L. Michael Kelly
Chairman of the Board
Michael started with FIA in 1990 and was President for eight years, Executive Vice President for five years and Vice President and Director of Timberland Management for nine years prior to assuming his current position. He was previously employed by International Paper Company, where he held positions in timberland management, wood fiber procurement and fiber flow planning and cost analysis.
Michael holds a B.S. in Forestry from Auburn University and an M.B.A. from the University of South Alabama. He is on the Forest History Society Board of Directors, serves on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Forest Owners and on the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Alumni Advisory Council and the Auburn University Research Advisory Board.
Michael is a Registered Forester, a Certified Forester® and a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters. He has been a featured speaker at forestry investment conferences, association meetings and forestry schools.