LUFKIN, TEXAS – Mike Hamilton of Spring, Texas has been elected President of Texas Forestry Association (TFA). Hamilton was recommended by TFA’s Nominating Committee and approved by the Executive Committee during TFA’s annual convention to fill the position in 2016. Hamilton will serve as President as the trade association focuses on growing the next hundred years and celebrating partnerships made during that tenure.
“Mike Hamilton has been actively involved in Texas Forestry Association for many years,” said Ron Hufford, Executive Director of TFA. “He served on the Annual Meeting Committee to help prepare our 100th anniversary celebration and served as Chairman of the committee this past year. Mike and his wife, Kim, are life members of the Texas Forestry Association. He is highly respected by his peers, and his experience as in the forestry industry is an asset as TFA continues to strengthen the forestry community.”
Hamilton started his forestry career with a Bachelor of Science from Stephen F. Austin State University, majoring in both forestry and wildlife sciences. He graduated in December of 1975 and began with Champion International in 1976 as a Woods Technician in Conroe, Texas. Hamilton continued to move up the ladder with Champion, finally serving as Forest Manager in the Livingston area before joining Resource Management Services, LLC as Texas Region Manager.
Mike and his wife, Kim, have been married 35 years. They have one daughter, Mandie who is married to Travis Dixon. The Hamiltons enjoy snow skiing, home remodeling projects, working in the yard, shooting sports, and golf.