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USDA Appoints Board Members to Paper and Packaging Board

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2024 Officers and Full Board of Directors Announced

McLean, VA – The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) announces four new board members appointed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. Appointed for a three-year term are An Boon of Graphic Packaging, Tonie Meyers of Billerud and Juan Pablo Perez Chavez of Smurfit Kappa. Appointed for a one-year term to fill an open seat is Steve Henry of Domtar. The term begins January 1, 2024.

An eight-member Board of Directors representing the four grades of paper funding the Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds® campaign oversees the paper and packaging sectors’ national promotion program focused on sustainability. Officers and board members for 2024 are:

Chair: Santiago Arbelaez, Vice President of Strategy for the Industrial Packaging Business, International Paper

Vice-Chair: Alpa Sutaria, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Sustainability, WestRock

Secretary/Treasurer: Richard Bennett, Vice President of Paperboard Sales and Marketing, Pactiv Evergreen

An Boon, Vice President of Global Marketing, Graphic Packaging International

Beth Cormier, Vice President of Research, Development and Sustainability, Sappi

Steve Henry, CEO, Domtar

Tonie Meyers, Senior Vice President of Paperboard and Sheeting Operations, Billerud

Juan Pablo Perez Chevez, CEO for North America, Smurfit Kappa

Learn more about P+PB governance here.


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