Jimmy is responsible for sustainable forestry policy and programs, forest certification, environmental and wildlife policy development and implementation, and outdoor related recreation programs for all RMS-managed timberlands in the United States. He is a member of the company’s Investment Committee. Jimmy received his B.S. Degree in Forestry/Wildlife from Mississippi State University in 1980; and attained his M.S. Degree in Wildlife Ecology from that same institution in 1982. Prior to joining RMS, he was Manager of Wildlife Policy and Programs for International Paper. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist, a Mississippi Registered Forester and a Society of American Foresters Certified Forester. Jimmy is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Quality Deer Management Association. He also holds a life appointment to the Board of Directors for the Catch-A-Dream Foundation, is a founding and current member of the Board of Directors for the National Conservation Leadership Institute, and is a Professional Member of the Boone and Crockett Club.