Michael L. Clutter, Ph.D.
Vice President, Director of U.S. Investments and Operations
Dr. Clutter is responsible for operations and investment strategy supporting Forest Investment Associates’ (FIA) interests in timberland investment and management in North America. He serves on FIA’s Executive and Investment Committees. Before returning to the private sector with FIA, Mike was the Dean and Hargreaves Distinguished Professor of Forest Finance at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. During his time in academia, Mike was responsible for teaching graduate courses in forest finance in the Warnell School and undergraduate and MBA corporate finance courses in the Terry College of Business.
Previously, Mike spent over 20 years in the forest products industry working with Union Camp Corporation, Georgia-Pacific, and The Timber Company where he was the Director of Decision Support and Information Resources. His primary research interests include the use of financial analysis techniques in the timber and timberland industry, changes in timberland ownership and the factors that impact those changes, and the use of forest information technology in asset valuation.
Mike received a Bachelor of Forest Resources degree from Mississippi State University (1981), and a Master of Forest Resources degree (1983) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (1993) from the University of Georgia in biometrics and corporate finance. Dr. Clutter is a member of the Society of American Foresters, the Financial Management Association, an inductee of the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame and past associate editor of Forest Science.