Laura Schweitzer

Laura Schweitzer

Executive Director

Laura Schweitzer took over leadership of the Council of Western State Foresters and the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition in August 2017.

Laura came to CWSF / WFLC from the Wyoming State Forestry Division where she served as Assistant State Forester overseeing Cooperative Forestry programs. Prior to that, Laura served as Policy and Communications Director for the Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters as well as the Director of Forest Policy for American Forests. Laura also spent six years overseas working for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and for the United States Department of Agriculture - Foreign Agricultural Service.

Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of California at Berkeley and her Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from the Johns Hopkins University.