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Pictured from left to right, front row: Julio Alvarez, Council Coordinator; Jacob Schriner, Kirby Kendrick, Jessica Fly, Seth Netterville, and Kyle Gunderson.
Pictured from left to right, back row: Bob Miller, Trent Yoder, Matt Fisk, Tripp Josey, Andy Nuffer, and Drew Battle.

HMA NextGen Leaders Council

The purpose of the HMA NextGen Leaders Council is to engage the next generation of leadership in HMA member companies and the industry, and to seek their input as to how the HMA can better serve the professional development of future leaders.

Membership is open to anyone under the age of 40, who is currently employed in an HMA member company, and has been recommended by an HMA member. During their three-year term, Council members:

  • are encouraged to attend HMA Board of Directors meetings, as well as Hardwood Federation Fly-Ins, in order to become familiar with all aspects of HMA and gain insight into industry issues.
  • must be willing and available to work on various HMA sponsored projects to help further develop each Council members and to offer insight and recommendations on improvements for the HMA.

Current NextGen Council Members and Council Coordinator:

Tripp Pryor - American Hardwood Export Council
Geoff Henderson - Anderson-Tully Company
Zack Rickman - Atlanta Hardwood Corporation
Drew Battle - Battle Lumber Company, Inc.
Andy Nuffer - Bill Hanks Lumber Company, Inc.
Jessica Fly - Fly Tie & Lumber, LLC
Tyler Johnston - Frank Miller Lumber Company, Inc.
Seth Netterville - Fred Netterville Lumber Company
Kelsey Tuck - Gates Milling, Inc.
Richard Buchanan - Granite Hardwoods, Inc.
Logan Josey - Josey Lumber Company, Inc.
Kirby Kendrick - Kendrick Forest Products, Inc.
Jacob Schriner - Northwest Hardwoods, Inc.
Kyle Gunderson - Pike Lumber Company, Inc.
Jason Dallas - Stella-Jones Corporation
Truss Beasley - Thompson Hardwoods, Inc.
Nick Thompson - Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods, Inc.
Jeremy Garcia - Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.

Council Coordinator - Claire Getty - Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods, Inc.

Upcoming: In September, HMA’s NextGen Leaders –along with the Emerging Leaders group of the National Wood Flooring Association – will be participating in special meetings and events in association with the Hardwood Federation Fall Fly-In, September 11-13, in Washington D.C.

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