- Economic Development Manager, Weyerhaeuser
Rose Fagler is responsible for economic development on the portfolio level for Weyerhaeuser’s Real Estate Development sites. Weyerhaeuser is one of the largest private landowners of timberlands in the world with over 12 million acres in 19 states and managing 14 million acres of timberlands in Canada through long-term leases. Currently, Weyerhaeuser has development projects in eight states plus one in Vancouver Island, Canada.
With over 35 years of experience, Rose’s background includes community relations for Plum Creek, Progress Energy Florida, advertising and marketing for specialty businesses including Gainesville Regional Utilities, the former brand businesses of The Limited, Inc. – Structure and Lane Bryant – as well as advertising agency work. Prior to the merger of Plum Creek and Weyerhaeuser, Rose oversaw the public planning process for 60,000 acres called Envision Alachua, recognized by the Florida chapter of the American Planning Association with its 2013 Award of Excellence for Best Practices. While at Progress Energy, Rose participated on a team responsible for siting a nuclear energy campus, 200 miles of new baseload transmission lines, and worked with the University of Florida Foundation to help secure funding to launch the UF Water Institute. At GRU, Ms. Fagler’s department was the recipient of the 2005 Beacon Award for Excellence in renewable energy marketing awarded by the Center of Resource Solutions, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While at The Limited, Inc., Mrs. Fagler’s marketing programs provided a six-percent incremental lift to Structure’s business and reduced store-employee turnover by 64%.
She currently serves as a foundation board member for the Cade Museum of Creativity & Invention, advisory board member for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Public Issues Education Center – the PIE Center, and, the Steering Committee for the Florida Chamber International Trade & Logistics Institute. She is a member of the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC).
Fagler has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Frostburg State University in fine arts and graphic arts. She and her husband Chauncey live in Gainesville. They have two grown daughters and one son-in-love.