Chip Murray is Vice President for Policy and General Counsel. He joined NAFO in 2010 and is recognized as a leading attorney representing forestland owners and the forest products industry. Prior to NAFO, he served as Deputy General Counsel and Executive Director-Forestry for the American Forest & Paper Association and also with the Association’s predecessors since 1989. During this time, Murray managed key forestry programs related to the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act. He established the forestry litigation program related to management of both private and federal forestland.
Chip formerly held the position of Assistant Solicitor for Onshore Minerals in the U.S. Department of the Interior, preceded by service as a Staff Attorney in the Interior Office of the Solicitor and Interior Board of Land Appeals.
He is a past chair of the Forest Resources Committee, American Bar Association. He earned both his J.D. and A.B. degrees from Georgetown University.