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Thomas J. Hittle, ACF

Senior Vice President

Tom Hittle serves as Senior Vice President, Project Coordination and Business Development at Steigerwaldt Land Services, Inc.  He has over 30 years of forestry consulting experience and served as Steigerwaldt’s Forestry and GIS Operations Director for 15 years prior to his current position.  In this previous role, he was responsible for management of over 350,000 acres of client-owned timberland.  He has a wide range of expertise in forest management and timberland real estate gained from years of hands-on consulting and forest management efforts on small and large private forestlands, and for county, state, federal, tribal, utility, investment, and conservancy clients.  Tom’s experience includes due diligence for timberland acquisitions, resource analysis and forest management planning, systems development and implementation, and management scenario modeling on a variety of consulting projects.  He has appeared as an expert witness, testifying on timber volumes, values, and forest management practices for clients in Marquette County, Michigan, and Adams, Washburn, Portage, and Langlade Counties, Wisconsin, and has worked on numerous other projects settled prior to court.

Tom was appointed in 2013 by the governor of Wisconsin to serve on the Wisconsin Council on Forestry, and served as State Chair for the Wisconsin Society of American Foresters (2014–2015). He also served as the State Chair for the Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Consulting Foresters (2017–2018).  Tom is actively involved in forest policy matters and is an advocate for the forest industry, recently giving presentations to the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, Wisconsin Counties Association, Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands-Board of Directors, Wisconsin Statewide Department of Natural Resources Forestry staff, and at regional and national Society of American Foresters conferences.