Concluding a multi-faceted 38-year career with SFPA, Richard Wallace has announced plans to retire in December. Richard arrived at SFPA headquarters in two days before Expo ’79, following a rather lengthy, circuitous career path. …Richard brought his film-making and photography skills to SFPA in June of 1979… was promoted to media director and… after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he became vice president of communications.
“It has been a pleasure to work with Richard during his 38 years of service to the Southern Pine industry and SFPA,” commented SFPA Executive Director Tami Kessler.” …“On behalf of all members, I want to recognize Richard for his many contributions to our industry and thank him for his dedication and the creative work he has provided SFPA throughout his career,” commented SFPA Chairman Kerlin Drake. …Travel, writing a book or two and flying his drone are some of his retirement plans.