Governor Kemp names new state forester, director
ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Governor Brian Kemp appointed Georgia forestry veteran Timothy M. Lowrimore to serve as state forester and director of the Georgia Forestry Commission.
This is according to a news release from the governor’s office.
Lowrimore was sworn in following a ceremony on Monday at the state capitol. He will assume his new duties on January 16, 2021, according to the news release.
In a statement, Georgia Forestry Commission Board Chairman Larry Spillers said, “It is especially fitting that Tim Lowrimore rejoins the GFC family in the year of our agency’s centennial. Tim is a UGA grad who began his career as a forester at GFC. Since then he has held a number of leadership positions with a diverse group of public and private forest industry partners. He will be instrumental in setting the tone for 2021 and guiding GFC into the next 100 years.”
Lowrimore has 20 years of forestry and professional experience. He is a registered forester with the Georgia Board of Foresters.
Lowrimore recently served as public affairs manager for Interfor, one of the largest lumber producers in the world.