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.
Forest2Market Study: Fears Export Wood Pellet Industry Harms Forests, Industry Unfounded
November 19, 2015;
Data shows that pulpwood harvests for export facilities is a small fraction of overall harvests when compared to harvests for non-pellet facilities and will likely remain relatively small in the future taking into consideration realistic estimates of future export pellet demand from Europe. In addition, US South average prices for pine and hardwood pulpwood have increased since the advent of the export pellet market; however, regions with and without export pellet mill influence experienced similar price increases.
Bergs Timber Subscribes to Forest2Market’s Baltic Rim Timber Price Index
November 19, 2015;
Forest2Market is pleased to announce that Swedish company Bergs Timber has joined its Baltic Rim Timber Price Index and Supply Chain Optimization service. These services, which will be available in Scandinavia and the Baltic Rim in the first quarter of 2016, provide timber pricing, competitive indexing, and other analytics that can be used to extract value from the supply chain.
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.