Bill Banzhaf Joins Dovetail Partners' Environmental Speakers Bureau


Banzhaf brings expertise in sustainable forest management, certification and forest land valuation


(Minneapolis, MN) - Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based environmental think tank, announces the recent addition of William Banzhaf to its Environmental Speakers Bureau. Dovetail launched the Speakers Bureau in 2011 to provide access to experts on diverse environmental topics and to deliver information to a full range of audiences. Mr. Banzhaf brings an extensive knowledge of sustainable forest management, certification, and forest land valuation.

"We are thrilled and honored to have Bill join Dovetail's Speakers Bureau and believe he will serve as a great addition, ensuring Dovetail Partners remains a trusted source of environmental information that will continue to deliver science to decision-making," says Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail's Executive Director.

William Banzhaf currently serves on Dovetail Partners' Board of Advisors. Previously, he served as the President of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), an independent 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. The SFI forest certification standard is the most widely used program in North America with over 200 million acres certified to date. Prior to his work with SFI, he served as the Executive Vice-President for the Society of American Foresters (SAF) from 1988 to 2002. In addition, Banzhaf served as President of George Banzhaf & Company, a consulting firm with a national practice specializing in forest land valuation and present and future projections of sustainable wood supply for the forest products industry, from 1967 to 1988.

"Dovetail plays a critically important role in providing science based objective information to policy makers and the public. I am honored that I can play a part in helping Dovetail achieve this goal," states Banzhaf.

Banzhaf is also a past member of and held positions on the boards of numerous other professional organizations including the Sustainable Forestry Board, Resources For the Future, Roundtable on Sustainable Forests, American Society of Association Executives, Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives, Pinchot Institute of Conservation, Seventh American Forest Congress, Natural Resource Council of America, USDA, National Commission on Wildfire, National Council on Private Forests, and the Association of Consulting Foresters. Banzhaf is a Certified Forester since 2002 through SAF. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1967 with a BSF Forestry and from the University of Colorado in 1964 with a BA History/Political Science.


The Dovetail Partners Speakers Bureau includes staff and associates of Dovetail that offer expertise on a full range of topics, including sustainable forestry and land management, environmental policy, responsible consumption, green building, green marketing, environmentally-focused business management, systematic assessment of environmental impacts, urban forestry and agriculture, agronomy, bio-energy, and life cycle assessment, along with many other environmental topics.


The Speakers Bureau can be found online at the Dovetail website and provides visitors with information regarding available presenters. A list of speaker bios, presentation topics and brief YouTube videos provide additional speaker information.


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