Weyerhaeuser Names New VP Federal & International Government Affairs
Wednesday, August 08, 2001
FEDERAL WAY, Wash.--Aug. 6, 2001--Weyerhaeuser Company today announced that Thedford L. Collins has been named vice president, Federal and International Government Affairs effective immediately. Collins will be based in the company's Washington, D.C. office beginning Oct. 1. In his new position, Collins will be responsible for maintaining Weyerhaeuser's relationship with government agencies, Congress and the White House. He also has responsibility for Weyerhaeuser's international political relations and operation of the company's Washington, D.C. office. "We're very pleased to have Thedford in this key role for our company,'' said Mack L. Hogans, senior vice president, Corporate Affairs. "His background, skills and experience make him an excellent leader for our D.C. team. We will rely on his insight, leadership and experience as we work with the Federal government to develop solutions to issues important to our employees, the communities in which we operate and other key stakeholders.'' Collins joined Weyerhaeuser in 1991. Prior to assuming his current position, Collins was responsible for Weyerhaeuser's government and public affairs in Arkansas, Michigan and Wisconsin. He has previous professional experience in investment counseling, banking, marketing and state and federal government. A native of Arkansas, he is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and he attended the Harvard University program for Senior Managers in Government and the Public Affairs Institute for Senior Public Affairs Professionals. Collins replaces Frederick S. Benson, who retired. No replacement for Collins has been named.