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.

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SOCIAL SECTOR

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

MARK RODGERS, PhD (CHAIRMAN)
President and CEO
Habitat for Humanity Canada
Ontario
EBONIE ALEXANDER
Executive Director
Black Family Land Trust, Inc.
Virginia
LAURA DOWNEY
Executive Director – Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education
Kansas
 LENNARD JOE
PresidentNicola Tribal Association
British Columbia
 BOB MATTERS
Wood Council Chair
United Steelworkers Wood Council
British Columbia
 BETTINA RING
Virginia Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry
Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia

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 (VICE-CHAIR)
Chairman
Greenblue
Virginia
 MICHAEL P. DOSS
President and CEO
Graphic Packaging International Inc.
Georgia
 KEVIN EDGSON
President and CEO
EACOM Timber Corporation
Québec
 BRENT KEEFER
President
Hancock Timber Resource Group
Massachusetts
 JIM IRVING
Co-CEO
JD Irving Ltd.
New Brunswick
 JAIME YRAGUEN
President
Associated Oregon Loggers
Oregon

ENVIRONMENTAL SECTOR

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

JONATHAN (JON) HAUFLER
(SECRETARY-TREASURER)
President, The Wildlife Society
Montana
ROBERT ABERNETHY
President
Longleaf Alliance
Alabama
 KARLA GUYN
CEO
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Manitoba
 DAN LAMBE
President
Arbor Day Foundation
Nebraska
 MICHAEL PARR
President
American Bird Conservancy
D.C.
 GAIL WALLIN
Executive Director
Invasive Species Council of BC
British Columbia