Marshall Thomas is president of F&W Forestry Services, one of the nation’s oldest and largest forest management and consulting firms. Since becoming president in 1988, Thomas has led the once Southern-based company through a period of rapid growth and expansion that now includes 19 offices in 11 states comprising the Southern pine belt, the Central Hardwoods and Appalachia region, Upstate New York, and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest. F&W also manages forestland in Brazil, Uruguay and France. The company’s professional staff numbers more than a hundred graduate foresters, forest technicians, appraisers, and other forestry-related professionals.
Thomas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from the University of Florida and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University. He is a past president and board chairman of the Georgia Forestry Association, and the past chairman of the Practicing Foresters Institute Trust. Thomas is also a member and past Chairman of the Center for Forest Business Advisory Committee at the University of Georgia. He is active in community affairs, including the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Albany.