The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) welcomed its newest Board Member, Mary Sue Maloughney, at a Board of Directors meeting in October 2016. Outgoing Board Member, Robert Turner, was sincerely thanked for all his work as a founding Director and chair of Human Resources of the FESBC where his knowledge and expertise was valued during a very crucial time in the Society’s formation. Mary Sue will now take on the role of HR Chair.
Mary Sue is the Assistant Deputy Minister for Integrated Resource Operations and is responsible for management of heritage and archeology resources, wildfire, recreation sites and trails, mountain resorts, GeoBC, and compliance and enforcement. Maloughney grew up in the Maritimes and has held various Provincial positions since 1998, including in the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. She joined the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) in 2015, serving as Acting ADM during one of the most challenging wildfire years in a decade. Maloughney has led negotiations and worked with organizations across industries and within government where she enjoys the challenge of finding common ground among competing interests and perspectives on complex issues. Her background is a welcome addition and will complement the other skillsets of current Board Members.
On the staffing side, Dave Conly has recently taken on the Operations Manager role with the FESBC. Dave graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry in 1985. He recently returned to forest management after seven years in mill management with Georgia Pacific and Tolko. Dave previously served as Tolko's Woodlands Manager in the Cariboo where he had overall responsibility for Forestry. Dave brings over 30 years’ experience to the FESBC, including field forester, logging supervisor, fibre manager and woodlands manager.