Endowment elects new members and new officers

ENDOWMENT ELECTS NEW MEMBERS AND NEW OFFICERSThe U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) this past week welcomed the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. Judith Stockdale of Chicago, Illinois and Colin Moseley of Seattle, Washington were elected at the fall meeting of the Endowment board.

The Endowment also announced the election of new officers for 2014: John Weaver, Chairman; Tamar Datan, Vice Chair; and Jon Voigtman, Treasurer.

“This transition is bitter-sweet for the Endowment as we move from our inaugural Board of Directors who helped root the organization to those who will see us grow into the future. We can’t say enough about the dedication and caliber of people – past and present — who have agreed to volunteer their time to guide our important work,” said Endowment President & CEO Carlton Owen. Stockdale joined the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (GDDF) in 1994 and retired at the end of 2012. Prior to GDDF she served as the first executive director of the Great Lakes Protection Fund. She is also a director of the Nuveen Funds, is on the boards of Donors Forum and Friends of Ryerson Woods, and has served on a number of nonprofit boards and government advisory commissions. Moseley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Simpson Investment Company, Green Diamond Resource Company, and Simpson Paper Company. He served as Chairman of American Forest & Paper Association Inc. where he continues to serves as a Board member.

Weaver, of Augusta, Georgia, is the former Chairman of AbitibiBowater and served as the first Canadian liaison to the Endowment Board.

Datan, of Leesburg, Virginia, is a consultant specializing in non-profit management and governance. She served as Executive Vice President of the Amazon Conservation Team and as a former staff member of The Nature Conservancy and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Voigtman, of New York City, is Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Investments with RBC Capital Markets.

The Endowment bids farewell to three of its charter Board members Karl Stauber of Danville, Virginia; Mil Duncan of New Castle, New Hampshire; and David Dodson of Durham, North Carolina.

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