On April 19, 2016 we lost our colleague Rob Olszewski. He was an inspiration to all of us, and we will remember him fondly. We also share his family’s grief and offer them our heartfelt love and support. To help pay tribute to Rob and to show our support, we have established this page and encourage you to send us any photos of Rob you’d like posted (ckamau@nafoalliance.org). We invite you to share this information with your friends and colleagues.

Remember that true friendship is never lost. It simply deepens over time in anticipation of a glorious reunion.

Warm regards,
Dave Tenny, NAFO President and CEO

In Memory of Rob Olszewski

Rob served as Plum Creek Timber Company’s vice president, environmental affairs from 2001 to 2015. He was responsible for managing the environmental aspects of approximately 7 million acres of company timberlands as well as the company's manufacturing facilities. He began his career in 1980 as state forest hydrologist with the Florida Division of Forestry. From 1986 to 1993, he served as director of governmental affairs for the Florida Forestry Association. He then worked for Georgia-Pacific Corporation and The Timber Company where he served as director of environmental affairs. He held this role until he joined Plum Creek. Rob received a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from Michigan Technological University and a Master of Science in forest hydrology from the University of Georgia. After many years as a leader on forest owner water issues, he was an active and valuable member of the NAFO Operating Committee and various Task Groups, lending his expertise to help NAFO establish itself as the leader on federal issues affecting private forests since its founding in 2008. Rob also served on the board of the Forest Landowners Association and chaired the Forest Landowner Foundation, among many other organizations.


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