North Carolina’s oldest forest conservation organization

Dr. John Hatcher, Executive Director

Dr. John Hatcher

Dr. John Hatcher, a Certified Forester, leads the association’s advocacy efforts with the North Carolina General Assembly as well as interacting with federal and state regulatory agencies on issues that impact forestry, the forest products industry, and private property rights. Prior to joining the NCFA, Hatcher spent three years with Compass South, Inc. in Walterboro, SC as a Forest Economist. He was involved in all facets of timberland and agricultural land evaluations and appraisals. Hatcher holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Forestry Resources, Master of Science in Applied Economics and Statistics, and Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Fisheries Biology from Clemson University. During his time at Clemson, Hatcher also served on the faculty as an instructor, graduate research assistant, and graduate teaching assistant. He produced several publications examining different elements of forestland ownership, productivity, and sustainability. Hatcher, an active member of the Society of American Foresters, began his forestry career working with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service. See John's Resume.