David P. Bozeman
David P. Bozeman, a director of the Company since February 12, 2015, is senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc. (manufacturer of construction, mining and other industrial equipment) with responsibility for the Caterpillar Enterprise System Group. Prior to his current role, he served as vice president of the Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division from 2010 to 2013, vice president of the Core Components Business Unit from 2009 to 2010 and general manager for the Specialty Products Business Unit. He joined Caterpillar in October 2008 from Harley-Davidson Motor Company, where he was vice president of Advanced Manufacturing responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of advanced manufacturing technology. Mr. Bozeman is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation Board of Directors and the Bradley University Board of Trustees. He also serves on Bradley University’s Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Advisory Board and the Board of Trustees of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). He has extensive executive experience in capital intensive industries and global manufacturing operations in large, international organizations.
Mark A. Emmert
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. and Omnicare, Inc. He 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, and strategic planning.
Sara Grootwassink Lewis
Sara Grootwassink Lewis, a director of the Company since 2016, was previously on the Board of Directors of Plum Creek since November 7, 2013. In 2009, Ms. Grootwassink Lewis founded Lewis Corporate Advisors, LLC, a capital markets advisory firm. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Company, an equity real estate investment trust, from 2002 to 2009. Ms. Grootwassink Lewis also serves on the board of directors of Sun Life Financial, PS Business Parks, Inc., and Adamas Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Grootwassink Lewis served on the board of directors of CapitalSource, Inc., from 2004 until its acquisition in 2014. Ms. Grootwassink Lewis is a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group, and a member of the Leadership Board of the United States Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness. Ms. Grootwassink Lewis’ qualifications include her previous executive, financial and real estate industry experience as a senior executive of a publicly traded REIT and her background as a Chartered Financial Analyst. Ms. Grootwassink Lewis’ service on other public company boards and their audit committees also brings valuable and relevant experience to the Board.
Rick R. Holley
Rick R. Holley, elected non-executive chairman of the board in 2016, was previously on the board of directors of Plum Creek and appointed as its President and Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 1999, the date of its conversion from a master limited partnership to a real estate investment trust, or REIT. From 1994 through the date of Plum Creek's REIT conversion, Mr. Holley served as a director and president and chief executive officer of the general partner of the former master limited partnership. Among the longest tenured chief executive officers in the timber industry, having served in his previous position as Plum Creek's Chief Executive Officer since 1994, Mr. Holley brings to the Board proven leadership skills including a deep and broad understanding of all our company's business lines, our company's industry, and general business. Mr. Holley also brings valuable experience in strategic planning, finance, and managing our company's businesses through various economic cycles.
John I. Kieckhefer
John I. Kieckhefer, a director of the Company since 1990, has been president of Kieckhefer Associates, Inc. (investment and trust management) since 1989, and was senior vice president prior to that time. He has been engaged in commercial cattle operations since 1967 and is a trustee of J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation, an Arizona charitable trust. He has a strong background in business and finance, with extensive experience in public company executive compensation.
John F. Morgan, Sr.
John F. Morgan, Sr., a director of the Company since 2016, was previously on the board of directors of Plum Creek since October 2006. Since 2001, Mr. Morgan has owned and managed Morgan Timber, LLC, a private timberland and real estate management and development company. Since 2009, Mr. Morgan has also owned and managed South Coast Commercial, LLC, a real estate investment firm. Mr. Morgan previously held positions in general banking and public securities investment management at First Orlando Corporation (Sun Trust) from 1969 to 1972, Citizens & Southern Corporation (Bank of America) from 1973 to 1978, and later helped found INVESCO Capital Management, a global money management firm, where he served from 1979 to 2000. Mr. Morgan is a private timber investor and brings to the Board valuable experience and understanding of our company's principal business. Along with his timber management background, Mr. Morgan's vast experience in the general banking industry, including his experience at INVESCO as a co-founder and member of senior management, also brings to the Board a valuable and relevant background in finance and capital markets, as well as experience in managing a large and complex business organization. As a former investment manager, Mr. Morgan also brings a keen understanding of the investor's perspective of our company and its operations. His experience evaluating financial statements also qualifies him to serve as a valuable member of the board.
Nicole W. Piasecki
Nicole W. Piasecki, a director of the Company since 2003, has been vice president and general manager of the Propulsion Systems Division of Boeing Commercial Airplanes since March 2013. 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. She is a Director on the Seattle Branch Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank, Trustee of Seattle University in Seattle, Washington, 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. She has extensive executive experience in capital intensive industries, sales and marketing, strategic planning and international operations and relations.
