Vice President - Marketing and Sales
Suzanne Hearn is responsible for marketing strategy and sales of custom analytics. Hearn also manages Forest2Market's bioenergy and lumber practices.
Among Hearn's accomplishments are the 2009 redesign of Forest2Market's website, the development of Forest2Market's lumber product and the design and implementation of a customer relationship marketing strategy. She also lead the team of analysts that completed research for the Wood Supply Research Institute, an investigation into the effects of long-term supply agreements on wood fiber and log price volatility. In 2006, she was project lead when Forest2Market published the first comprehensive look at the economic effects of rising energy costs and changing energy and environmental policy on the traditional forest products supply chain.
Hearn sits on the Board of the US Industrial Pellet Association and is a past Chair of the North American Wholesale Lumber Association's Communications Committee.
Prior to joining F2M, she was national accounts manager for Crop Data Management Systems, Inc. and held executive marketing positions in the agricultural industry, where she is a recognized expert in customer relationship marketing. She owns a tree farm in Union County, North Carolina.
Hearn earned her bachelor's degree in environmental studies from the University of California at Berkeley and has completed executive marketing courses there and at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. She has also worked as a programmer for the U.S. Forest Service.
New International Investment Opportunities in Brazil’s Forest Sector
October 07, 2015;
Legislation currently in process sets the stage for new cycle of international investment opportunities in Brazil's forest sector. Read the article by Marcelo Schmid, Director of Forest2Market do Brasil.
Effects of Brazil’s Recession on the Forest Products Industry
September 22, 2015;
Read an article by Pete Stewart (CEO of Forest2Market) and Marcelo Schmid (Director of Forest2Market do Brasil) on the effects of Brazil's recession on the forest products industry.
James (Mike) Branson Joins Forest2Market’s Board of Directors; Bowen Smith Retires after 14 Years of Service
July 15, 2015;
Forest2Market announced that James (Mike) Branson, who spent his 32-year career in the forest products industry at Weyerhaeuser, has been elected to Forest2Market’s board of directors. Bowen Smith, who has served on Forest2Market’s board for 14 years, is retiring.