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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has elected Clearwater Paper Corporation president and chief executive officer Linda Massman as the new AF&PA board chair and released the 2017 slate of AF&PA board officers.

Massman was elected as Clearwater Paper’s chief executive officer in 2013 after serving as the company’s president and chief operating officer since 2011 and chief financial officer 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 & chief executive officer John Rooney (first vice chair) and Greif, Inc. president & chief executive officer Peter Watson (second vice chair). Packaging Corporation of America chair & chief executive officer 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.

Published in the March 2017 Edition of American Recycler News