Jane A. Difley is the fourth President/Forester to lead the organization since it was founded in 1901. A licensed forester, Difley worked for 10 years at the American Forest Foundation, departing as Vice President of Forestry Programs and National Director of the American Tree Farm System. During that time, Jane was the first woman elected President of the Society of American Foresters. Prior to coming to the Forest Society in 1996, she was the Executive Director of the Vermont Natural Resources Council. She holds an MS in Forest Management from the University of Massachusetts and a BA in English from Connecticut College.
Jane is on the Leadership Council of the Land Trust Alliance, and on the President’s Council of New Hampshire Audubon. She serves as a Director of the Merrimack County Savings Bank, and is a former director and treasurer of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits.