Endowment Elects New Board Members and Officers for 2015

U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Greenville, SC

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE (November 19, 2013)

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) this past week welcomed the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors — Andrea Tuttle of Arcata, California, and John T. Cooper, Jr. of College Station, Texas.

In addition two members were re-elected for three-year terms – John Kulhavi of White Lake, Michigan, and Jim Hoolihan of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Officers being re-elected to terms for 2015 are Tamar Datan, Vice Chair of Leesburg, Virginia; and Jon Voigtman, Treasurer of Summit, New Jersey. John Weaver of Augusta, Georgia continues as the Board Chairman for the second year of a two-year term.

Tuttle, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, is an independent consultant. She is the former director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and past member of the California Coastal Commission and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (North Coast). Tuttle currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Forest Trust and consults in South East Asia and China on sustainable forest management and climate change.

Cooper holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina and is an Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, and Director of the Texas Target Communities Program, Texas A&M University. He is a former Program Director with MDC, Inc. in Durham, North Carolina, and past planning specialist with the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management.

“This annual meeting of the Endowment marked not only our eight anniversary but also the completetransition from our inaugural Board of Directors as Peggy Clark of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Mack Hogans of Bellevue, Washington, completed their service. We can’t say enough about the dedication and caliberof people – past and present — who have agreed to volunteer their time to guide our important work,”said Endowment President & CEO Carlton Owen.


For more information contact:
Carlton N. Owen, President & CEO, 864-233-7646, carlton@runslikeclock.work
The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) 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 andforest-reliant communities – www.usendowment.org

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