ROCKVILLE, MD - Forest2Market President and CEO Pete Stewart, received the Staff Award at the Forest Resources Assn.’s 2010 Annual Meeting for his support of the organization and its goals.

According to FRA President Richard Lewis, the Staff Award recognizes a member who has stepped in beyond the call of duty to make the FRA a more effective organization, generally by filling a need the staff is not equipped to fill. “Associations like ours have limited staffs and resources. As a result, we rely on our members to assist us. Stewart did this over and over again in the last year.”

Among the services Stewart was recognized for were his continual offers to put Forest2Market’s capabilities behind the FRA, including an offer to keep the Western statistics program running during a staff transition. In addition, Stewart was involved in discussions about the emerging biomass issue.

FRA Director of Communications Neil Ward observed, “Pete not only helped us clarify conflicts, but he also helped us move beyond the easy dogmas toward a more nuanced understanding of what biomass will mean for the industry.”

Stewart said, “The only thing that is greater than my appreciation to the staff of the FRA for this award is my surprise at winning it. I belong to and work with the FRA because we have a common mission, the long-term productivity and sustainability of our forests and forest products industries. I look forward to working with the FRA and its experienced and tireless staff for many, many years.”


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