NAWLA Leadership Summit Offers Full Agenda Of Education And Networking

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Fort Lauderdale, FL– The 2022 Leadersip Summit was hosted recently by the North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA) at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. The theme for this year’s event was “Where Decision Makers Grow.”

During the three-day event, attendees enjoyed multiple networking sessions as well as educational presentations. Brian O’Malley, inspirational speaker and former expedition leader, paramedic firefighter, SWAT team officer and paragliding pilot was the keynote speaker at this event.

Other education session leaders were: Mark Lanterman, chief technology officer, Computer Forensic Services; Kent Wheiler, associate professor, School of Environmental Forest Sciences, University of Washington; and Ann Baker, UFP Business School, UFP Industries Inc. Also, panel members from Weyerhaeuser, Boise Cascasde and LP presented “What’s the Holdup?: A Supply Chain Disruption Panel Discussion.”

Additionally, the Mulrooney Award presentation was made to Jim Robbins (see details in separate story in this issue of The Softwood Forest Products Buyer).

Since its founding in 1893, NAWLA has been at the heart of the industry–longer than any other lumber organization in America. NAWLA represents the best interests of wholesalers, manufacturers, and service provider companies from the planting of seedlings, to the selling of building materials and wood in all of its many forms.

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By Terry Miller

Editor, Marketing Consultant, and Third generation publisher. With Miller Wood Trade Publications since 1983.

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