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Senior Officers

Patricia M. Bedient

Patricia M. Bedient, 59, has been executive vice president and chief financial officer since 2007. She was senior vice president, Finance and Strategic Planning, from February 2006 to 2007. She served as vice president, Strategic Planning, from 2003, when she joined the company, to 2006. Prior to joining the company, she was a partner with Arthur Andersen LLP (Independent Accountant) from 1987 to 2002 and served as the managing partner for the Seattle office and as the partner in charge of the firm’s forest products practice from 1999 to 2002. She is on the Board of Directors for Alaska Air Group and also serves as Treasurer and Board member of Overlake Hospital Medical Center. She is a CPA and member of the American Institute of CPAs.

Adrian M. Blocker

Adrian M. Blocker, 56, has been senior vice president, Lumber since August 21, 2013. He joined Weyerhaeuser in May 2013 as vice president, Lumber. Prior to that role, he served as CEO of the Wood Products Council and Chairman. Throughout his career in the industry, Blocker held numerous leadership positions at West Fraser, International Paper and Champion International focused on forest management, fiber procurement, consumer packaging, strategic planning, business development and manufacturing.

Srinivasan Chandrasekaran

Srinivasan Chandrasekaran, 63, has been senior vice president, Cellulose Fibers, since 2006. He was vice president, Manufacturing, Cellulose Fibers, from 2005 to 2006; vice president and mill manager at the Kamloops, British Columbia, Cellulose Fibers mill from 2003 to 2005; and vice president and mill manager at the Kingsport, Tennessee, paper mill from 2002 to 2003. He joined Weyerhaeuser in 2002 with the company's acquisition of Willamette Industries Inc. "Shaker" began his career in the pulp and paper industry in 1972 and migrated to the United States in 1980. He held a number of leadership positions in Mead Corporation and Willamette Industries Inc. He is on the Board of Trustees for the Pulp & Paper Foundation, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Rhonda Hunter

Rhonda Hunter, 51, has been senior vice president Timberlands, since January 1, 2014. Prior to her current position, she was vice president, Southern Timberlands, from 2010 to 2014. She held a number of leadership positions in the Southern Timberlands organization with experience in inventory and planning, regional timberlands management, environmental and work systems, finance, and land acquisition. Hunter joined Weyerhaeuser in 1987 as an accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Henderson State University.

Sandy D. McDade

Sandy D. McDade, 60, has been senior vice president and general counsel since September 2006. He was senior vice president, Industrial Wood Products and International, from 2005 to 2006; senior vice president, Canada, from 2003 to 2005; vice president, Strategic Planning, from 2000 to 2003; and corporate secretary from 1993 to 2000. He joined Weyerhaeuser in 1980 and worked as a corporate and transaction lawyer until 2000.

Denise M. Merle

Denise M. Merle, 50, has been senior vice president, Human Resources, since February 28, 2014. She was director, Finance and Human Resources for the Lumber business since 2013. Prior to that role, she was director, Compliance & Enterprise Planning from 2009 to 2013, and director of Internal Audit from 2004 to 2009. She held various roles in the company’s paper and packaging businesses, including finance, capital planning and analysis, and business development. She joined the company in 1981. She is a licensed CPA in the state of Washington. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Pacific Lutheran University and an MBA from Seattle University.

Peter M. Orser

Peter M. Orser, 55, has been president, Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, a subsidiary of the company, since October 1, 2010. Prior to becoming president, Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, Mr. Orser was president, Quadrant Corporation, a subsidiary of the company, from 2003 to 2010. He was executive vice president, Quadrant Corporation, from 2001 to 2003; residential senior vice president, Quadrant Corporation, from 1996 to 2001; vice president, Community Development, from 1992 to 1995; and held various leadership positions with Quadrant Corporation from 1987, when he joined the company, to 1992.

Doyle R. Simons

Doyle R. Simons, 49, has been president and chief executive officer since August 1, 2013. He has been a director of the company since June 2012 and was appointed as chief executive officer elect and an executive officer of the company June 17, 2013. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Temple-Inland, Inc. (forest products) from 2008 to February 2012 when it was acquired by International Paper. Previously, he held various management positions with Temple-Inland, including executive vice president from 2005 to 2007 and chief administrative officer from 2003 to 2005. Prior to joining Temple-Inland in 1992, he practiced real estate and banking law with Hutcheson and Grundy, L.L.P. Simons also serves on the board of directors for Fiserv, Inc.; is a member of the board of visitors for the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business Advisory Board; and serves on the Advisory Councils of the College of Natural Sciences and Texas Memorial Museum at The University of Texas at Austin. He has extensive experience in managing forest products companies and capital intensive industries, with strong skills in real estate development, corporate finance, executive compensation and strategic planning.

Catherine I. Slater

Catherine I. Slater, 50, has been senior vice president, Engineered Products and Distribution since August 21, 2013. She was Weyerhaeuser’s vice president, Oriented Strand Board from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that role, she held a number of other leadership roles in the company’s Wood Products segment, including vice president for both engineered wood products manufacturing and veneer technologies. Before joining the Wood Products team, she held numerous positions in the company’s Cellulose Fibers business, including leadership roles at the Flint River and Port Wentworth, Ga., pulp mills, and leadership oversight for the company’s operations in Alberta, which included the pulp, timberlands, OSB, lumber, and engineered lumber. Prior to joining Weyerhaeuser in 1992, she held several leadership roles at Procter and Gamble.