MEMPHIS, Tenn. - International Paper Company (NYSE: IP) announced the election of Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan to its Board of Directors effective March 1, 2017. Dr. Sullivan, age 65, is the Charles A. Lindbergh Fellow of Aerospace History at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. She served in several roles in the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Administration (NOAA) between 2011 and 2017, including Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere NOAA Administrator. Prior to her appointment as Administrator, Dr. Sullivan held the position of Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation and Prediction and Deputy Administrator. She also performed the duties of NOAA's Chief Scientist. Dr. Sullivan was the inaugural Director of the Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University. Dr. Sullivan, a former Mission Specialist for NASA, is a veteran of three Shuttle missions with more than 500 hours in space and the first American woman to walk in space. She earned a bachelor's in Earth Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a doctorate in geology from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.
"Kathy's extensive environmental and sustainability experience will bring a unique and valuable perspective to the International Paper Board of Directors," said Mark Sutton, Chairman and CEO. "We are extremely pleased to have Kathy join our Board."