Check out the speakers from our 2019 SFI Annual Conference below.  Check back for 2020 speakers coming shortly.

Kathy Abusow

President and CEO
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Ebonie Alexander

Executive Director
Black Family Land Trust,
and SFI Board Member

Terry Baker

Chief Executive Officer
Society of American Foresters

Amanda Bassow

Director, NE Regional Office
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Chad Bolding, PhD

Associate Professor, Forest Operations/Engineering
Virginia Tech

Tinelle Bustam, PhD

Director (acting)
Conservation Education
US Forest Service, State and Private Foresty

Lauren Cooper

Forest Carbon and Climate Program Director
Department of Forestry
Michigan State University

Jad Daley

President and CEO
American Forests

Crystal Davis

Director, Global Forest Watch
World Resources Institute

Ara Erickson

Director Corporate Sustainability

Rob Farrell

State Forester,

Will Gardiner

Drax Inc.

Guy Gleysteen

and SFI Board Chairman

Healy Hamilton

Chief Scientist

Taryn Holowka

Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications
U.S. Green Building Council

Brian Kernohan

Chief Sustainability Officer & Director of Policy
Hancock Natural Resource Group

Casey Malmquist

President and General Manager

Will Novy-Hildesley

Executive Director
#forestproud, powered by the North American Forest Partnership

Jim Porter

Business Development and Latin America

Chief Anne Richardson

Rappahannock Tribe

Bettina Ring

Virginia Secretary of Agriculture
and Forestry SFI Board Member

Luis Rocharte

Director, Forest Solutions Group,
World Business Council on Sustainable Development

Suzanne Shelton

President and CEO
The Shelton Group

Dr. Matthew Sleeth


Mark Thomson

Architect and Director
Eco Effective Solutions
and PEFC Australia Board Member