AF&PA announces new Board Leadership and Members

The American Forest & Paper Association has confirmed the election of Brian McPheely (Global CEO of Pratt Industries, Inc.) as AF&PA Board Chair and released its 2023 slate of AF&PA Board Officers.

“The paper and wood products industry is a proud leader in sustainability and manufactures essential products people use every day,” said McPheely. “As we continue to find innovative solutions and be responsible stewards of the environment, I’m excited to work with AF&PA and help advance the ‘Better Practices, Better Planet 2030sustainability initiative.

“Brian’s experience in paper, packaging and recovered fiber sector will be vital to our industry’s success regarding sustainability and innovation,” said Heidi Brock, President and CEO, AF&PA. “2023 is an exciting year for our industry as we look to advocate for our products, and policies that will advance our priorities.”

Additional elected officers are Howard Coker, President & CEO, Sonoco Products Company (First Vice Chair), and David Sewell, President & CEO, WestRock Company (Second Vice Chair). Christian Fischer, President & CEO, Georgia-Pacific LLC, will serve as Immediate Past Chair.  AF&PA also welcomed 5 new directors:

  • Arsen Kitch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Clearwater Paper Corporation
  • Charles Hodges, President and Chief Operating Officer, Hood Container Corporation
  • Dick Carmical, Chief Executive Officer, The Price Companies, Inc.
  • Mark Ushpol, Executive Vice President, Food & Consumer Packaging, Ahlstrom
  • Ole Rosgaard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greif, Inc.

“We welcome each of these new members as they join AF&PA at an exciting and dynamic time,” Brock said. “Their voices help support the association’s advocacy work and demonstrate our industry’s sustainability leadership.”

See the full roster of the AF&PA members and board of directors here.

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