Longtime Vice President of Government Affairs to retire –
Tom Schultz, respected Forestry and Rangeland expert to join company in 2018
(Coeur d’Alene, ID) Idaho Forest Group (IFG) today announced the upcoming retirement of Bob Boeh, Vice President of Government Affairs effective TBD DATE. Boeh has a distinguished career in the timber sector, working for Plum Creek Timber Company, Riley Creek Lumber, and most recently with Idaho Forest Group. During Boeh’s tenure at IFG, the company has seen tremendous growth. IFG is now the eighth-largest forest products company in the United States. Mr. Boeh has been instrumental in developing strategic partnerships and identifying areas of consensus with diverse forest collaborative groups. His leadership has assisted IFG and its partners to increase effective land and range management practices resulting in improved forest health conditions.
Idaho Forest Group Chairman Marc Brinkmeyer said, “Bob is a friend and an outstanding executive. He has been a leader in this company for twenty years and been instrumental not only in the growth or IFG, but also has been a trusted representative of our company with the community and stakeholders we serve. I will miss his vision, counsel, and wit.”
Brinkmeyer also announced the appointment of Tom Schultz, former Director of the Idaho Department of Lands as IFG’s next Vice President of Government Affairs. Schultz has managed state forests and rangelands in Idaho and Montana for the past 20 years and has overseen the regulation and wildfire protection of Idaho’s state and private forests since 2011. Like Boeh, Schultz is also a graduate of the University of Montana’s School of Forestry. Prior to his land management experience, Schultz was an officer in the United States Air Force. He excels at working with diverse constituencies and finding innovative solutions to complex problems.
In announcing the appointment Brinkmeyer said, “IFG prides itself on identifying, developing and retaining talented leaders. Tom has a long record of accomplishment and shares our company’s priority of looking forward and partnering with diverse communities. We look forward to his contribution to the future growth of our company.”
Schultz is expected to begin his new position by mid-January, 2018.