July 18, 2019

Texas Forestry Association Announces Jeff Rogers As Ed Wagoner Leadership Award Recipient

LUFKIN, TEXAS – Texas Forestry Association has named Jeff Rogers as the recipient for the Ed Wagoner Leadership Award at the Association’s annual convention held at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas on October 16-18, 2018.

“I am pleased to present this award to a TFA member who provided so much in the way of leadership, time, and personal attention to the success of many TFA programs,” said Charley Colvin, TFA President. “Jeff Rogers has been a member for only a few years, but in his own words, he jumped in feet first and has been of great service ever since.”

Rogers manages many responsibilities in the day-to-day operation of the fourth-generation family sawmill. He currently serves on the Administration Committee and Membership Subcommittee, the TFA Board of Directors, the Timber Productivity Tax Committee, the Executive Committee, the Timber Industry Roundtable, and is a Forestry PAC trustee.

“He knows the importance of building respectful relationships and doesn’t mind questioning the logic behind decisions,” Colvin said. “This guy is never shy, but tactful in offering his opinions. And, most importantly, he never suggests something new without volunteering himself first.”

Jeff’s father, Vince Rogers, is newly elected to serve on the TFA Board of Directors. Melinda, Rogers’ wife, will serve on the Texas Forestry Museum board and has organized several things for TFA, including the highly acclaimed spouses tour during the annual conference.

The Rogers are life members and live in the Beaumont with their three children.


Jeff Rogers, center, accepts the Ed Wagoner Leadership Award during the annual convention for the Texas Forestry Association held at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas on Oct. 16-18, 2018.  Presenting the award is TFA President Charley Colvin and Executive Director Rob Hughes.

Texas Forestry Association, the voice for forestry for 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.