Strickland Joins F&W To Lead Timberland Acquisitions And Sales Activities

ALBANY, Ga. — Jody T. Strickland, former land acquisitions manager for Weyerhaeuser Company, has joined F&W Forestry Services, Inc., as vice president of Timberland Transactions.

Strickland joins F&W with more than 26 years diverse experience in the forestry sector in numerous capacities including timberland acquisitions and sales, land management, forest operations, inventory, harvesting, and wood procurement.

F&W is a major U.S. and international forestry management, consulting, and services firm headquartered in Albany, Ga., with operations throughout the major forestry regions of the U.S., South America, and France.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Jody Strickland join the F&W team,” said Marshall Thomas, F&W president.  “She has tremendous experience in timberland acquisitions and sales and will greatly enhance F&W’s forest real estate capabilities.”

Thomas said Strickland’s principal responsibility will be to expand F&W’s timberland acquisitions and sales services to clients throughout the company’s U.S. and international service areas.

Under Strickland’s leadership, F&W will locate forest properties for clients, conduct a financial analysis on the purchase, and oversee the acquisition.  Additionally, F&W offers investors turnkey administration of their forestland, including integrated forest management, timber sales, accounting services, and, if desirable, the disposition of the properties.

Prior to joining F&W, Strickland spent four years as acquisition manager at Weyerhaeuser where she was responsible for development and execution of the Timberlands Growth Strategy following the company’s conversion to REIT status.  During her tenure the company purchased more than $2.8 billion worth of timberland.

Strickland’s background also includes 20 years of experience at Weyerhaeuser and Proctor & Gamble in leadership positions in forest operations, wood procurement, land management, harvesting, engineering, and manufacturing.

In addition to her career in the private forestry sector, she was Forest Management Chief at the Georgia Forestry Commission where she managed state forest land and directed the agency’s Water Quality, Forest Health, Rural Forestry Assistance, Forest Stewardship, Forest Conservation and Legacy, and Forest Inventory Analysis programs.

Strickland earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Florida.  She is a member of the Georgia Forestry Association and she currently chairs the Georgia Forest Foundation.  She is also a member of the UGA Warnell School of Forest Resources Center for Forest Business Advisory Council.

F&W provides services to forestland owners in the U.S. through its network of 19 branch offices in 12 states.  The company manages private forestlands in South America through its offices in Brazil and Uruguay and recently entered into a partnership with French forestry firm Cabinet Coudert to expand timberland investment opportunities in Europe and French-speaking North Africa.
About F&W:
Established in 1962, F&W Forestry Services, Inc., of Albany, Ga., is one of the nation’s oldest and largest forest consulting and management firms.  The company handles timber sales and provides comprehensive forest management and consulting services to private and industrial landowners through a network of 19 offices in 12 states comprising the Southern pine belt, the Central and Appalachia regions, Upstate New York, and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest. It also manages private forestlands in South America and Europe with offices in Uruguay, Brazil, and France.
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