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Leadership

Rayonier's senior leadership team is committed to creating a culture that empowers employees to make a difference in our collective success  we define this philosophy as One Rayonier.

David L. Nunes

David L. Nunes

Chief Executive Officer

Dave has more than three decades of timber industry experience, and today serves as Chief Executive Officer. Dave joined Rayonier in June 2014 as Chief Operating Officer, and shortly thereafter assumed the additional role of President and CEO following Rayonier’s spin-off of its Performance Fibers business. Prior to joining Rayonier, he served as President and CEO of Pope Resources/Olympic Resource Management from 2002 to 2014. He joined Pope Resources in 1997 as director of portfolio management, working with third-party investors and timberland owners to develop and manage timberland investment portfolios. The following year, he was named Vice President of Portfolio Development, and then served two years as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Portfolio Development before being named President and COO in 2000. Previously, Dave spent nine years with Weyerhaeuser Company, joining the organization in 1988 as a business analyst and advancing through a number of leadership roles to become Director of Corporate Strategic Planning. During his time with Weyerhaeuser, he gained extensive experience involving export log sales and marketing, timberland acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, and capital planning. Dave began his career in the forest products industry in 1979 with the Seattle-Snohomish Mill Company where he worked in both sawmill operations and lumber sales capacities.

Dave serves as a Trustee on the Pomona College Board of Trustees.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Pomona College and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Mark D. McHugh

Mark D. McHugh

President and Chief Financial Officer

Mark was appointed President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2023, having previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining Rayonier in December 2014. Mark has over 20 years of experience in finance and capital markets, focused primarily on the forest products and REIT sectors. He joined Rayonier from Raymond James, where he served as Managing Director in the firm’s Real Estate Investment Banking group, responsible for the firm’s timberland and agriculture sector coverage. Prior to Raymond James, Mark worked in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse in New York and Los Angeles from 2000 to 2008, focused on the paper and forest products sectors. Throughout his career, Mark has provided a wide range of strategic and financial counsel to various publicly traded paper, forest products, and real estate companies.

Mark holds a B.S.B.A in Finance from the University of Central Florida and a JD from Harvard Law School.

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Douglas M. Long

Douglas M. Long

Executive Vice President and Chief Resource Officer

Doug was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Resource Officer in January 2023. In this position, Doug oversees Rayonier’s global forestry operations, as well as emerging business opportunities associated with nature-based solutions. Doug joined Rayonier in 1995 as a GIS Forestry Analyst and has held multiple positions of increasing responsibility within the forestry division. From 2003 to 2007, he was a Forest Services Manager and a Regional Manager in Rayonier’s New Zealand operations. In 2007, he returned to the U.S., where he served as the Southwest Resource Unit Leader in Lufkin, Texas. In March 2014, Doug was promoted to Director, Atlantic Region, U.S. Forest Resources responsible for all land management, resource development, and timber marketing operations within the region. In November 2014, he was promoted to Vice President, U.S. Forest Operations responsible for all forestry operations in the U.S., and in February 2018, was promoted to Senior Vice President, Forest Resources responsible for Rayonier’s forestry operations in both the U.S. and New Zealand.

Doug holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida.

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Christopher T. Corr

Christopher T. Corr

Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, and President of Raydient

Chris is a veteran real estate executive with more than three decades of experience in mixed-use, master planned community development. Chris joined Rayonier in July of 2013 as Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development and President of Raydient LLC. Prior to joining Rayonier, he was Executive Vice President, Buildings and Places for AECOM, a global provider of technical and management support services, including real estate planning and development. Chris previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of The St. Joe Company. He was also a key project leader for Disney, playing a significant role in developing the Town of Celebration, Florida. Chris is also a former member of the Florida House of Representatives.

