Charles L. VanOver
Vice President, Director of Corporate Development
Charlie started with FIA in 1994 and served as Vice President, Director of Real Estate Transactions where he managed the acquisition and sale of timberland until January 2019. He is presently Vice President, Director of Corporate Development with responsibilities in strategic planning, professional association representation, new product development and the firm’s leadership, education and professional development program (LEAD FIA). Charlie remains a member of the Real Estate Transactions Team where his extensive experience in all aspects of timberland investments, forest management, timber procurement operations and real estate transactions continues to add value to the firm’s transaction activities. He is a member of the FIA Investment Committee.
Previously, Charlie was employed by The Travelers Insurance Company for 10 years where he was responsible for Travelers’ timberland investments in the Eastern United States. He also worked for Georgia-Pacific Corporation in timber procurement management positions with responsibilities for timber valuation, contract negotiations, harvest planning, supervision and landowner relations. Charlie holds a B.S. in Forest Management from West Virginia University.
Charlie is a Registered Forester, a Certified Forester® and is a member of the Society of American Foresters. He serves on the Board of Directors of Forest Investment Associates, the Forest Landowners Association and The Forest History Society. In addition, Charlie is a member and past President of the Association of Consulting Foresters.