Endowment Adds New Members to Board of Directors; Bids Farewell to John Cooper, Jim Hoolihan, Andrea Tuttle, and Colin Moseley

Endowment Adds New Members to Board of Directors; Bids Farewell to John Cooper, Jim Hoolihan, Andrea Tuttle, and Colin Moseley

Caroline Dauzat, Shannon Estenoz, and Curtis Wynn Join Endowment Board

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE (November 16, 2020)

Greenville, SC – The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) is pleased to announce the election of Board members and officers for 2021 at the organization’s semi-annual meeting held last week. The Board welcomes Caroline Dauzat from Rex Lumber, Shannon Estenoz from the Everglades Foundation, and Curtis Wynn from the Roanoke Electric Cooperative to serve three-year terms.

Caroline (McRae) Dauzat is a fourth-generation owner at Rex Lumber (Rex) and also serves as President of Apalachee Pole Company, one of Rex’s operating companies. Rex has been manufacturing forest products since 1926 and specializes in Southern Yellow Pine lumber. With more than 700 employees located at four mills, two in Florida, one in Mississippi, and one in Alabama, the company actively contributes to the communities in which it operates, including educational programs and training and supporting projects with Habitat for Humanity. Caroline received a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida.
Shannon Estenoz serves as Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs and Chief Operating Officer at the Everglades Foundation based in Palmetto Bay, Florida. Shannon’s career championing the Florida Everglades spans twenty-three years. She has served in multiple executive roles leading various organizations, including the Environmental and Land Use Law Center, the World Wildlife Fund, and the National Parks Conservation Association. She also served as National Co-Chair for the Everglades Coalition and on numerous commissions for Florida State Governors. In 2010, Shannon was appointed by the U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, as the Department’s Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives. Shannon holds degrees in International Affairs and Civil Engineering from Florida State University and has won numerous awards and honors throughout her career.
Curtis Wynn is President & CEO at the Roanoke Electric Cooperative (REC), located in Aulander, North Carolina. He brings 35 years of experience in the electric utility industry to the Endowment Board, having served in various capacities, including information technology, marketing, economic development, and senior management. He is the first African American in the nation to serve as the top executive of an electric cooperative. Under Curtis’s leadership, REC has won numerous awards and accolades and continues to expand on its foundational cooperative principles: voluntary and open membership, democratic member control, member economic participation, autonomy and independence, education, training and information, and concern for the community. Curtis received his Associate of Arts degree from Chipola College in Marianna, FL, and a Bachelor of Science from Troy University, in Dothan, AL.
“The expertise and experience represented on our Board, including our newest members Caroline, Shannon, and Curtis, is unparalleled. Each member brings a unique skill set and perspective and is committed to the future and success of the Endowment,” said Endowment President and CEO Pete Madden. “The year 2021 will no doubt bring new and unforeseen challenges, and I’m confident that, with our Board’s guidance, we will continue to do excellent work for the good of the forest and the rural communities that depend on them.”
In addition to welcoming these new members, the Board and Endowment staff express particular appreciation for the immense contribution of outgoing members John Cooper, Jim Hoolihan, Andrea Tuttle, and Colin Moseley who have now completed their terms.
For a complete list of Endowment Board members, please go to www.usendowment.org/who-we-are/board-of-directors.


For more information contact:
Pete Madden, President & CEO, 864-233-7646, madden@usendowment.org

About the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities:
The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities is a not-for-profit public charity working collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors to advance systemic, transformative, and sustainable change for the health and vitality of the nation’s working forests and forest-reliant communities. To learn more about the Endowment, please visit our website at www.usendowment.org.

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