AHUG Welcomes Amy Shields as the Executive Director

AHUG Welcomes Amy Shields as the Executive Director

 

Amy Shields will be stepping into the role of AHUG Executive Director, beginning January 1, 2020.  She has been an active AHUG board member since the 1990’s and has served the board in various capacities, including Board President, and Vice President as well as numerous committee assignments.   Amy started her career in wood products in 1992, joining her family’s sawmill business, St. Marys Lumber Company, Inc. as an accountant.  In 2006, their firm was acquired by Bingaman & Son Lumber, Inc, where she served in a similar capacity until assuming the role of Controller of Sawmill Operations for the company’s three sawmill locations (St Marys, Mill Hall and Nicktown, PA).

Amy is a passionate advocate of the PA hardwood industry and has long served as a member of AHUG’s education committee.  She has presented numerous “Project Learning Tree” programs to youth across the AHUG region, and developed a program entitled, “There’s a Future In Our Forests”, which has been used in AHUG’s educational programs for many years to highlight the wide variety of career paths available within our industry.  Amy administered the AHUG Wood & Lumber Industry Partnership, which led to the development of a hardwood career-awareness video and an industry skills gap analysis.  She also coordinated the offering of several industry training programs, including the HW Buck Log Bucking short course, a Penn State Supervisory Management program, an Electrical Troubleshooting program, a kiln operator course and a “full course” NHLA lumber grading training program (in conjunction with NHLA, Clarion University and KCEC).

 

Amy has served on the board of directors for the Lumber Heritage Region and the PA Forest Products Association, and is also a member of the Green Ribbon Task Force Subcommittee on Working Forest Conservation Easements. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Indiana University of PA, and is a member of the St. Marys Public Library’s board of directors.  She has previously served on the board of the Community Education Council of Elk & Cameron Counties and the St Marys Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

Amy and her husband, Bob reside in St Marys.  They have three children, Tyler, Dylan and Gabrielle, and one grandchild (with second on the way!).