Tom Saunders joined the Alabama Forestry Association in 2009 as General Counsel and Director of Governmental Affairs responsible for all legal, legislative and political activities of the association.
Prior to joining AFA, Tom owned and operated an Alabama-based energy asset development company providing energy cost reduction strategies including renewable, green energy solutions. Over his career, Tom has worked for energy-related firms including Kansas City-based American Energy Solutions and Energen Corporation, a Birmingham-based holding company of which Alagasco is a subsidiary. While at Energen, he served as a loaned executive with the American Gas Association and was responsible for lobbying the executive and legislative branches of the federal government on financial issues affecting the natural gas industry.
Tom currently serves on the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution.
Tom earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Jones Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the American Bar Association.