Mark A. Emmert, a director of the Company since 2008, served as the president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association from 2010 until March 2023; as president of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, from 2004 to 2010; as chancellor of Louisiana State University from 1999 to 2004; and chancellor and provost of the University of Connecticut from 1994 to 1999. Prior to 1994, he was provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Montana State University and held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Colorado. He also is a director of Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (global logistics services). He previously served on the board of directors of Omnicare, Inc. (healthcare services) until 2015. Mr. Emmert is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He has also been a Fulbright Fellow, a Fellow of the American Council on Education and served on many non-profit boards. He is an experienced leader of major organizations, with strong skills in government and international relations, strategic planning and public company executive compensation.
Sara Grootwassink Lewis
Sara Grootwassink Lewis, a director of the Company since 2016, founded Lewis Corporate Advisors (capital markets advisory firm) in 2009, where she served as chief executive officer until 2018. From 2002 to 2009, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Company (equity REIT). She was previously vice president of finance and investor relations at Corporate Office Properties Trust (office and data center REIT) and sell-side REIT equity analyst with Johnston, Lemon & Co. (financial services). Ms. Grootwassink Lewis serves on the board of directors and chairs the compensation and human capital committee of Healthpeak Properties, Inc. (life science, senior housing and medical office real estate) and serves on the board and audit committee of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (mining). She previously served on the board and chaired the audit committee of Sun Life Financial, Inc. (global financial services) until May 2021, as well as the boards of PS Business Parks, Inc. (commercial real estate) until 2019, CapitalSource Inc. (commercial lending) until its acquisition in 2014, Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. (timber) until its merger with Weyerhaeuser Company in 2016, and Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (specialty pharmaceuticals) until 2016. Ms. Grootwassink Lewis is also involved in the following organizations: the Center for Audit Quality, where she serves on the Audit Committee Council; the Brookings Institution, where she serves on the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and chairs the Governance Studies Council; the United States Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, where she serves on the Leadership Board; and the National Association of Corporate Directors, where she is a Board Leadership Fellow and delegate for the Advisory Council for Risk Oversight. Ms. Grootwassink Lewis also served as a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Standing Advisory Group from 2015 to 2017. Ms. Grootwassink Lewis has extensive executive, financial and real estate industry experience, having served as a senior executive of a publicly traded REIT as well as a member of several public company boards. Ms. Grootwassink Lewis also holds a chartered financial analyst designation and is a certified public accountant registered in the state of Illinois.
Rick R. Holley
Rick R. Holley, chairman of the board of the Company since 2016, was the president and chief executive officer of Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. (timber) from 1994 to 2013 and continued to serve as chief executive officer until February 2016. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Holley served as Plum Creek’s chief financial officer. He previously served on the board of directors of Avista Corporation (electric and natural gas utility) until 2014 and as a director and chairman of the board of Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. until February 2016. Mr. Holley, one of the longest tenured chief executive officers in the timber industry, has a deep and broad understanding of the company’s industry and business lines, as well as experience in strategic planning and finance.
Deidra "Dee" Merriwether
Deidra C. Merriwether, appointed as a director of the Company in 2020, has served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (industrial maintenance, repair, and operating products supply) since January 2021. In previous roles with Grainger, she was the senior vice president and president of North American Sales & Services until January 2021, senior vice president of Direct Sales and Strategic Initiatives from 2016 to 2020, and vice president of Finance, Americas, from 2013 to 2016. Prior to Grainger, she was with Sears Holdings Corp. (retail) as chief operating officer of Retail Formats from 2011 to 2013; senior vice president and chief financial officer of Retail Formats from 2008 to 2011; vice president of Procurement & Merger Integration from 2004 to 2008; and vice president of Kmart Real Estate Strategy from 2002 to 2004. She has also served in various finance, production, and management roles with Sears, Isiah Investments (investments), PricewaterhouseCoopers (professional services), and Eli Lilly & Company (pharmaceutical). Ms. Merriwether served on the board of Sears Canada from 2007 to 2010 and serves on the Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital board in Chicago, IL, and on the North Carolina A&T State University Athletic Foundation board. Ms. Merriwether has broad-based and deep management experience in the areas of sales, international supply chain, and finance as well as significant profit and loss statement responsibilities.
Al Monaco, a director of the Company since 2020, served as president and chief executive officer and director of Enbridge Inc. (energy infrastructure) from 2012 to January 2023. Previously, Mr. Monaco held various senior executive roles at Enbridge including executive vice president, Natural Gas Transmission and Renewable Energy, executive vice president, Major Project, president of Enbridge Gas Distribution, and senior vice president, Corporate Planning and Development, as well as board positions with Enbridge and affiliated companies/publicly traded entities. He was also a director of the American Petroleum Institute, serving on its executive committee and as a chair of its finance committee. Other associations include the U.S. Business Council, the Business Council of Canada, the Business Council of Alberta, and the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board. Mr. Monaco holds the chartered professional accountant designation. Mr. Monaco has extensive experience in overseeing a large, complex and geographically diverse organization, as well as management of capital-intensive operations, development of natural resources, technology, international operations, strategic planning, human resource management and public company executive compensation. He has direct experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, regulated businesses, government policy and environmental, social and governance matters.