Chris presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida, as President of the University of Florida Athletic Association Inc., as the Past-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Florida Council of 100 Inc., and on the Board of Directors of the Property and Environment Research Center Inc.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and has completed programs at the Harvard Real Estate Institute and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Mark R. Bridwell

Mark R. Bridwell

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

In March 2023, Mark was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He was previously promoted to Vice President and General Counsel in June 2014, and shortly thereafter, assumed the additional role of Corporate Secretary. He joined Rayonier in 2006 as Associate General Counsel for Performance Fibers. In 2009, he became Associate General Counsel for Timber and Real Estate, and in 2012 was promoted to Assistant General Counsel for Land Resources. Prior to joining Rayonier, Mark served as counsel for six years at Siemens Corporation, where he acted as a business unit general counsel for a variety of manufacturing, services and software related Siemens subsidiaries in the United States. Previously, he served five years as an associate with the international law firms of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson. From 1993 to 1995, Mark served as a law clerk to the Hon. Julie E. Carnes in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and Authorized House Counsel by the Florida Bar. Mark holds a B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of Central Florida, and both an MBA and JD from Emory University.

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Shelby L. Pyatt

Shelby L. Pyatt

Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Information Technology

Shelby was named Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Information Technology in March 2023. She was appointed Vice President, Human Resources and Information Technology in October 2015, after serving as Vice President, Human Resources since July 2014. She joined Rayonier in November 2003 as Manager, Compensation and became Director, Compensation and Employee Services in 2006. She was named Director, Compensation, Benefits and Employee Services in July 2009 before being promoted to her current position. Prior to joining Rayonier, she held human resources positions with CSX Corporation and Barnett Bank.

Shelby holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

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W. Rhett Rogers

W. Rhett Rogers

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management

Rhett was appointed Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management in March 2023, having previously served as Vice President, Portfolio Management since February 2017. In this position, he oversees Rayonier’s land acquisition and disposition activities, rural and HBU land sales, and land information services. He joined Rayonier in 2001 as a District Technical Forester and has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility. From 2005 to 2007 he was a Timberland Acquisitions Supervisor in Hoquiam, Washington. In 2007, he was promoted to Resource Unit Leader of Rayonier’s Coastal Resource Unit based in Yulee, Florida. Rhett served as Director, Land Asset Management from August 2014 until February 2017.

Rhett holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Louisiana Tech University, and both an MBA and an MS in Forest Resources from Mississippi State University.

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Christopher T. Corr
Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, and President of Raydient

Chris is a veteran real estate executive with more than three decades of experience in mixed-use, master planned community development. Chris joined Rayonier in July of 2013 as Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development and President of Raydient LLC. Prior to joining Rayonier, he was Executive Vice President, Buildings and Places for AECOM, a global provider of technical and management support services, including real estate planning and development. Chris previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of The St. Joe Company. He was also a key project leader for Disney, playing a significant role in developing the Town of Celebration, Florida. Chris is also a former member of the Florida House of Representatives.

Chris presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida, as President of the University of Florida Athletic Association Inc., as the Past-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Florida Council of 100 Inc., and on the Board of Directors of the Property and Environment Research Center Inc.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and has completed programs at the Harvard Real Estate Institute and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mark R. Bridwell
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

In March 2023, Mark was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He was previously promoted to Vice President and General Counsel in June 2014, and shortly thereafter, assumed the additional role of Corporate Secretary. He joined Rayonier in 2006 as Associate General Counsel for Performance Fibers. In 2009, he became Associate General Counsel for Timber and Real Estate, and in 2012 was promoted to Assistant General Counsel for Land Resources. Prior to joining Rayonier, Mark served as counsel for six years at Siemens Corporation, where he acted as a business unit general counsel for a variety of manufacturing, services and software related Siemens subsidiaries in the United States. Previously, he served five years as an associate with the international law firms of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson. From 1993 to 1995, Mark served as a law clerk to the Hon. Julie E. Carnes in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and Authorized House Counsel by the Florida Bar. Mark holds a B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of Central Florida, and both an MBA and JD from Emory University.

