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Hall of Fame Recipients (photos and biographies)
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Hall of Fame Recipients (list only)
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photo of klaus steinbeckKlaus Steinbeck

Born: Munich, Germany 1937
B.S.F. University of Georgia 1961
M.S. University of Georgia 1962
Ph.D. Michigan State University 1965

Plant Physiologist, USDA Forest Service 1965-1969
Professor, University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forest Resources 1969-2000

Noted authority on hardwood silviculture and short-rotation woody biomass fiber production systems. Chairman, Southeastern SAF. Beloved teacher. Keeper of the Archives, Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame.

Inducted in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2011.


photo of william millerWilliam F. Miller III

Born: Atlanta GA 1948
B.S.F.R. University of Georgia 1970

Area Forester, Timber Buyer, Supervisor, Superintendent, Procurement Manager, Region Manager and Director of Wood Procurement of Woodlands Division - Union Camp Corporation 1972-1999

Southeast Region Manager, Director of Sustainable Forest Technologies - International Paper Company 1999-2005

Vice-President of Forest Operations - F&W Forestry Services, Inc., 2006 - Present

Leader in the forestry community and served as President of the Georgia Forestry Association and Georgia Forestry Foundation, and past Board member of the Alabama and South Carolina Forestry Associations. Served as President of the UGA Warnell Alumni Association and Big Jay Hook. Member of the Society of American Foresters since 1973 with several leadership positions. Elected SAF Fellow in 2012.

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2012.


photo of andy stoneMiles A. "Andy" Stone

Born: Athens GA 1951
B.S.F.R. University of Georgia 1974

President, Stuckey Timberland, Inc. 1986-2006
President, Superior Pine Products Company 2006-2012

Recognized for a career of working with private non-industrial timberland owners and family-owned businesses that emphasized the importance of forestry to our economy, environment and wildlife. Served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Georgia Forestry Association, Advisory Boards for the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Center for Forest Business, Governor's Agriculture Advisory Commission, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Heart of Georgia Technical College Foundation and Okefenokee Technical College Foundation.

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2012.


photo of earl barrsEarl D. Barrs

Born: Cochran GA 1952
B.S.F.R. University of Georgia 1974

President, Knapp-Barrs & Associates 1984-Present
President, Due South Investments, LLC 1997-Present

As President of Knapp-Barrs & Associates and Due South Investments, LLC, he has been a leader in forest resource management in the Southeast. His leadership as President of the Georgia Forestry Association and Chair of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board along with serving on the Forest Landowners Association Board has positively impacted numerous forestry and natural resource policies. Earl and his wife Wanda, with their award winning Gully Branch Tree Farm, were selected as Georgia Tree Farmers of the Year in 2008 and National Tree Farmers of the Year in 2009. In 2010 they received the Governor's Award for Environmental Stewardship and Conservation.

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2012.


photo of claude yearwoodClaude E. Yearwood

Born: Byron, Georgia 1947
B.S.F. University of Georgia 1969

Procurement Forester and Area Forester, Georgia Kraft 1973-1986
Procurement Manager, Macon Kraft 1986-1992
Procurement Manager, Riverwood International 1992-1996
Manager of Operations, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, The Price Companies 1996 - Present

Leader in the forestry community serving as President of the Georgia Forestry Association, President of the UGA Warnell Alumni Association, Chairman of the Warnell Steering Committee, Jayhole Club Big Jay Hook and Treasurer of the Georgia Forestry Foundation. Member of the Society of American Foresters serving in many leadership positions including Georgia Division Chair, Southeastern SAF Chair and member of the National House of Society Delegates. Elected Fellow in 1992. Instrumental in founding the Billy Lancaster Forestry Youth Camp for educating youth about natural resource management. Chairman of the Camp's Endowment Fund Committee.

