Portland Regional Meeting
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Registration Now Open!
$49 for members and non-members
Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205
Schedule at a Glance
Subject to Change
- Registration Open and Networking: 5:00 p.m.
- Education Session: 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
- Networking: 6:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Additional Registration Information
NAWLA accepts name substitutions at no charge. Any name substitution must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the start of the event. You will receive a confirmation email once the substitution has been processed.
A full refund will be granted to cancellations made in writing on or before February 1. Regrettably, no refunds will be given to cancellations received on or after February 19, 2020. Written cancellations must be sent via email to email@example.com. Cancellation refunds will be issued in the same method of payment as it was received.
Economic Outlook 2020 in the Lumber Industry
What does the lumber industry look like for this election year? Join the SVP of Wells Fargo’s Wood Products sector, Kevin Bergquist, to key in on some of the economic insights for any member of the lumber supply chain -- from timber site to job site.
Kevin Bergquist, Senior Vice President and Sector Manager of Forest Products for Wells Fargo Bank
Kevin is a Senior Vice President and Sector Manager of Forest Products for Wells Fargo Bank with primary responsibilities analyzing product processors with areas of emphasis in the forest products industry (all industry segments from timberlands to primary and secondary manufacturing to distribution). His office is located in Portland, Oregon, and although much of his work is located across the western US, his geographic area of coverage and expertise extends to all regions of North America. He has worked for Wells Fargo Bank since 1995.
The Food and Agribusiness Industry Advisors department of Wells Fargo Bank supports many different areas and functions of the bank including lending, credit analysis, and loan supervision. Support includes the analysis of a company’s competitive position, risk assessment, inventory advance rate recommendations, general industry conditions and developments, and more. For the bank, Kevin reviews and analyzes forest products enterprises including manufacturing operations from sawmills to plywood plants to secondary millworks.
Prior to working for Wells Fargo, Kevin worked for 16 years in the forest products industry primarily as an inventory specialist and timberland appraiser. As a timber cruiser, Kevin spent many years in the woods directly involved in estimating the volume and value of standing timber. He has taught numerous seminars on timber cruising and forest inventory processes. Kevin spent eight years employed by a prominent Oregon consulting forestry firm working on projects for large industrial forest products clients. He has direct experience in fieldwork in most regions of the Pacific Northwest, Western, and Southeast US.
Humboldt State University in Arcata, California graduated Kevin in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resource Management. Specialized coursework in timberland real estate appraisal was completed through an extension of Duke University in 1989. With over twenty-five years of timberland appraisal and appraisal review experience, he is a State Certified General Appraiser, licensed by the State of Oregon with reciprocity granted by several other states. Kevin has taught numerous courses and authored peer-reviewed material on the topic of timberland appraisal.
Although currently inactive, he is a former member of the Society of American Foresters with the Certified Forester designation.
Thank you to our Portland Regional Meeting Sponsors!