August 22, 2019


MONTGOMERY, TEXAS – Dr. Jerry Marcontell of Rye, Texas has been elected President of Texas Forestry Association (TFA).  Dr. Marcontell was recommended by TFA’s Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors to fill the position in 2017 during TFA’s annual convention held Oct. 26-28, 2016 at La Torretta Resort and Spa in Montgomery, Texas.

“Dr. Marcontell has been a great asset to TFA in the various capacities he has served within our association,” said Ron Hufford, Executive Director of TFA.  “His experience will prove invaluable as we deepen the commitment to growing our membership and increasing the reach of this organization.”

Marcontell has served on boards for various organizations including Texas Forestry Association, Texas Farm Bureau and the Montgomery-Harris County Forest Landowner’s Association. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors, Vice President and President for the Southeast Texas Forest Landowner’s Association.

Dr. Marcontell served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and attended the Baylor College of Medicine. He spent 20 years in private practice in the Houston area before retiring and finding a new passion in forest and timber management. Since 1994, Dr. Marcontell and his wife, Mary, have been forest landowners and wildlife managers, managing their land for production of timber conservation of wildlife, aesthetic considerations and recreational opportunities.  In 2012, they were named the Outstanding Tree Farmers in the State of Texas.


Dr. Jerry Marcontell receives the President’s cap and name badge from Past President Mike Hamilton. Dr. Marcontell was elected President of the Texas Forestry Association at the annual convention held Oct. 26-28, 2016 at La Torretta Resort and Spa in Montgomery, Texas.  



Texas Forestry Association, the voice for forestry for more than 100 years, promotes an economic, social and political climate that will advance forestry in Texas through education, political action and public relations, as well as serving the broad needs of the forest resource of landowners, producers and consumers, and to enhance and perpetuate the Texas forest resource.