Photo Release: Tuberville, Colleagues Meet with Forest Industry Professionals

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) joined U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Mike Braun (R-IN) in a roundtable discussion with members of the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO). They discussed ways to support the timber and forest products industries across the nation, including in Alabama, with investments in mass timber, forest management, critical forest, and wood carbon data.


Senator Tuberville is Alabama’s first elected Senator to serve on the Senate AG Committee since 1997. As Alabama’s voice on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, (AG) Senator Tuberville is committed to giving Alabama’s rural and farming communities a seat at the table for key agriculture negotiations like the Farm Bill.

Joining Senators Tuberville, Boozman, and Braun in the discussion were:

  • Mike Cerchiaro; CEO of Forest Investment Associates
  • Marc Walley; Chairman & Senior Managing Director of Forest Investment Associates
  • Mark Emerson; CEO of Sierra Pacific
  • Collin Emmerson; Log Procurement Manager of Sierra Pacific
  • Troy Harris; Managing Director of Jamestown
  • Dan Hudnut; President of Wagner Forest Management, Ltd.
  • Toby Luther; President & CEO of Lone Rock Resources
  • Mark McHugh; President & CEO of Rayonier
  • Tom Sarno; Global Head of Timberland Investments of ManuLife

In the state of Alabama, NAFO member companies own 3,157,698 acres that support 15,226 jobs.

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.