David L. Nunes
Chief Executive Officer

Dave has more than three decades of timber industry experience, and today serves as Chief Executive Officer. Dave joined Rayonier in June 2014 as Chief Operating Officer, and shortly thereafter assumed the additional role of President and CEO following Rayonier’s spin-off of its Performance Fibers business. Prior to joining Rayonier, he served as President and CEO of Pope Resources/Olympic Resource Management from 2002 to 2014. He joined Pope Resources in 1997 as director of portfolio management, working with third-party investors and timberland owners to develop and manage timberland investment portfolios. The following year, he was named Vice President of Portfolio Development, and then served two years as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Portfolio Development before being named President and COO in 2000. Previously, Dave spent nine years with Weyerhaeuser Company, joining the organization in 1988 as a business analyst and advancing through a number of leadership roles to become Director of Corporate Strategic Planning. During his time with Weyerhaeuser, he gained extensive experience involving export log sales and marketing, timberland acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, and capital planning. Dave began his career in the forest products industry in 1979 with the Seattle-Snohomish Mill Company where he worked in both sawmill operations and lumber sales capacities.

Dave serves as a Trustee on the Pomona College Board of Trustees.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Pomona College and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

W. Rhett Rogers
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management

Rhett was appointed Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management in March 2023, having previously served as Vice President, Portfolio Management since February 2017. In this position, he oversees Rayonier’s land acquisition and disposition activities, rural and HBU land sales, and land information services. He joined Rayonier in 2001 as a District Technical Forester and has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility. From 2005 to 2007 he was a Timberland Acquisitions Supervisor in Hoquiam, Washington. In 2007, he was promoted to Resource Unit Leader of Rayonier’s Coastal Resource Unit based in Yulee, Florida. Rhett served as Director, Land Asset Management from August 2014 until February 2017.

Rhett holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Louisiana Tech University, and both an MBA and an MS in Forest Resources from Mississippi State University.

Mark D. McHugh
President and Chief Financial Officer

Mark was appointed President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2023, having previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining Rayonier in December 2014. Mark has over 20 years of experience in finance and capital markets, focused primarily on the forest products and REIT sectors. He joined Rayonier from Raymond James, where he served as Managing Director in the firm’s Real Estate Investment Banking group, responsible for the firm’s timberland and agriculture sector coverage. Prior to Raymond James, Mark worked in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse in New York and Los Angeles from 2000 to 2008, focused on the paper and forest products sectors. Throughout his career, Mark has provided a wide range of strategic and financial counsel to various publicly traded paper, forest products, and real estate companies.

Mark holds a B.S.B.A in Finance from the University of Central Florida and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Shelby L. Pyatt
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Information Technology

Shelby was named Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Information Technology in March 2023. She was appointed Vice President, Human Resources and Information Technology in October 2015, after serving as Vice President, Human Resources since July 2014. She joined Rayonier in November 2003 as Manager, Compensation and became Director, Compensation and Employee Services in 2006. She was named Director, Compensation, Benefits and Employee Services in July 2009 before being promoted to her current position. Prior to joining Rayonier, she held human resources positions with CSX Corporation and Barnett Bank.

Shelby holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

Douglas M. Long
Executive Vice President and Chief Resource Officer

Doug was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Resource Officer in January 2023. In this position, Doug oversees Rayonier’s global forestry operations, as well as emerging business opportunities associated with nature-based solutions. Doug joined Rayonier in 1995 as a GIS Forestry Analyst and has held multiple positions of increasing responsibility within the forestry division. From 2003 to 2007, he was a Forest Services Manager and a Regional Manager in Rayonier’s New Zealand operations. In 2007, he returned to the U.S., where he served as the Southwest Resource Unit Leader in Lufkin, Texas. In March 2014, Doug was promoted to Director, Atlantic Region, U.S. Forest Resources responsible for all land management, resource development, and timber marketing operations within the region. In November 2014, he was promoted to Vice President, U.S. Forest Operations responsible for all forestry operations in the U.S., and in February 2018, was promoted to Senior Vice President, Forest Resources responsible for Rayonier’s forestry operations in both the U.S. and New Zealand.

Doug holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida.

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