U.S. Operating Committee

The NCASI Board of Governors appoints an Operating Committee in the U.S. and a Steering Committee in Canada. These committees are composed of Member Company senior personnel familiar with the environmental issues facing the forest products industry. The U.S. Operating and Canadian Steering Committees meet several times annually to identify and prioritize the research projects undertaken by NCASI’s Technical Studies Program and to monitor progress toward achieving program results. Ad hoc committees and specialists convene as needed to provide expert advice in specific fields, such as forestry and health effects.

Chair – James Taylor – WestRock Company
Vice-Chair -Tony Owens – International Paper

Walter Bowles – Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

Michael Curtis – Georgia-Pacific Corp.

Phil Ferguson – Louisiana-Pacific Corp.

Tom Fox – Rayonier, Inc.

Rich Garber – Packaging Corporation of America

Edward Harrington – Sonoco Products Co.

Mike Houser – PotlatchDeltic Corp.

Brian Kernohan – Hancock Natural Resource Group

Cara Kurtenbach – Ahlstrom-Munksjo

Pascale Lagacé – Resolute Forest Products

Debra Lane – Rayonier Advanced Materials

Bradley Martin – Pixelle Specialty Solutions

Malisa Maynard – Clearwater Paper

Russell Strader – Boise Cascade Company

Athena Strickland – Domtar Paper Co., LLC