The American Forest & Paper Association has confirmed Julie Landry as Vice President of Government Affairs. In this role, Landry will lead the paper and wood products industry’s legislative agenda and drive advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and state governments. She assumes the role effectively immediately.
Heidi Brock, President and CEO, AF&PA stated, “We are thrilled Julie will continue her leadership at AF&PA as Vice President of Government Affairs. Julie’s vast industry knowledge has been essential to achieving public policy successes, and I am confident she and our exceptional government affairs team will build on these efforts as we champion our industry’s contributions to communities across the country.”
“I am excited to take on this new leadership role,” said Landry. “And I am excited to work with such a strong government affairs team. Every day, we work to bring together members, strategic alliances, and key stakeholders to advocate for an essential and sustainable paper and wood products industry. I look forward to continuing our industry’s leadership on sustainability and fact-based public policy alongside my skilled colleagues.”
AF&PA also confirmed the promotions of Laura Pickard to Senior Director, Government Affairs and International Trade (formerly Director, Government Affairs and International Trade) and Abby Sztein to Senior Director, Government Affairs (formerly Director, Government Affairs).
“We are excited to recognize Laura and Abby in their new roles,” Brock continued. “Julie, Laura and Abby represent more than 30 years of combined experience in our industry, each with their own remarkable track records of success. AF&PA is fortunate to have such incredible talent at the forefront of our legislative, state and Administration discussions.”