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

2017 Vice Chairman
Danielle Atkins
Georgia Forestry Commission
(706) 631-4440

Immediate Past Chairman
Garret Mack
Forest Investment Associates
(404) 495-8650

Golf Chair 
Shawn DeRome
Klausner Lumber One, LLC
(386) 688-3172