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Board of Directors

Forest Resources Alumni Group Board of Directors

April 2017

Elected at-large members 

David J. Gustafson  (’00 FORSC)   2018   2nd
President, Forest Resources Alumni Group
and CAAS Representative
(Chief, Forestry Division, Bureau of Habitat Management,
Pennsylvania Game Commission)
459 Bower Ridge Road
Loysville, PA  17047
(717) 787-2039  office    
e-mail:  dgustafson@pa.gov

Nicholas Lylo  ('89 FORSC)    2018   2nd
(District Forester, Lackawanna Forest District, PA DCNR, Bureau of Forestry)
17 Campground Road
Dallas, PA  18612
(570) 945-7133 office
e-mail:  nlylo@pa.gov

Samantha J. Pedder  ('11 W F S)   2018   1st
Vice President, Forest Resources Alumni Group
(Director of Business Development, Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports)
1100 First Street, NE
Suite 825
Washington, DC 20002
(724) 972-2064 office
e-mail:  spedder37@gmail.com 

Chad M. Stewart  ('00 W F S)   2018   1st
(Deer, Elk, and Moose Management Specialist, Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources)
3976 Shoals Drive
Okemos, MI 48864
(812) 585-0500  home
e-mail: chadstewart1313@gmail.com

William R. Donley ('78 FORSC)  2019   1st
(Retired president and CEO, Tangent Rail Corporation)
1235 Trevanian Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1018
e-mail: wrdonley@gmai.com

Stephen C. Grado ('79 FORSC. '84g & '92g FOR R)  2019   1st
(George L. Switzer Professor of Forestry, Mississippi State University)
P.O. Box 9681, Dept. of Forestry
Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS 39762
(602) 325-2792 office
e-mail: s.c.grado@msstate.edu

Derald J. Hay (‘03 FORSC; ‘07g FOR R)    2019   2nd
(Senior Attorney, Goodwin Procter LLP)
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 570-1737 office
e-mail: dhay@goodwinlaw.com

David B. Lezzer ('00 FORSC)    2019   2nd
(Log buyer, "Rolling Ridge Woods LLC")
2710 Mara Loma Circle
Wooster, OH  44691
e-mail:  psu4ster@hotmail.com

Robert T. Caccese  ('12 WFS)    2020   1st
(Staff Attorney, Penn State)
135B Land and Water Research Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-7500  office
e-mail:  rtc5057@psu.edu

Terry P. Harrison  ('77 FORSC)    2020   1st
(Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Penn State)
459 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-3357  office
814-863-7067  fax
e-mail:  tharrison@psu.edu

Gene F. Odato  (75 FORSC)     2020   1st
(Retired District Forester, Tuscarora State Forest, PA DCNR)
154 Polecat Road
Landisburg, PA 17040
(717) 789-9206  home
e-mail: godato@centurylink.net

Thomas A. Young  (’76 FORSC)    2020   1st
(Retired, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.)
Boalsburg, PA
(410) 599-6833  cell
e-mail:  psutom76@gmail.com

Immediate Past President, Forest Resources Alumni Group
Stephen E. Fairweather  ('74 FORSC, '92g FOR R)  
(Principal/Biometrician;  Mason, Bruce, and Girard, Inc.)
707 SW Washington St., Suite 1300
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 224-3445 ext. 419  office
e-mail:  sfairwea@masonbruce.com

Department Head, Ecosystem Science and Management
Michael G. Messina ('79 FOR)
121 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-7093 office
e-mail: mgm20@psu.edu

Assistant Director for Outreach, Ecosystem Science and Management ex officio
James C. Finley (’70, ’75g)
302 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-0402 office
e-mail: jfinley@psu.edu

President, College of Ag Sciences Alumni Society (CAAS) ex officio
Eric B. Cowden  (’03 AG SC)
(Community Outreach Manager, Marcellus Shale Coalition)
119 Arrowhead Drive
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 344-4467  home
e-mail:  ecowden@marcelluscoalition.org

Faculty Member, Ecosystem Science and Management
Marc E. McDill
(Associate Professor of Forest Management)
310 Forest Resources Building
University Park, 16802
(814) 865-1602 office
e-mail:

Undergraduate Student, Ecosystem Science and Management
Hunter R. Mangel
(B.S. Candidate, Wildlife and Fisheries Science)
802 Brumbaugh Hall
University Park, PA 16802
e-mail: hrm5112@psu.edu

Graduate Student, Ecosystem Science and Management
Warren Reed
(Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology)
317 Forest Resources Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802
e-mail:  wpr5005@psu.edu

Executive Director, Forest Resources Alumni Group
Ellen A. Manno (’86g FOR R)
(Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs and Alumni Relations)
114 Forest Resources Building University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-0362 office 
e-mail: exr2@psu.edu

Informational copy of correspondence also to be sent to Naomi Knaub, assistant director of alumni relations, 440 Ag Administration Building, University Park, PA 16802; (814) 863-7278; nmk107@psu.edu.

*year term ends