William "Chip" Murray, Vice-President for Policy and General Counsel, National Alliance for Forest Owners
Chip Murray is Vice President for Policy & General Counsel for the National Alliance of Forest Owners. He joined NAFO in 2010 and is recognized as a leading attorney representing the forest land owners and forest products industries. Prior to NAFO he served as Deputy General Counsel and Executive Director-Forestry for the American Forest & Paper Association and also with the Association’s predecessors since 1989. During this time, Murray managed key forestry programs related to the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act. He established the forestry litigation program related to management of both private and federal forestland.
Murray formerly held the position of Assistant Solicitor for Onshore Minerals in the U.S. Department of the Interior, preceded by service as a Staff Attorney in the Interior Office of the Solicitor and Interior Board of Land Appeals.
He is a past chair of the Forest Resources Committee, American Bar Association. He earned both his J.D. and A.B. degrees from Georgetown University.