Board of Directors

Elections

The Association elects four officers -- a president and vice-president annually, and a secretary and treasurer in even-numbered years.  Their responsibilities are described in the ByLaws.  Both to represent the members, and to provide services to members, each region depicted in the map below elects up to five regional directors, who serve two-year-terms.


Regional Map





Committees

In addition, there are several committees that meet in between meetings to forward the work of the Association. Members are encouraged to contact a Director or our Executive Director if they would like to serve on a committee. Committee assignments are renewed and revised each year. Most committee meetings take place via conference call.

Executive Committee (Officers only) - deals with decisions when the board is not in session; handles other issues as necessary.

Finance Committee - develops the Association business plan, develops an annual budget, and accounts for all Association funds.

Legislative Committee - recommends legislative action for board approval; organizes IFA Lobby Day in the state legislature.

Membership Committee - develops and follows a plan for the systematic growth of the Association, including programs for member retention and member recruitment.

Marketing Committee - manages internal and external communications relating to the Association, including the newsletter, news releases, brochures, pamphlets, and publications.

Landowner Advisers - serve on an ad hoc basis to advise on program content and delivery.

Technical Advisory Committee - addresses all technical issues; drafts position statements; and provides technical support to regional activities.

(Ad Hoc) Annual Meeting Program and Arrangements Committee(s)

(Ad Hoc) Nominating Committee



OFFICERS

President  John Edgington, Flat Rock, IL, (217) 840-5162

Vice-President  Joe FitzSimmons, Vienna, IL, (618) 695-5125, Email

Secretary  Dave Gillespie, Chatham, IL, (217) 483-2711, Email

Treasurer  Tom Desulis, Frederick, IL, (217) 322-6151, Email

Past President  Mike McMahan, Vienna, IL, (618) 977-3415, Email

Executive Director  Stephanie Brown, Golconda, IL, (618) 949-3699, Email

DIRECTORS

Region 1 Directors

Bill Fern, Chicago, IL, (773) 551-5561, billfern@billfern.com

Fredric Miller, Joliet, IL (815) 280-2740, fmiller@jjc.edu

Mike Woolery*, Winnebago, IL, (815) 222-0009, mikewoolery@mchsi.com

Region 2 Directors     

Carol Bryant*, Mt. Olive, IL (618) 444-3864, cabryant@gmail.com

Jim Hynes*, Pleasant Plains, IL (217) 502-4528, hynesfarm@gmail.com

Noel Lane, Macomb, IL (309)333-4078, nplane@gmail.com

Dan Schmoker, Springfield, IL (217) 529-0061, danwalnut1@gmail.com

Region 3 Directors

Nate Beccue, Monticello, IL (217) 333-3287 ext. 208, nbeccue@illinois.edu

Stan Sipp, Mansfield, IL (217) 489-9003, sksipp@illinois.edu

Region 4 Directors

Jim Kirkland*, Stonefort, IL (618) 695-3383, 1984kirk@gmail.com

Joe Newcomb, Norris City, IL (618)599-5067, newcomb.joe@gmail.com

Landon Satterfield, Boaz, KY (618) 218-4826, lsatter@siu.edu

Roger Smith*, Benton, IL (618) 927-2057, smithtreefarmllc@hotmail.com    

* indicates term expiring, possible re-election during IFA's 2017 business meeting

We accept postal mail at


                            Illinois Forestry Association
                            P. O. Box 224
                            Chatham, IL    62629




Technical Advisors

Chris Evans, Advisory Committee Chair

University of Illinois Extension Forester

618/695-3383 (office)

cwevans@illinois.edu


Kurt Bobsin

Forester - Retired IDNR

217/469-3174 (home)

kwbobsin@gmail.com


Wade Conn

State Forester, USDA-NRCS

217/353-6647 (office)

wade.conn@il.usda.gov


Paul Deizman

IDNR Forest Resources

217/782-3376 (office)

paul.deizman@illinois.gov


John Edgington

University of Illinois (retired)

217/840-5162

johnedg@illinois.edu


Jay Hayek

University of Illinois Extension Forester

217/244-0534 (office)

jhayek@illinois.edu


Susan Romano

Western Illinois University

309/333-1568

s-romano2@wiu.edu


Dan Schmoker

Forester - Retired IDNR

217/529-0061 (home)

danwalnut1@gmail.com


Stan Sipp

Forester

217/489-9003

sksipp@illinois.edu


Gary Stratton

Forester - Retired IDNR

618/736-2854

stratton@hamiltoncom.net


Chris Whittom

IDNR Forest Resources

217/785-8264 (office)

217/280-3659 (cell)

chris.whittom@illinois.gov


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COMMITTEES

EXEC - Executive Committee
LEG - Legislative Committee
FIN - Finance Committee
Tech - Technical Advisory Committee                                                                                 MAR - Marketing and Public Relations Committee
MEM - Membership Committee
LAND - Landowner Advisors
AnMtg- Annual Meeting
NOM - Nominating Committee

 MEMBER

 EXEC

 LEG

 FIN

 Tech

MAR

MEM

 LAND

 AnMtg

 NOM

 Beccue




X


X




 Bobsin


X


X






 Brown

X

X

 

 

X*

 

 

X*

X

 Bryant






X*

X



 Conn




X






 Deizman




X

X

X




 Desulis

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 Edgington

X

X


X






 Evans




X*




X


 Fern







X

X


 FitzSimmons

X




X


X



 Gillespie

X

X*

X



X


X

X

 Hayek




X






 Hynes


X*





X


X*

 Kirkland




X


X




 Lane







X



 McMahan

X


X*



X

X



 Miller




X




X*


 Newcomb




X




X


 Satterfield




X






 Schmoker



X

X




X


 Sipp




X




X


 Smith




X

X





 Stratton

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 Whittom

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 Woolery

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Committee Chair or Co-Chair

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