Karla Guyn, PhD (Chair)
Ducks Unlimited Canada
During her 20-year career, Karla has established herself as a respected international conservation leader. Karla’s love for wetlands and waterfowl first brought her to Ducks Unlimited in 1994 as a summer student. Over the years, she advanced through the organization, working on a variety of national and regional conservation programs. Prior to becoming CEO, she served as the organization’s National Director of Conservation To this day, nothing motivates her more than conserving the natural world.
Guy Gleysteen (Vice Chair)
Guy provides strategic direction to help advance GreenBlue’s mission of fostering the creation of a resilient system of commerce based on the principles of sustainable materials management. Previously, Guy was Senior Vice President, Production at Meredith Corp. where he was responsible for the global production operations for the legacy Time Inc. brands overseeing teams in the U.S., U.K., India, and Hong Kong.
Kevin Edgson (Treasurer)
President and CEO
EACOM Timber Corp.
Kevin started his career more than 30 years ago, initially in the plywood and veneer business, then in the pulp and paper sector, before focusing on solid and engineered wood products. He has worked in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec, holding roles in all facets of the business, from finance and accounting to operations management, sales, and marketing. Kevin also serves on the board of directors of the Forest Products Association of Canada and FPInnovations. Additionally, Kevin is the Eastern Co-Chair of the Canadian Lumber Trade Council and is active with the Softwood Lumber Board.
Wood Council Chairperson
In his role as the United Steelworkers Wood Council Chair, Jeff represents sawmill workers, timber transportation workers and others working in the forestry sector. He became a rank and file member of the International Woodworkers of America in 1994 when he was hired as an operator at the Elko Sawmill in British Columbia. Jeff has served the United Steelworkers union in a full-time staff role since 2012.
Canadian Parks Council
As Executive Director of the Canadian Parks Council (CPC), Dawn oversees projects that have been identified to promote excellence and advance the powerful benefits of parks for our environment, society and economy. While Dawn’s role has her working closely with parks, she greatly appreciates the role of managed forests in providing a range of environmental, social, and economic benefits. She has served in a variety of leadership roles, including as Board Member/Secretary of the Canadian National Committee of IUCN, Member of the Commission for Education and Communication of IUCN, and past Chair of the Board of the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada. Dawn has also partnered with PLT Canada over the last three years to advance the work experiences of over 700 youth in parks across Canada in 11 provinces and territories.
Nicola Tribal Association
Lennard is president of the Nicola Tribal Association, the advisory body for seven First Nation’s Indian Bands in British Columbia. He is a Registered Professional Forester, a member of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation, and represents the Shackan Band as a Director. He also serves on the Board of the National Aboriginal Forestry Association and sits as an advisor and committee member with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Forestry. In 2011, Lennard became the General Manager of Stuwix Resources Joint Venture, a First Nations owned and operated forestry company.
Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Gail’s deep experience in the environmental sector goes back to the mid-1990s. Gail works closely with the forest sector and others to help ensure industry is equipped and able to demonstrate leadership in reducing the spread of invasive species. Gail is a widely recognized facilitator and educator on natural resource management and community issues in Canada. She has organized and facilitated public advisory groups to achieve joint solutions on complex resource management issues including land use planning processes, park management plans, senior policy development and a wide range of local community initiatives.
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