn.harrington@klausner-group.com
(386) 688-3172