The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) Board of Directors elected its 2016 slate of officers during its recent Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  They are Chairman William Almond of Almond Brothers Lumber Company, Coushatta, Louisiana; Vice Chairman Jim Krauseneck of Weyerhaeuser, Federal Way, Washington; Treasurer Kerlin Drake of Anthony Forest Products, El Dorado, Arkansas; and Immediate Past Chairman Scott Vande Linde of West Fraser, Germantown, Tennessee.  The board also reelected Tami Kessler as Executive Director.

The officers assume their new roles immediately.

“I look forward to continuing the legacy of this association, working with the excellent staff at SFPA,” Chairman Almond said.  “Our association is a strong voice in the industry, and I hope to build on that strength as we continue activities through the coming year,” he added.


EDITORS: A group photo of the new officers is available; contact Richard Wallace,

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SFPA is a nonprofit trade association that has represented manufacturers of Southern Pine lumber since 1915. Today, SFPA is the leading source of information about Southern Pine products for design-build professionals and consumers.