James C. O'Rourke
James “Joc” C. O’Rourke, appointed as a director of the Company in 2023, has served as president and chief executive officer and a director of The Mosaic Company (mining) since 2015. In previous roles with Mosaic, he was executive vice president – operations and chief operating officer from 2012 to 2015, and executive vice president – operations from 2009 to 2012. Prior to Mosaic, Mr. O’Rourke was president of Australia Pacific for Barrick Gold Corporation, the largest gold producer in Australia, and he has held various management, engineering and other roles in the mining industry in Canada and Australia. He also serves as a director, chair of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of The Toro Company. Mr. O’Rourke has more than 25 years of experience in mining and processing and commodities markets, including managing international supply chains, procurement and customers, as well as deep leadership expertise in driving innovation, operational efficiency, safety and sustainability performance.
Nicole W. Piasecki
Nicole W. Piasecki, a director of the Company since 2003, served as vice president and general manager of the Propulsion Systems Division of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (aerospace) from March 2013 to September 2017. Previously, she served as vice president of Business Development & Strategic Integration for Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 2010 to March 2013; president of Boeing Japan from 2006 to 2010; vice president of Business Strategy & Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 2003 to 2006; vice president of Sales, Leasing Companies, for Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 2000 until January 2003; and served in various positions in engineering, sales, marketing, and business strategy for the Commercial Aircraft Group since 1992. Ms. Piasecki serves on the boards of directors of BAE Systems PLC (defense and aerospace) and Howmet Aerospace Inc. (aerospace manufacturing). She is a member of the board of directors of The Stimson Center and an advisor to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Tokyo. Ms. Piasecki is a former board member of Seattle University, the Seattle Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, a former member of the board of governors, Tokyo, of the American Chamber of Commerce of Japan and a former member of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Advisory Council. Ms. Piasecki has extensive executive experience in capital-intensive industries, sales and marketing, strategic planning and international operations and relations.
Lawrence A. Selzer
Lawrence A. Selzer, a director of the Company since 2016, has served as the president and chief executive officer of The Conservation Fund (one of the nation’s premier environmental nonprofit organizations) since 2001. He is the chairman of the board of directors of American Bird Conservancy and a member of the board of directors of Leading Harvest (sustainability in agriculture). He previously served on the board of trustees of Manomet until 2021, on the board directors of Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. (timber) until February 2016 and as chairman of the board of directors of Outdoor Foundation from 2007 until 2016. Mr. Selzer has experience and expertise in the areas of conservation procurement, conservation finance, land acquisition and disposition, and real estate management. He has experience managing and overseeing a large, complex, and geographically diverse environmental conservation organization.
DEVIN W. STOCKFISH
Devin W. Stockfish has been president and chief executive officer of Weyerhaeuser Company since January 2019. Previously he served as the company’s senior vice president, Timberlands from January 2018 to December 2018, and as vice president, Western Timberlands from January 2017 to December 2017. He also served as the company’s senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary from July 2014 to December 2016, and as assistant general counsel from March 2013 to July 2014. Before joining the company, he was vice president and associate general counsel at Univar Inc. (chemical distribution), where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law. Previously, he was an attorney in the law department at Starbucks Corporation (retail food and beverage) and practiced corporate law at K&L Gates LLP (law firm). Before he began practicing law, he was an engineer with The Boeing Company (aerospace and defense). Mr. Stockfish serves as chair of the board of directors for the National Alliance of Forest Owners. Mr. Stockfish has experience in the forest products industry, capital-intensive industries, corporate finance, executive compensation, legal and regulatory matters and strategic planning.
Kim Williams, a director of the Company since 2006, was senior vice president and associate director of global industry research for Wellington Management Company LLP (investment management) from 2001 to 2005, was elected a partner effective in 1995 and held various management positions with Wellington from 1986 to 2001. Prior to joining Wellington, she served as vice president, industry analyst for Loomis, Sayles & Co., Inc (investment management) from 1982 to 1985. Ms. Williams also serves as board chair for E.W. Scripps Company (diverse media) as well as chair of the audit and executive committees and serves on the board of directors of Xcel Energy Inc. (utilities). She previously served as a director for MicroVest (asset management firm) until its acquisition in 2021. Ms. Williams is a member of the Women’s Health Leadership Council of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, a member of the board of Oxfam America (global antipoverty agency) and a life trustee of Concord Academy. Ms. Williams has extensive experience in corporate finance, strategic planning and international operations.