Frame and Truss Manufacturers Association executive officer Kersten Gentle has been inducted into the Association Forum’s 2021 Hall of Fame. Source: Timberbiz
The award recognises individuals who have made an outstanding high-level contribution and commitment to an association or associations over a long period.
She was nominated for the award by head of marketing and communications at Forest and Wood Products Australia and head of FWPA’s WoodSolutions Program Eileen Newbury.
Ms Gentle was appointed to the FTMA in 2009and has represented the organisation on industry committees and boards such as Wood Products Victoria, Women in Forest and Timber Network, Innovative Skills Program and various ForestWorks committees.
She is also a member of the Coalition for Safer Communities and was recently appointed to the Victorian Victims of Crime Consultative Committee by the Victorian Attorney General to raise, address and implement changes to support victims of crime and hopefully reduce crimes against people.
“I am absolutely honoured to be inducted into the Associations Hall of Fame on the first of December, which recognises individuals who have made an outstanding high-level contribution and commitment to an association or associations over a long period of time,” she said.
“Everyone knows I love my job, love our industry and I even though we don’t do the hard work for the recognition, I am humbled to be recognised by one of my peers, especially when they are someone I admire so much.
“Thank you, Eileen, for the nomination and for recognising the hard work, passion and dedication I have given to FTMA and TCA over many years.”