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Corey joined the Forest Stewardship Council US in 2007 and serves as chief executive officer of the largest national office of the FSC global network. Corey brings 25 years of experience and commitment to sustainable development. He has served in both technical and managerial capacities in such diverse fields as green building, renewable energy, industrial ecology and hazardous waste remediation. Prior to joining FSC, Corey served as Executive Director of Minnesota-based Green Institute, a regional leader in green building. Corey is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned his M.B.A. at the University of Michigan.
Chief Marketing Officer
Chris leads Forest Stewardship Council US’s marketing and business development efforts, having helped corporations make the most of sales and marketing opportunities and challenges for more than 20 years. Prior to joining FSC, Chris led U.S. marketing and sales at Aimia, a leading global loyalty marketing solutions provider; at Wunderman, a WPP agency, providing strategic services to Best Buy and Coca-Cola; at Gage, serving Fortune 500 clients including Microsoft, Walmart, Dell, and 3M; and at Target, providing marketing strategy and management consulting services. Chris holds Bachelor’s Degrees in English and Graphic Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Director of Science and Certification
Amy joined the Forest Stewardship Council US in 2016 as the Director of Science and Certification. In this role she leads the FSC team dedicated to development and application of FSC policies and standards in the United States, including the FSC US Forest Management Standard and FSC Controlled Wood US National Risk Assessment. Amy spent much of the previous 19 years collaborating with government and non-government partners to develop and implement landscape-scale conservation and management plans within managed forests. Prior to joining FSC, Amy served as Biodiversity and Conservation Program Leader for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ (MDNR) Forest Resources Division, where one of her primary responsibilities was working to ensure that the MDNR maintained FSC forest management certification for 4 Million acres of state-administered forest lands. Amy is a graduate of Amherst College and earned her M.S. in Wildlife Science at the University of Washington-Seattle’s College of Forest Resources.
Director of Finance
Bryce Denton joined the Forest Stewardship Council US as Director of Finance in 2008, where he oversees organizational finance. From the monthly reporting and forecasting to the annual audit and compliance, Bryce helps ensure that FSC-US’ finances are in order for both current and future donors. For the past 10 years Bryce has worked with nonprofits in both the public and private accounting sector. He has a B.A. in Accounting and an M.B.A from Dominican University.
Director of Communications
Brad Kahn joined Forest Stewardship Council US as communications director in 2010, where he manages organizational communications and outreach. From the media relations and policy translation to Greenbuild and partnership with the Green Sports Alliance, Brad helps shape FSC-US’ message and strategies to reach a wide array of audiences. For the past 16 years Brad has worked in communications, serving nonprofit organizations focused on environmental issues. He has a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B.A. in economics from Brown
Policy & Standards Manager
Jenny joined the Forest Stewardship Council US in 2012. Her responsibilities include managing the trademark program, the Lake States regional network, the family forests program and other policy and standards issues. Prior to joining FSC US, she held positions with Conservation Corps Minnesota, the US Forest Service and the Minnesota State Senate. Jenny is a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and has always been passionate about the outdoors. She is excited to bring that enthusiasm to FSC US. She attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a B.A. in Economics and an M.S. in Natural Resources Management with a focus on policies relating to family forest owners.
US Pacific West Regional Manager
As US Pacific West Regional Manager, Aubrey leads FSC US’s efforts to grow supply and demand for sawn timber for construction and furniture, and to grow FSC supply chains for construction projects in Northern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Aubrey also supports strategic corporate accounts, organizes regional meetings and assists with fundraising. She works to build stronger relationships with Native American tribes and First Nations, supports FSC growth in biomass, corrugated cardboard, advanced cellulose, and paper and packaging. Aubrey comes to FSC with an extensive background in sustainability consulting, professional sport, media, and advocacy. She developed the first Corporate Social Responsibility report in golf, and has advised companies on how to implement sustainability, developing strategy and initiatives that deliver social, environmental and economic impact. Aubrey has a B.S. in Psychology and an M.B.A in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.
US South Regional Manager
As the US South Regional Manager, Roger leads efforts to grow demand and recognition for FSC-certified materials across all regional forest product value chains, provide support to existing stakeholders, and push expansion of the certificate holder base in the Southeastern US. Prior to joining FSC, Roger spent nearly 20 years focused on industrial forest management for some of the largest US timberland organizations, where he set strategies and initiatives to maximize the financial, environmental, and social benefits of diverse forest types across the Southern US. Roger holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Management from the University of Arkansas - Monticello.
Policy and Standards Manager
Justin joined FSC in 2019 as the Senior Policy and Standards Manager. Justin has spent the previous eight years working across the forest ownership spectrum in government, non-industrial private, and industrial capacities. His experience is grounded in forestry consulting, where he offered silvicultural and tax law assistance to non-industrial private forest owners as a small business owner. Most recently Justin held the position of forest analyst for a consulting firm servicing industrial forest clients. Justin is a graduate of the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities where he also earned a Masters of Science in Natural Resource Economics in 2018.
Karina Carlson joined Forest Stewardship Council US as Marketing Manager in 2018. She previously worked in nonprofit higher education, dedicating 8+ years to communications and digital marketing. She received an M.A. from the the University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors, singing in local choirs, and gardening.
Maggie Abel is working for FSC US as an Program Manager. Her responsibilities include assisting with the planning and management of Controlled Wood regional meetings, and aiding in marketing and business development efforts. Maggie graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BBA in Marketing and a Certificate in Digital Studies. As a Minnesota native, she's spent much of her time outdoors and is excited to be a part of the team.