Marc F. Racicot
Marc F. Racicot, a director of the Company since 2016, was previously on the board of directors of Plum Creek since March 1, 2010. Mr. Racicot is an attorney and served as president and chief executive officer of the American Insurance Association from August 2005 until February 2009. Prior to that, he was an attorney at the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP from 2001 to 2005. He is a former Governor (1993 to 2001) and Attorney General (1989 to 1993) of the State of Montana. Mr. Racicot was appointed by President Bush to serve as the Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2002 to 2003 and he served as Chairman of the Bush/Cheney Re-election Committee from 2003 to 2004. He presently serves on the board of directors of Avista Corporation, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, and The Washington Companies. Mr. Racicot previously served on the board of directors of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (publicly held company until 2010), Siebel Systems Inc. (publicly held company until 1995), and Allied Capital Corporation (publicly held company until 2010). Mr. Racicot brings to the Board a wealth of experience in government and the practice of law. As the former Governor and Attorney General for the State of Montana, an important area of our company's operations, Mr. Racicot adds great breadth of experience and understanding of how government and large complex business organizations interact. As an experienced lawyer, he also has valuable skill and background in the areas of regulatory and operational risk oversight.
Lawrence A. Selzer
Lawrence A. Selzer, a director of the Company since 2016, was previously on the board of directors of Plum Creek since February 7, 2012. Since 2001, Mr. Selzer has served as the president and chief executive officer of The Conservation Fund, one of the nation's premiere environmental non-profit organizations. As the chief executive officer of a large conservation organization, Mr. Selzer brings to the Board valuable experience and expertise in the areas of conservation procurement, conservation finance, land acquisition and disposition, and real estate management. His experience managing and overseeing a large, complex, and geographically diverse environmental conservation organization is also directly relevant to our company's business and valuable to the Board.
Doyle R. Simons
Doyle R. Simons, was elected president and chief executive officer as of August 1, 2013 and has served as a member of the board of directors since June 2012. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Temple-Inland, Inc. (forest products) from 2008 until February of 2012 when it was acquired by International Paper Company. Previously, he held various management positions with Temple-Inland, including executive vice president from 2005 through 2007 and chief administrative officer from 2003 to 2005. Prior to joining the company in 1992, he practiced real estate and banking law with Hutcheson and Grundy, L.L.P. He also serves on the board of directors for Fiserv, Inc. (financial services technology). He has extensive experience in managing forest products companies and capital intensive industries, with strong skills in corporate finance, executive compensation and strategic planning.
D. Michael Steuert
D. Michael Steuert, a director of the Company since 2004, was senior vice president and chief financial officer for Fluor Corporation (engineering and construction) from 2001 until his retirement in 2012. He served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Litton Industries Inc. (defense electronics, ship construction and electronic technologies) from 1999 to 2001 and as a senior officer and chief financial officer of GenCorp Inc. (aerospace, propulsion systems, vehicle sealing systems, chemicals and real estate) from 1990 to 1999. He also serves as Trustee of Prologis, is a director of Kurion, Inc., and was formerly a member of the National Financial Executives Institute and the Carnegie Mellon Council on finance. He has extensive executive experience in corporate finance and accounting, managing capital intensive industry operations, natural resources development 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, MicroVest and Xcel Energy Inc. She is a member of the Overseer Committee of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and a Trustee of Concord Academy, Concord, Massachusetts. She has extensive experience in corporate finance, strategic planning and international operations.
Charles R. Williamson
Charles R. Williamson, a director of the Company since 2004 and previous chairman of the Board since 2009, was the executive vice president of Chevron Corporation (international oil company) from mid 2005 until his retirement in December 2005. He was chairman and chief executive officer of Unocal Corporation (oil and natural gas) until its acquisition by Chevron Corporation in 2005. He served as Unocal Corporation’s executive vice president, International Energy Operations, from 1999 to 2000; group vice president, Asia Operations, from 1998 to 1999; group vice president, International Operations from 1996 to 1997; and held numerous management jobs including positions in the United Kingdom, Thailand and the Netherlands after joining Unocal in 1977. He was a director of Unocal Corporation and former Chairman of the US-ASEAN Business Council. He is also a director and chairman of the board of Talisman Energy Inc. and a director of PACCAR Inc. He has extensive executive experience in corporate finance, management of capital intensive operations, development of natural resources, technology, international operations, strategic planning and public company executive compensation.