President & CEO
Andres Villegas is President and CEO of the Georgia Forestry Association and Georgia Forestry Foundation. In this capacity, he is responsible for advocating for Georgia’s $36.5 billion forest products industry and connecting 10 million Georgians to the states 22 million acres of working forests. The Georgia Forestry Association is focused on ensuring that Georgia remains the #1 forestry state in the nation. The work of the Forestry Association and Foundation focuses on creating value for the entire forestry supply chain and ensuring that Georgia’s working forests continue to contribute jobs, clean air, drinking water, and wildlife habitat to the residents of the state and nation. Andres has extensive private, public and NGO sector experience in forestry and natural resources having held domestic and international positions with Weyerhaeuser, Chevron, The Langdale Company, and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Andres received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from The University of Georgia and an Executive Certificate of Management and Leadership from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management.