SFPA Fall Committee Meetings

SFPA Fall Committee Meetings were held on October 16 in San Antonio, immediately prior to the NAWLA Traders Market.

The Expo Advisory Committee reviewed the Exhibitor and Attendee Surveys from the 2019 Expo and discussed the need to increase visitor attendance at the show.  The dates for the 2021 show will keep the same pattern, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and are tentatively scheduled in August 2021.  Exhibitor Sales for 2021 will begin in mid-2020. 

The  Board of Directors received updates on SFPA staffing, membership, the International Program, Expo, SLB Partnership, financial update, and the 2020 Budget was reviewed and approved. 

The Board recognized Donny White for his service as SFPA?s Chairman of the Board and presented him with a plaque and gift.
The Board recognized Donny White for his service as SFPA’s Chairman of the Board and presented him with a plaque and gift.

Julia Milrod, SFPA Communication Manager presented a preview of the new SFPA.org website which is now live.  You can reach all websites from SFPA.org.  Links to the Product Locator and Publications are easily accessible, and Join SFPA is also prominent on the home page.  

The next meeting is scheduled March 25-27, 2020 in New Orleans, where a joint meeting with Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association will be held.  Registration materials will be distributed in January. 

The SFPA Board of Directors approved the following slate of SFPA Officers for 2019-2020.

2019-2020 SFPA Board Officers, approved by the Board of Directors at the 2019 Fall Meeting.
From left to right: Donny White, Vince Almond, Will Lampe, Craig Forbes, Tami Kessler

Vince Almond, Chair of Board
Almond Brothers Lumber Company

Craig Forbes, Vice Chair of Board
Weyerhaeuser Company

Will Lampe, Treasurer
Lampe & Malphrus Lumber Company

Donny White, Immediate Past Chair of Board
Ray White Lumber Company

Tami Kessler, Executive Director 
SFPA Staff 

In addition, the Board of Directors for 2019-2020 are:

Vince AlmondAlmond Brothers Lumber Company
Steven AnthonyAnthony Timberlands, Inc.
Brandon CoxBeasley Forest Products
Tony SheffieldCanfor Southern Pine
Adam LitesConifex
Patrick HarriganHarrigan Lumber Company
Rich MillsHood Industries, Inc
Donna WhitakerInterfor
Will LampeLampe & Malphrus Lumber Company
Pino PucciLaSalle Lumber Company
Tyler McShanMcShan Lumber Company
Bob MaiPotlatchDeltic
Donny WhiteRay White Lumber Company
Robin Swift IIISwift Lumber Company
Scott Vande LindeWest Fraser, Inc.
Mark RichardsonThe Westervelt Company
Craig ForbesWeyerhaeuser Company
Tom RiceEmeritus – SFPA Board