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Women in Forestry

FRA President, Deb Hawkinson was joined by a great panel of women leaders in the forest products industry. Panelists discussed their backgrounds in the industry and the choices that led them to where they are today. The panelists also examined the skillsets that helped them succeed as leaders in the industry, their mentors along the way, examples and recommendations on how forestry organizations can support women in their ranks, and the mentoring and support they provide to other women in the industry.

Panelists included:

  • Jody Strickland, Chief Business Officer, F&W Forestry Services, Inc. – Jody serves on FRA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Lynn Wilson, WinterTide LLC and formerly V.P. at LP Building Solutions – Lynn is a former FRA member.
  • Donna Kopecky, Sustainability and Public Policy Manager at LP Building Solutions – Donna serves on FRA’s National Public Policy and Advocacy Committee.