Laurence Wiseman serves as a senior advisor on urban forestry for American Forests. During his four-decade career in forest policy and programs, Wiseman founded and led several nonprofit conservation and education organizations. As founding CEO of American Forest Foundation from 1983, he led its continuous growth for nearly 30 years. Afterward, Wiseman served as the Administration-appointed chair of the Congressionally-chartered National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, and founded a consulting practice called CenterLine Strategy. Wiseman’s first foray into urban forestry came when he was asked by the White House to help develop and lobby Congress for President George H. W. Bush’s signature America the Beautiful initiative. After its passage, he was recognized in a Rose Garden ceremony. Throughout his career Wiseman has counseled many local, national and international agencies and organizations on both policy and practice in rural and urban settings. Wiseman was recognized in 2010 by the National Arbor Day Foundation with its national Legacy Award for career achievement in forest conservation. Wiseman holds a AB [Highest Distinction] from Dartmouth College and an MPA from Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs.