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MAT announces Justin Knepper as Executive Director


MICHIGAN, Jan. 6, 2023 - The Michigan Association of Timbermen welcomes new Executive Director Justin Knepper to the organization. Justin Knepper grew up in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties on the west end of the Upper Peninsula, and has a great love for our timber industry. He currently lives in Sault Sainte Marie with his wife and children.

Justin has his education in public/non-profit management. He brings over ten years of experience working in membership-based small business organizations, both in the UP as well as in lower Michigan. Knepper’s goal is to work with the Board of Directors at the Michigan Association of Timbermen to grow and strengthen membership; offer tangible products and services to Association members; and to ensure the Association has a strong voice on behalf of members across the State and throughout the Great Lakes region.

Knepper stated, “I am enthused to be a part of preserving and growing the forestry industry that provides critical goods and services throughout our great state.”


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