David P. Tenny is the President and CEO of the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO). Tenny came to NAFO from the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), where he served as Vice President for forestry and wood products from March 2007 to May 2008. Prior to his service at AF&PA, Tenny served for six years as deputy undersecretary for natural resources at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Tenny came to USDA from the Committee on Agriculture in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served as Counsel and Policy Advisor on natural resources and related issues from January 1997 to January 2001. He served as Counsel for U.S. Representative Wally Herger of California from January 1995 to January 1997.
A native of Boise, Idaho, Tenny earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Brigham Young University and a law degree from George Washington University. He is married with three children.