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Friday, 20 April 2018
Newly Appointed US Board Members

New Board Members - John Fenderson and Tim Beyer

April 20, 2018

The Forest Stewardship Council is excited to welcome two new members to the U.S. Board of Directors.

In the Economic Chamber, Tim Beyer has been appointed to a three-year term. One of first government members on any FSC national board, Tim is the Forest Certification Program lead for Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota DNR has been FSC certified since 1997 and maintains the largest Forest Management certificate in the U.S. FSC US looks forward to benefitting from Tim’s 30 plus years of experience working with Native American Tribes, smallholders, and state and county public land management agencies, and the knowledge he brings from other FSC certified state governments. He will serve on the Policy and Standards Committee, the Finance, Audit & Compensation Committee, and the Marketing & Markets Committee.

In the Social Chamber, John Fenderson is the Specialty Asset Manager for the Timberland Investment Group of the US Trust, Bank of America. John is keenly interested in market based behavior change as it relates to social impact and environmental sustainability. Prior to joining US Trust, John served as Senior Manager for the Forestry program of National Wildlife Federation, and was Southeast Regional Director for the National Network of Forest Practitioners. He also served as Environmental Affairs and Public Outreach Coordinator for the State of Tennessee Division of Forestry. His focus in these roles was with minority and underserved forest landowners. John is graduate of University of Tennessee, Nashville and holds a Masters in Forest Policy and Economics from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. John will fill out the remaining term of Fred Clark and then will be eligible for re-appointment.

The US Board of Directors is responsible for representing FSC’s three chambers, and works closely with FSC US staff to develop strategy, review and approve national forest management standards, and oversee the chief executive. In addition, the Board plays an important role in FSC globally, working on issues affecting the broader FSC community.

Board members serve three-year terms, with no more than two consecutive terms. In a typical year, three Board member positions, one from each chamber, are open for election. An additional two individuals may be appointed in each chamber by the Board, typically to ensure a full range of perspectives and expertise.

Participation in the FSC US Board takes time, critical thinking, and creativity. The Board needs individuals who represent key constituencies, and who are willing to represent the organization’s entire membership.

FSC US congratulates our two new directors.