Tensaw Land & Timber Company, Inc.
Starr Lynn Boykin
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Starr Lynn Boykin is the granddaughter of former Congressman Frank W. Boykin, founder of Tensaw Land & Timber Co., Inc. and daughter of J.R. “Bob” Boykin, former President and CEO of the family company. Starr grew up in Mobile, Alabama and received her Bachelor of Education Degree from Auburn University in 1980 and her Master’s of Education Degree from the University of South Alabama in 1986. She left her career in education in 1987 to intern under the tutelage of her father to prepare for her leadership position in the family business. Upon her father’s retirement as President and CEO in 1988, Starr assumed the position of Secretary/Treasurer of the family business. Starr’s responsibilities at Tensaw include coordinating the management and evaluation of timber, hunting and oyster leases on land located in Mobile, Baldwin and Washington counties. She represents the family on all projects associated with Tensaw Land & Timber Co., Inc. which has recently included the multi-billion dollar carbon steel processing facility by ThyssenKrupp in Calvert, Alabama and an industrial park to provide commercial support for this development. Additionally, Starr oversees the planning and execution of the family and invitational hunting events held at the Frank and Ocllo Boykin Hunting Lodge in McIntosh each year. Starr oversees the investment of the company’s investment portfolio. Her role in hunting and fishing has been very proactive. Her mother, Lynn Boykin, was the first female Chairman of the Board and President of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Starr and her father attend the national convention each year to present the Lynn Dent Boykin Hunting Heritage Award to the annual recipient. Starr and her mother achieved their World and Grand Slam in turkey hunting together and enjoyed several African safaris. She attends the Kansas Governor’s Turkey Hunt each year as an invitee of Kathleen Sebelius, Governor. She is a lifetime member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, National Rifle Association, Coastal Conservation Association, Alabama Wildlife Federation, Boone and Crockett. She served for several years as a member of the Board of Directors for the Mobile Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. She is also a member of FLW Outdoors, Redfish Nation, and the IFA.   Starr has been a televised co-host on an Outdoors Fishing program and has been part of shows that were filmed all across the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean. She successfully fished professionally as captain of her crew in the SKA Kingfish Tour for several years. In 2003 she began fishing professionally on the Oh! Boy Oberto Redfish Tour and in 2005 added the FLW Redfish Tour and later the IFA Redfish Tour to her challenges. In 2007 she was awarded the Copperton (Schering Plough) corporate sponsorship from Wal-Mart and the FLW for her sustained and positive contributions to the sport. Each year Starr participates in the “Kids Wishing to Go Fishing” program for underprivileged children. She has been published in “Outdoor Alabama”, “The Thomasville Times”, and many local newspapers for her accomplishments. The driving force in her life has been the desire to share the positive aspects of the outdoors that has been part of her heritage with others and she has contributed all of her knowledge and energy to this effort. Starr also serves her community by volunteering each month at the Methodist Homeless Shelter by serving meals. She shares her home with her seven dogs, two horses and other wildlife.