Who Will Own the Forest? 2022 Agenda

Tuesday, September 20

5:00 – 8:00 pm Opening Reception in Museum

Enjoy appetizers, drinks and exhibits while networking inside our Discovery Museum

Wednesday, September 21

7:30 am Women in Timber Breakfast Social in Cheatham Hall

A complimentary networking event sponsored by: Eversheds Sutherland and Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Register for Women in Timber here

7:30 am Conference Check-in opens in Miller Hall

8:30 am Sessions start in Miller Hall

Dates and times below are subject to change as we confirm additional speakers and topics.


CEO and Executive Leaders Roundtable

  • David Brand, CEO, New Forests
  • Angie Davis, President, Campbell Global
  • Tim Hartigan, Managing Director, Portfolio Management and Marketing, Timberland Investment Resources
  • Jim Hourdequin, Managing Director and CEO, The Lyme Timber Company
  • Tom Sarno, Global Head of Timberland Investments, Manulife Investment Management
  • TBA

Housing, Lumber, and Wood Trade

US Housing and Lumber Outlook

  • Paul Jannke, Principal, Lumber, Forest Economic Advisors

Russian Sanctions and Log Export Ban – Impact on Wood Trade

  • Hakan Ekstrom, President, Wood Resources International

Where Should Investors Be Buying Timberlands in the US?

Strategic Issues Affecting the Location of Wood-Using Mills and Implications for Timberland Investors

  • Amanda Lang, COO and Vice President of Client Services, Forisk Consulting
  • Todd Payne, President, Lumber, Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Cade Warner, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Westervelt Company

Forests as Climate Action Investment

Building High-Quality Carbon Offset Projects in A Climate Portfolio

  • Barbara Harrison, Vice President, Offsets & Emerging, Chevron New Energies

Supply-Chain Challenges

Panel: Supply-Chain Challenges in the Forest Sector

  • Moderator: Deb Hawkinson, President, Forest Resources Association
  • Dale Lemmons, President at Interstate Wood Products, Signature Transport
  • Pete Stewart, President, CEO & Founder, ResourceWise
  • Travis Turner, Vice President of Manufacturing, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

5:00 – 8:00 pm Outdoor Reception in Plaza

Thursday, September 22

8:30 am Sessions start in Miller Hall

Dates and times below are subject to change as we confirm additional speakers and topics.

Emerging Wood Markets in the Shift to Low Carbon

Mass Timber Update: U.S. Market Outlook and Softwood Supply

  • Ryan Flom, Chief Marketing Officer, Softwood Lumber Board

Are Wood-Based Biofuels Ready for Take-Off?

  • Matt Elhardt, Vice President, Global Sales, ResourceWise
  • USA BioEnergy

12:00 pm Lunch served in Plaza

1:30 pm Close

Meet the Speakers

Who Will Own the Forest? features leading voices from across diverse sectors.