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Katrenia Kier of Kier Real Estate is 2019 Commissioner Chair of the Alabama Forestry Commission

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January 23, 2019
January 23, 2019

New officers were elected at the January 17 meeting of the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) at state forestry headquarters in Montgomery. The board selected Katrenia Pruitt Kier of Huntsville as new Chair, and Robert N. Turner of Sulligent as Vice-Chair. Both Kier and Turner have served on the Commission since February 2016.

Robert Turner, Vice Chair
Katrenia Kier, Chair

"We look forward to working with Mrs. Kier and Mr. Turner as our leaders in this coming year," commented State Forester Rick Oates. "Her combined professional leadership abilities and corporate experience, along with his knowledge as an Alabama landowner should be of great benefit to the AFC."

With over 30 years of professional experience in business management, corporate training, and customer service, Katrenia Kier is the owner of Kier Realestate, LLC, a real estate brokerage firm in Huntsville. Her prior corporate experience includes human resource and information management positions in the defense industry at McDonnell Douglas and Boeing Corporation. Currently an officer with the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), she also serves as minister and youth committee coordinator for the Greater Huntsville Interdenominational Ministerial Fellowship. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and received a Business Management Certificate from the University of Alabama at Huntsville as well.

Kier previously served six years on the State Forester’s Outreach Advisory Council for underserved and minority landowners. In addition to completing master forester classes and training on

best management practices for forestry, she has also attended forest industry conferences and coordinated workshops for North Alabama landowners, introducing them to services offered by the Forestry Commission.

Contact: Elishia Ballentine at (334) 315-8019
elishia.ballentine@forestry.alabama.gov
Alabama Forestry Commission
www.forestry.alabama.gov
Contact:
Katrenia Kier, Broker Owner
(256) 830-5869