The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) recently confirmed Eric Steiner as its Vice President of Government Affairs. In his new role, Steiner will help lead the paper and wood products industry’s legislative agenda and drive advocacy efforts before Congress, the Administration, and key state governments. Steiner will join AF&PA on November 1, 2021.
AF&PA President and CEO Heidi Brock stated, “We are excited to have Eric bring his notable experience to our outstanding government affairs team. His previous work experience in the U.S. Senate, USDA, a trade association, and two publicly traded companies will be key to communicating our industry’s essential role in manufacturing renewable and recyclable paper and packaging products while contributing to a more sustainable future.”
Steiner noted, “I am pleased to join AF&PA’s talented government affairs team, as well as an industry that deeply values safety, sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. AF&PA members are committed to advancing industry policies through fact-based information and sound science. That combined with members’ remarkable track record in paper recycling and contributions to the circular economy prove for a powerful success story. I look forward to building on these efforts in advocating for a strong and sustainable paper and wood products industry.”