Mark A. Emmert, a director of the Company since 2008, has been the president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association since 2010. He served 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 2017. From 2002 to 2009, she was chief financial officer of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Company (equity real estate investment trust). She was previously the vice president of finance and investor relations at Corporate Office Properties Trust (office and data center real estate investment trust) and sell-side REIT equity analyst with Johnston, Lemon & Co. (financial services). Ms. Grootwassink Lewis also serves on the board of directors of Healthpeak Properties, Inc. (life science, senior housing and medical office real estate). She previously served on the board of directors of Sun Life Financial, Inc. (global financial services) until May 2021, PS Business Parks, Inc. (commercial real estate) from 2010 until 2019, CapitalSource Inc. (commercial lending) from 2004 until its acquisition in 2014, Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. (timber) until February 2016, and Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (specialty pharmaceuticals) until June 2016. Ms. Grootwassink Lewis is on the audit committee council and the corporate governance working group of the Center for Audit Quality and also serves on the board of trustees of the Brookings Institution, the leadership board of the United States Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness and the advisory council for risk oversight for the National Association of Corporate Directors, where she is a board leadership fellow. She 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.
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
Dee Merriwether, appointed as a director of the Company in 2020, has served as senior vice president of North American Sales & Services for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (industrial maintenance, repair and operating products supply) since 2020. In previous roles with Grainger, she was the senior vice president of Direct Sales and Strategic Initiatives from 2016 to 2020, and vice president and chief financial officer, Americas, from 2013 to 2016. Prior to Grainger, she was with Sears 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 other finance, production and management roles with Sears, Isiah Investments, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Eli Lilly & Company. Ms. Merriwether served on the board of directors of Sears Canada from 2007 to 2010. She has broad-based and deep management experience in the areas of sales, international supply chain and finance, as well as significant P&L responsibilities.
Al Monaco, a director of the Company since February 2020, has served as president and chief executive officer and a director of Enbridge Inc., one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America, since 2012. Mr. Monaco is a director of the American Petroleum Institute and serves on its executive and finance committees. He is also a member of the U.S. National Petroleum Council, the Business Council of Canada, the Business Council of Alberta, and the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board. Mr. Monaco has extensive experience leading a large, complex and geographically diverse organization, as well as managing capital-intensive businesses, development of natural resources, technology, international operations, strategic planning and public company executive compensation. He also holds the chartered professional accountant and certified management accountant designations.
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 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 also serves on the board of directors of BAE Systems PLC (defense, security and aerospace), is the chair of the board of trustees of Seattle University in Seattle, Washington and a member of the board of directors of The Stimson Center. Ms. Piasecki is a former director on the Seattle Branch board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank, and a former member of the board of governors, Tokyo, of the American Chamber of Commerce of Japan, and the Federal Aviation’s Administration 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 non-profit organizations) since 2001. He is the chairman of the board of directors of American Bird Conservancy and a member of the board of trustees of Manomet. He previously served on the board of 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 and a director of the 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., where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law. Previously, he was an attorney in the law department at Starbucks Corporation and practiced corporate law at K&L Gates LLP. Before he began practicing law, he was an engineer with the Boeing Company. 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 1986. She is also a director of E.W. Scripps Company (diverse media), Xcel Energy Inc. (utilities), and MicroVest (asset management firm). She is a member of the Women’s Health Leadership Council of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and a member of the board of Oxfam America (global antipoverty agency). Ms. Williams has extensive experience in corporate finance, strategic planning and international operations.