David New is a native of rural Indiana. He completed his studies at Purdue University in 1974. David began his forestry career in New Zealand working twenty-three years for Fletcher Challenge, a New Zealand based company with forest products, construction and energy interests throughout the world. During his twenty-three years with Fletcher Challenge, David had the privilege of working as a District Forester and Chief Forester during a unique time of rapid, global plantation
forest business growth for the company. This included extensive plantation management experience in New Zealand, Chile, Australia and Malaysia. David later participated or led new business development assessments for Fletcher’s paper group throughout much of Southern Asia.
From 1997 until February 2005, David served as Vice President of Timberland Resources for Boise Cascade Corporation. Managing over 3.2 million acres of forestland in six states and southern Brazil. David had the privilege of serving as AF&PA’s Forestry Exec- utive Committee Chairman from 2002-2004. David is currently President of Growing Excellence Inc. a small forestry and business improvement consulting company. Growing Excellence’s past major clients include the Idaho Department of Lands, USAID, World Wildlife Fund, Northwest Management Inc., Ecotrust Forests (TIMO), Conservation International, Olson Land Exchange, Affiliated Timber Investment Conversion Advisors.
David’s current client projects include timber harvest and log sales management for the White Mountain Apache Timber Company. Lead consultant of the US Forestry and Communities Endowment’s US South Timber Transportation Improvement initiative. As an Atica Affiliate, responsible for the design of harvesting processes for Mexico’s largest teak plantation owner.
David and his wife Betty live in Boise, Idaho.
David is an active member of the Society of American Foresters and serves as a board member of The Mountain State Legal Foundation, Ecosystems Management Research Institute. Director and part owner of Northwest Timber Logistics.