Board of Directors Welcomes New Members

This Fall, World Forestry Center’s Board of Directors voted to add three new members. Join us in welcoming them.

Cade Warner

Chief Operating Officer, The Westervelt Company

A native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Cade received a bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration from the University of Alabama, a master’s degree in forest resources from the University of Georgia, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama. Most recently, he held the position of Chief Sustainability Officer for Westervelt, where he led sustainability efforts across the organization, as well as Westervelt Ecological Services, Westervelt Real Estate, and Westervelt New Zealand businesses.

“To me, World Forestry center is the perfect platform to facilitate candid and informed conversations around these challenges and truthful storytelling about the many societal, environmental, and economic benefits that the forestry and forest products sector provides.”

Charlotte Kaiser

Head of Impact Finance, BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group

As Head of Impact Finance, Charlotte leads TIG’s efforts to source, structure, and execute impact-focused transactions, while building and strengthening partnerships with the conservation community and other key stakeholders. Previously, Charlotte was Managing Director of NatureVest, The Nature Conservancy’s conservation investing division. Charlotte holds a BA from Harvard University in environmental science & public policy, a master’s in environmental science from the Yale School of the Environment, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She lives in Missoula, Montana with her husband and son.

“It has never been more evident how critical sustainably-managed forests are to the health and well-being of people and planet. I am excited to join the board of World Forestry Center to help bring awareness of our reliance on resilient forests to a broader audience.”

Jonathan Prather

Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners

Jonathan (Jon) has over 30 years of investment banking and forest products industry experience. At Perella Weinberg Partners, he co-manages the firm’s global industrials practice and advises clients across the global forestry, paper and packaging, and building products sectors on M&A and corporate finance transactions. Prior to PWP, Jonathan worked at Goldman Sachs as a Managing Director responsible for global paper, packaging, and forest products client coverage and transactions. Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Colorado and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

“Ever since my first visit to the Center, well over 25 years ago, I have been impressed with its purpose and its dedicated team. I look forward to supporting the Center’s mission to advancing and perpetuating the economic, ecological, and social benefits of the world’s amazing forests.”