The WFLC Executive Board

The WFLC Executive Board

The Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) operates under the leadership of an Executive Board, which represents the views and interests of the WFLC members and provides a direct link between WFLC members and staff.

Executive Board meetings are held quarterly either in person or via conference call to make decisions, set strategic direction, and discuss concerns and opportunities.

The Executive Board is made up of eight WFLC members, including the four person Council of Western State Foresters Executive Committee, two USDA Forest Service Regional Foresters, one Forest Service State & Private Forestry Director, and one western Forest Service Research Station Director.

Council of Western State Foresters

Chair

Tom Claeys

North Dakota Forest Service
State Forester

916 E Interstate Ave, Ste #4
Bismarck, ND 58503-1227
Phone: 701-328-9945
Fax: 701-328-9947
Email: thomas.claeys@ndsu.edu
Website: www.ndsu.edu/ndfs

Incoming Chair

Jason Hartman

Kansas Forest Service
State Forester

2610 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 785-532-3309
Email: hartmanj@ksu.edu
Website: www.kansasforests.org 

Treasurer

David Smith

Hawai‘i Dept. of Land and Natural Resources
Forestry and Wildlife Administrator

1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 325
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-587-0166
Fax: 808-587-0160
Email: david.g.smith@hawaii.gov 
Website: www.dofaw.net

Past Chair

Sonya Germann

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Forestry Division Administrator

2705 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: 406-542-4306
Fax: 406-542-4269
Email: sgermann@mt.gov
Website: dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/forestry 

Ex-officio member

Laura Schweitzer

Executive Director
Council of Western State Foresters/Western Forestry Leadership Coalition 

2255 Sheridan Blvd, Suite C-327
Edgewater, CO 80214
Phone: 303-893-0365 
Email: lschweitzer@westernforesters.org

USDA Forest Service

Lead Regional Forester/Co-Chair

Glenn Casamassa

USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region
Regional Forester

1220 SW Third Ave
Portland, OR 97204-3440
Phone: 503-808-2200
Fax: 503-808-2210
Email: glenn.casamassa@usda.gov
Website: www.fs.usda.gov/r6

Lead Regional Forester-Elect/Co-Chair Elect

Frank Beum

USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region
Regional Forester

1617 Cole Blvd. Building 17
Lakewood, CO 80401
Phone: 303-275-5350
Email: frank.beum@usda.gov
Website: www.fs.usda.gov/r2

Lead Western Research Station Director

Dr. Cynthia West

USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory 
Director, Forest Products Laboratory and Northern Research Station

1 Gifford Pinchot Drive 
Madison, WI 53726
Phone: 608-231-9320
Email: Cynthia.west@usda.gov
Website: www.fpl.fs.fed.us/

Lead State and Private Forestry Director

Tim Garcia

State and Private Forestry Director
USDA Forest Service Northern and Intermountain Region

26 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: 406-329-3250
Email: timothy.p.garcia@usda.gov
Website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/r4