OFRI board welcomes new members

PORTLAND, Ore.Oregon State Forester Peter Daugherty has appointed two new members to the Oregon Forest Resources Institute board of directors, and reappointed a current member for a second three-year term.

Jerry Anderson, the northwest Oregon region manager for Boston, Mass.-based Hancock Forest Management, and Casey Roscoe, senior vice president of public relations with Eugene-based Seneca Family of Companies, officially join the OFRI board this month. At the same time, Jennifer Phillippi, who co-manages her family’s Cave Junction-based forestland business, Perpetua Forests Company, is starting her second board term.

Roscoe and Anderson are replacing outgoing OFRI board members Dave Furtwangler, the president of Cascade Timber Consulting, and Jim Hunt, an area manager for Campbell Global LLC, both of whose terms expired.

Anderson is responsible for all operations on 216,000 acres of forestland managed by Hancock Forest Management. Before his current position, he was chief area forester for Boise Cascade. Roscoe manages Seneca’s public affairs and community outreach efforts. Before joining Seneca, which her grandfather founded in 1954, she worked in media and marketing.

The 13-member OFRI board includes representatives of forest products producers of varying size that pay harvest taxes to support OFRI’s programs. The board also contains one member representing small woodland owners and one representing forest-sector employees. Ex officio members include a public representative and the dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry.

About the Oregon Forest Resources Institute:

The Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Forest Resources Institute in 1991 to advance public understanding of forests, forest management and forest products, and to encourage sound forestry through landowner education. A 13-member board of directors governs OFRI. It is funded by a portion of the forest products harvest tax.