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Departmental Advisory Board

The Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries is proud to work with an advisory board. The board serves the department by:

  • Providing the department head and faculty advice and counsel related to forestry, wildlife, and fisheries issues.
  • Providing leadership in developing forestry, wildlife, and fisheries resources through the University of Tennessee.
  • Increasing communication between public and private agencies, industry, groups and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

View the Advisory Board of Friends Charter.

The FWF Advisory board outside of the Plant Biotechnology Building.

2020 Advisory Board Members

Jim Bell
Regional Field Service Director,
TN Farm Bureau
Jason Lupardus
Conservation Field Manager,
National Wild Turkey Federation
Ed Carter
Executive Director,
TWRA
Peggy W. Shute
Assistant Field Supervisor, Retired,
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Dr. Chuck Coutant
Consulting Aquatic Biologist and Retired,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Terry Liles
Director of Raw Materials,
Huber Engineered Woods, LLC
Candace Dinwiddie
Executive Director,
TN Forestry Association
Bob Russell
Manager, Mill Operations and Wood Procurement,
Brown-Forman Corp.
Edgar Faust
Managing Partner,
Emory River Land Company
Gary Schneider
Professor Emeritus,
Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
Kevin P. Hoyt
Director,
Forest Resources Research & Education Center
Jeffrey M. Siegrist
Managing Partner,
Jeffrey M. Siegrist & Company
David Arnold
State Forester & Assistant Commissioner, Forestry,
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Bill Williams
President,
Rhyne Lumber Company
Jeffery A. Jones
Circle J Tree Farm
Cindy Williams
Program Supervisor – Fisheries SE Region,
US Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior