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Dick Molpus


Dick Molpus is president of Molpus Woodlands Group, a timberland investment management organization headquartered in Jackson, MS. Mr. Molpus was Mississippi Gov. William Winter's first appointee, serving as executive director of the Governor's Office of Federal‐State Programs, and went on to serve three terms as Secretary of State of Mississippi. He founded Project Democracy, an effort chaired by former presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter to increase voter participation in the United States, and along with his wife, Sally, co-founded Parents for Public Schools. He was the founding chairman of the United States Endowment for Forestry and Communities, a $200 million endowment focused on improving forest health and assisting timber-reliant communities in the U.S.