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2013.


photo of sharon nix dolliverSharon Nix Dolliver

Born: Columbus, GA 1954
B.S.F. University of Georgia 1976
M.S. Ed. Georgia State University 1981

State Urban Forestry Coordinator, Georgia Forestry Commission 1984-1998
Chief, Communications and Urban Forestry - Georgia Forestry Commission 1998-2008
Owner, Dolliver Communications and Education Services, LLC 2009-Present
Southeastern SAF Business Manager 2011-Present

Recognized for leadership in helping to found the Billy Lancaster Forestry Youth Camp, Georgia Urban Forest Council and Georgia Project Learning Tree Program. Served as member and chair of the Georgia State Board of Registration and member of the Warnell Alumni Association. Society of American Foresters member since 1976 serving in leadership positions at National, Southeastern, Division and Chapter levels. Elected SAF Fellow in 2007. Recipient of American Forests' National Urban Forestry Medal, National PLT Gold Star Award, Georgia Wildlife Federation's Educator of the Year Award and the Southeastern SAF Public Education and Technology Award.

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2014.


photo of tom norrisTom F. Norris

Born: Martinsburg WV 1949
B.S.F. R. University of Georgia 1971

Land Manager, Continental Forest Industries, 1971-1979
Wood Procurement Manager, Continental Forest Industries, 1979-1984
Land/Procurement Manager, Union Camp Corporation, 1984-1993
Vice President, Timber Division, Interstate Resources, 1993-Presentt

Leader in the forestry community serving as Chairman of Board of the Forest Resources Association and on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Georgia Forestry Association. Served as President of the UGA Warnell Alumni Association, Chairman of the Warnell Steering Committee, Chairman of the Georgia Tree Farm Committee, Jay Hole Club Big Jay Hook, Member of the Warnell Dean’s Advisory Board and President of the SAF Savannah Area Forestry Club. Member of the Society of American Foresters since 1972.

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2015.


photo of william humphriesWilliam C. Humphries, Jr.

Born: Macon GA 1942
B.S.F. University of Georgia 1965

Consulting Forester and Chairman of the Board, Forest Resource Consulatants Inc, 1970-present

Notable contributor to the forestry consulting industry and founder of the Forest Resource Consultants firm. One of the first consultants to implement personal computer use in private forest management by the development of computerized growth and yield and harvest scheduling models. Developed first training manual for mass appraisal of rural lands for the UGA Institute for Governmental Training. Served as Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF) southern region director and national president, Forest Landowners Association board member and member of the Georgia Board of Registration for Foresters. Recipient of the ACF Distinguished Forester Award.

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2016.


photo of bob lazenbyWilliam Robert "Bob" Lazenby

Born: Chattanooga TN 1944
B.S.F. University of Georgia 1968

Chief of Forest Information and Urban Forestry, Georgia Forestry Commission,1986-1997
Deputy Director, Georgia Forestry Commission, 1997-2003
Interim Director, Georgia Forestry Commission, 2003-2005
Owner and President, Arbor Creek Forestry LLC, 2005-Present

Exemplary promoter of forestry professionalism and integrity through leadership in many forestry organizations. Served as Georgia State Board of Registration for Foresters Chair; Warnell School Alumni Steering Committee member and Big Jayhook; Georgia Project Learning Tree Steering Committee Chair; and State Tree Farm Committee Co-Chair. Georgia Forestry Commission leadership roles include District Forester, Regional Forester, Chief of Forest Information and Urban Forestry, Deputy Director and Interim Director. Served 28 years in the U.S. Army and Georgia National Guard in capacities including Company Commander and Battalion Commander. Served the Society of American Foresters as Georgia Division Chair, Southeastern SAF Chair and National Council Representative. Elected Fellow in 1995.

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2016.


photo of robert olszewskiRobert J. Olszewski

Born: Wyandotte MI 1956
B.S.F. Michigan Technical University 1978
M.S. University of Georgia 1980

State Forest Hydrologist, Florida Division of Forestry, 1980-1986
Director of Governmental Affairs, Florida Forestry Association, 1986-1993
Director of Environmental Affairs, Georgia-Pacific Corporation/The Timber Company, 1993-2001
Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Plum Creek Timber Company, 2001-2016t

Extraordinary policy analyst and a champion of scientifically-based policy development. His substantial contributions to shaping local, state and national level forest and environmental policy encompassed committee work for the American Forest and Paper Association, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Forest Landowners Association, Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Society of American Foresters. He served as chair of the Forest Landowner Foundation, board member of the Forest Landowners Association, and on advisory committees for the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, the School of Forest Resources at Auburn University and a variety of other groups.

Inducted in the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame in 2016.