South Carolina Forestry Commission
News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2006

PATTON TO LEAD FORESTRY COMMISSION’S PIEDMONT REGION

Tom Patton

( Columbia, SC) -- The Forestry Commission has named Tom Patton to supervise its operations in the upstate. Patton, a 22-year veteran forester, will be responsible for the agency’s work in 19 counties from the mountains to the midlands.

A North Carolina native, Patton holds a forestry degree from NC State University. He worked 16 years with forest industry before joining the Forestry Commission in 2000. During his tenure with the Commission he been a supervisor, a liason for the State Forest system, and an environmental forester.

Patton, a Lexington resident, has served in leadership roles in the Society of American Foresters and the SC Tree Farm Committee. He is a past president of the Lexington County Landowners Association.

 

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For more information, contact: Ken Cabe, 803-896-8820.

 

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