Management Team

Chairman of the Board

Roy E. Belser


Roy Belser leads the effort to provide forest management services to timberland investment management organizations, non-industrial private forestland owners, trusts and forest products companies. Serving as Chairman, he assists with the execution of business strategy, sales, marketing and client relations. Roy joined the firm in 1979 and became a partner in 1984. He has over 38 years of experience in forest management, timber marketing, timberland transactions and landowner relations.

Roy earned his bachelor of science in forestry from Clemson University. He is a registered forester in South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama and a South Carolina licensed real estate broker. He is a board member of the South Carolina Audubon Society and a former board member of the Association of Consulting Foresters – SC Chapter and the SC Forestry Association.

Chief Executive Officer / President / Director, Technology

Andrew C. Ferguson


Andy Ferguson brings over 28 years of experience to his position as Chief Executive Officer. His focus is on overseeing American Forest Management’s core operations, including timberland acquisition and sales services, due diligence services, environmental assessment and technical services.

Prior to joining AFM, Andy worked for Union Camp Corporation as a Land Management Forester, Resource Forester and Forest Inventory Coordinator/Woodlands Support Services Supervisor.

Andy earned his Bachelor of Science in Forestry and his Master of Forestry from SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse. He is a licensed North Carolina Real Estate broker and a member of the Society of American Foresters and the North Carolina Forestry Association.

Vice President/Chief Operations Officer

James H. Daniel


As American Forest Management’s Chief Operations Officer, Jim Daniel is responsible for the oversight of the forest and land management operations and serves as the main point of contact with several clients. Jim has over 40 years of forestry experience beginning his career with Union Camp/International Paper/Sustainable Forest Technologies prior to joining American Forest Management in 2007.

Jim holds a bachelor of science in forest resources from the University of Georgia. He is a Georgia registered forester, a member of the Georgia Forestry Association and a licensed Georgia Commercial Pesticide Applicator.

Chief Financial Officer

Susan M. Crawford


Susan M. Crawford brings over 22 years’ experience to her role as Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for oversight and direction of all American Forest Management internal accounting functions and human resources.

Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, Sue worked as AFM Controller and in various accounting positions with Canal Forest Resources and Morehead City Terminals.Sue is a graduate of Guilford College and a North Carolina Licensed Certified Public Accountant.

VP/Director of Investment and Real Estate Services

Thomas (Tom) J. Margo


Tom Margo is VP/Director of Investment and Real Estate Services. Tom has over 27 years' experience in forestry and the land business and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from North Carolina State University. He is a licensed real estate salesman in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina; a North Carolina licensed real estate broker; a registered forester in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina; and a member of the Georgia Forestry Association.

Tom has experience in various land management, brokerage and acquisition projects throughout the Southeast, Northeast, Lake States, Appalachian and the Pacific Northwest Regions of the United States. His specialties include Acquisitions and Dispositions, Timberland Investments, Land Management, Environmental Services and GIS and Timber Inventory.

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