Dr. Chris Zinkhan
Dr. Zinkhan provides input into the overall strategic direction of the firm. He was one of the founders of TFG and a principal of 1995. Chris is a member of the Management Committee and the Investment Committee.
He has been one of the industry’s primary speakers and authors related to timberland investments. Chris is the senior author of Timberland Investments: A Portfolio Perspective (Timber Press, 1992), the first book to address forestland as a separate asset class for the portfolios of individual and institutional investors, and the investments chapter contained in the text, Forests in a Market Economy (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003). His option pricing application to land valuation was cited in Dr. Robert Merton’s 1997 Nobel Prize economics lecture. Chris holds a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, M.F. (in forest management) and M.B.A. degrees from Duke University, and a D.B.A. in finance from Mississippi State University.
Among his other past positions: Holding Professor of Finance and Dean of Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, Associate Professor of University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forest Resources, Assistant Professor of Alice Lloyd College, Director of Johnson C. Smith University’s Center of Banking and Finance, and analyst of First National Bank of Maryland.
Among other activities, Dr. Zinkhan is on boards or advisory committees: Chair of University of Georgia’s Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business; the International Society of Forest Resources Economics; Mississippi State University’s Department of Forestry; West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design; Harnett Health Foundation; and Past Chair of the Forest History Society.