The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) Board of Directors elected its 2017 slate of officers during its recent Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia.  They are Chairman Kerlin Drake of Canfor Southern Pine, El Dorado, Arkansas; Vice Chair Donna Whitaker of Interfor U.S., Peachtree City, Georgia; Treasurer Steven Mason of Deltic Timber Corporation, El Dorado, Arkansas. The Board also reelected Tami Kessler as Executive Director and elected William Almond of Almond Brothers Lumber Company in Coushatta, Louisiana, to serve as Immediate Past Chairman.

The officers assume their duties immediately.

“I look forward to continuing the legacy of this association, working with the excellent staff at SFPA,” Chairman Drake 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.

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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.