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November 18, 2008   Email to Friend 

Darryal Ray
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November 18, 2008

Johnny McReynolds
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Johnny McReynolds of Russellville was recently appointed by Gov. Bob Riley to serve a five-year term on the Alabama Forestry Commission's Board of Commissioners, a seven-member board that sets AFC policy.

McReynolds, a TREASURE Forest landowner in Alabama, replaces Jerry Lacy of Fayette, who served two five-year terms on the board.

Riley also re-appointed Donald W. Heath of Hoover, who served as board chairman from 2006 through 2007, to the Commission for a second term.

Other members of the Alabama Forestry Commission include current Chairman Jerry M. Smith of Vernon, Vice-Chair Melisa Love of Opelika, Jett Freeman of Spanish Fort, Randy Gilmore of McCalla, and Kenneth Real of Detroit, Ala.

McReynolds is vice president of Homan Industries which operates two sawmills, including one in Muscle Shoals. Previously, he served as president and forestry consultant of Woodlands Managers, Inc., in Russellville. From 1971 through 1985, he was procurement manager with Champion International in Courtland.

A 1971 graduate of Mississippi State University (MSU) with a bachelor's degree in forest management, McReynolds also holds a bachelor's in business and economics from MSU in 1968.

A registered forester in Alabama and graduate of Auburn University, Heath has 34 years of forestry experience. He has headed the Natural Resources and Real Estate Department with Regions Bank (formerly AmSouth) since 1995, and currently serves on the boards of directors for White Smith Land Company and Kaul Land Company.

Heath is active with the Cahaba Chapter of the Society of American Foresters and the Alabama Forestry Association, and is a member of the Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Advisory council.

The Alabama Forestry Commission is a state agency charged with protecting and sustaining the state's forest resources. To learn more about the AFC, visit www.forestry.alabama.gov.

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