Meet the Experts Behind American Forest Management
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. He has over 41 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

Brent J. Keefer

Brent Keefer brings over 30 years of experience to his position as Chief Executive Officer.  Brent is responsible for leading the American Forest Management organization which includes 48 offices throughout 11 regions and over 275 employees.  As CEO, he focuses on developing, communicating, and executing the company’s strategic direction.  Prior to joining AFM, Brent served as the president of Hancock Timber Resource Group.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, is a member of the Society of American Foresters and a regular speaker at timberland investment conferences and seminars.  Brent earned his bachelors and master’s degrees from Virginia Tech.

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 43 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 25 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.


Thomas (Tom) J. Margo

Tom has over 30 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; a member of the Georgia Forestry Association; and a board member of the Forest Landowners Association. 

Throughout his time at American Forest Management, he has held various roles in both the forestry and real estate segments of the business. He has worked on land management, brokerage and acquisition projects across the United States and Central America. As President, he oversees numerous departments including real estate, appraisal services, risk management, resource planning, technical services, marketing and client development.

His specialties include acquisitions and dispositions, timberland investments, land management, environmental services and GIS and timber inventory.

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