Donald L. Warden
Vice President - Operations
B.A. in Political Science from Southern Illinois University; M.B.A. from Mercer University
Donald L. Warden has been the Vice President of Operations since January 2013. Mr. Warden has served as Director of Operations of Wells Timberland Management Organization since 2007. Mr. Warden is responsible for the operational management of CatchMark Timber Trust, which includes overseeing forest management personnel, land sales, timber lease management, the recreational leasing program, and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative certification program.
Prior to joining the Wells Timberland Management Organization, Mr. Warden served as Director of Operations for the Capital Markets Department of Wells Real Estate Funds. In this capacity, Mr. Warden directed the due diligence and closings for approximately $2 billion in commercial real estate transactions.
Mr. Warden previously held positions with Mirant as Senior Business Analyst, and with Accenture as a Consultant. From 1994 to 1998, he served as an infantry and signal officer in the U.S. Army.