USDA appoints three new Paper and Packaging Board members: Georgia-Pacific's EVP, Packaging & Cellulose Scott Light; Sappi's VP of Research, Development and Sustainability Beth Cormier; Pactiv Evergreen's VP of Paperboard Sales & Marketing Richard Bennett

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MCLEAN, Virginia , February 1, 2022 (press release) –

2022 Officers and Full Board of Directors Announced

The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) announces three new board members appointed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. Scott Light, Georgia-Pacific, Beth Cormier, Sappi, and Richard Bennett, Pactiv Evergreen, will begin their three-year appointment immediately.

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 and recycling. Officers and board members for 2022 are:

• Chair, Scott Light, Executive Vice President, Packaging & Cellulose, Georgia-Pacific LLC
• Vice-Chair, Jonathan Kraft, President, The Kraft Group
• Secretary/Treasurer, Fred Towler, Chief Diversity Officer & Vice President Global Talent Management, International Paper Co.
• At-Large Member, Rob Melton, Vice President and General Manager, Paper, Domtar
• Beth Cormier, Vice President of Research, Development and Sustainability, Sappi
• Richard Bennett, Vice President of Paperboard Sales & Marketing, Pactiv Evergreen
• James Harrell, Vice President, Industrial Americas, Sonoco

There remains one vacant seat to be filled in 2022. Learn more about P+PB governance here.

About Paper and Packaging Board
The Paper and Packaging Board promotes the use of paper products and paper-based packaging by highlighting how their sustainable nature, the industry’s practices and recycling help contribute to a healthier planet. Forty-seven U.S. manufacturers and importers collectively fund the national marketing campaign, www.howlifeunfolds.com.

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