DIVERSE INDEPENDENT BOARD

SFI Inc. is governed by the 18-member SFI Board, which sets SFI’s strategic direction and is responsible for overseeing and improving the internationally recognized SFI Program and SFI Standards. The Board’s three chambers represent environmental, social and economic sectors equally. SFI Board members include executive-level representatives of conservation organizations, academic institutions, aboriginal/tribal entities, family forest owners, public officials, labor and the forest products industry. This diversity reflects the variety of interests in the forestry community.

ECONOMIC SECTOR

Board members representing the economic sector, which includes the forest, paper and wood products industry or other for-profit forest ownership or management entities:

GUY GLEYSTEEN (CHAIR)
Chairman
Greenblue
Virginia
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MICHAEL P. DOSS
President and CEO
Graphic Packaging International Inc.
Georgia
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KEVIN EDGSON
(SECRETARY-TREASURER)

President and CEO
EACOM Timber Corporation
Québec
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BRENT KEEFER
Chief Executive Officer
American Forest Management, Inc.
North Carolina
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JIM IRVING
Co-CEO
JD Irving Ltd.
New Brunswick
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JAIME YRAGUEN
President
Associated Oregon Loggers
Oregon
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SOCIAL SECTOR

Board members representing the social sector, which includes community or social interest groups like universities, labor, family forest owners or government agencies:

BETTINA RING
Virginia Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry
Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia
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EBONIE ALEXANDER
Executive Director
Black Family Land Trust, Inc.
Virginia
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JEFF BROMLEY
Chair
USW Wood Council
British Columbia
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ASHLEY HOFFMAN
Executive Director
Kentucky Association for Environmental Education
Kentucky
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LENNARD JOE
President
Scw’exmx Tribal Council
British Columbia
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PATRICIA LAYTON
Director
Wood Utilization + Design Institute, Clemson University
South Carolina
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ENVIRONMENTAL SECTOR

Board members representing the environmental sector, which includes non-profit environmental or conservation organizations:

KARLA GUYN [VICE-CHAIR] CEO
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Manitoba
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DAWN CARR
Executive Director
Canadian Parks Council
Ontario
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JAD DALEY
President and CEO
American Forests
Washington, DC
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DAN LAMBE
President
Arbor Day Foundation
Nebraska
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MICHAEL PARR
President
American Bird Conservancy
Washington, D.C.
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GAIL WALLIN
Chair
Canadian Council on Invasive Species
British Columbia
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