The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) Board of Directors has appointed Tami Kessler to serve as Executive Director.TK-web Tami has most recently served the association as Corporate Secretary and Director of Administration. Since she joined the staff in 1976, Tami has served in multiple capacities including accounting, 28 years as Director of Administration, plus two terms as director of SFPA’s Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition.

 “Tami brings a comprehensive set of skills set to the management of SFPA operations at our headquarters, and the Board congratulates her on this well-deserved promotion,” stated SFPA Chairman Joe Kusar after making the announcement at a recent Board of Directors meeting in Atlanta. “Knowing what she does about our daily operations, she is well prepared to manage the future progress of our association,” he added.

“Working with SFPA’s staff of dedicated professionals, I am looking forward to continuing to serve all SFPA members and further enhance the value of their membership,” Tami said. She can be reached by phone at 504/443-4464 ext. 222, or by e-mail to

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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.