USDA Appoints Paper and Packaging Board Members for 2021

The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) announces the appointment of James Harrell, Sonoco; Pete Watson, Greif; and, Rob Melton, Domtar by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue for a three-year board term beginning January 2021. Three seats were open on the board including a South seat filled by Harrell and a seat representing the rest of the U.S. filled by Watson. Melton fills the Importer seat.

A nine-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. For 2021, officers and board members include:

  • 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.
  • Michael P. Doss, President and CEO, Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • James Harrell, Vice President and General Manager Paper, NA, Sonoco
  • Rob Melton, Vice President and General Manager, Paper, Domtar
  • Kingsley Shannon, SVP, Segment President – Fine Paper & Packaging Division, Neenah, Inc.
  • Steven C. Voorhees, CEO, WestRock
  • Pete Watson, President and CEO, Greif, Inc.

Find the current roster and learn more at www.paperandpackaging.org.  

About Paper and Packaging Board
The Paper and Packaging Board promotes paper products and paper-based packaging as a planet-friendly choice that helps create a healthier planet. Forty-six U.S. manufacturers and importers collectively fund the national marketing campaign, www.howlifeunfolds.com.