Posted Januar 30, 2017
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced the election of Clearwater Paper Corporation President and CEO Linda Massman as the new AF&PA Board Chair and released the 2017 slate of AF&PA Board officers.
A distinguished industry leader, Massman was elected as Clearwater Paper's CEO in 2013 after serving as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer since 2011 and CFO from 2008 to 2011. Before joining Clearwater Paper, Massman served as Group Vice President of Finance and Corporate Planning for SUPERVALU Inc. and as a business strategy consultant for Accenture. Prior to being elected chair of the AF&PA Board, Massman served as Vice Chair and as AF&PA PAC Co-Chair.
Also elected as officers are Evergreen Packaging Inc. President & CEO John Rooney (first vice chair) and Greif, Inc. President & CEO Peter Watson (second vice chair). Packaging Corporation of America Chair & CEO Mark Kowlzan will serve as immediate past chair.
Beginning new terms as AF&PA Board members in 2017 are Michael Doss, Graphic Packaging International, Inc.; Peter Watson, Grief, Inc.; James Morgan, Interstate Resources; Matthew Kaplan, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation; Richard McLeod, The Procter & Gamble Company; Philip Rundle, Rolland Enterprises Inc.; Colin Moseley, Simpson Lumber Company, LLC; Christopher DiSantis, Verso Corporation; and Steven Voorhees, WestRock Company.
The AF&PA Board of Directors currently consists of 21 top industry leaders who represent a broad spectrum of companies in the paper and wood products manufacturing sector.
The American Forest & Paper Association serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy.