CHRIS ISAACSON-Executive Vice-President, Alabama Forestry Association
Chris Isaacson is the Executive Vice President of the Alabama Forestry Association (AFA). Founded in 1949, AFA works at the local, state and national level to protect and promote the interests of Alabama’s forestry community including landowners, loggers, foresters, and forest products companies. Chris has served in this role for more than 10 years and is responsible for all operations of the Association as well as a number of affiliated organizations including the Alabama Forestry Foundation.
Early in his career, Chris worked in the forest products industry in land management, wood procurement, corporate planning and corrugated container plant management. He then joined the faculty of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University and, most recently, Chris was a partner and manager of a wood supply company with harvesting, woodyard, and sawmill operations in Alabama and Georgia.
Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Forest Products Industry Workmen’s Compensation Fund, Alabama Forests Forever Foundation, Alabama FFA Foundation, Alabama Log-a-Load for Kids Foundation and the Alabama Forest Resources Center as well as serving on the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Advisory Council, SFI – Alabama State Implementation Committee, and the Alabama Tree Farm Committee. Chris has previously served on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Forest Owners and the American Forest Foundation’s Woodlands Operating Committee.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife management and a Master of Science degree in forest ecology from Auburn University. He has also completed an advanced education program at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Chris currently holds designations as a Registered Forester and Certified Wildlife Biologist.