Feb 18, 2008 — AF&PA
WASHINGTON, February 18, 2008 (press release)
— John V. Faraci, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
International Paper, has been elected Chairman of the Board of the
American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), the national
trade association of the forest, paper, and wood products industry.
Mr. Faraci comes to the helm of the Association at a critical time
with major policy debates on climate change, energy, and the
economy underway, and a landmark election on the horizon.
“AF&PA has a long record of getting things done in
Washington and in state capitols around the country,” said
Faraci. “It is a privilege to lead an organization that
speaks for over a million employees in the U.S. In the coming year
we will face many policy challenges and opportunities, and I look
forward to meeting them head on.”
AF&PA President & CEO Donna Harman added, “At IP,
John has been a tireless advocate for our industry for over thirty
years, so we are honored to have a leader with his knowledge and
expertise as Chairman. He brings unparalleled experience to the
Association, and I look forward to working with him this year to
continue AF&PA’s tradition of environmental stewardship
and issue advocacy.”
In November 2003, Mr. Faraci was named Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of International Paper, where he has served in various
capacities since 1974.
Mr. Faraci earned a Bachelor of Science degree in history and
economics from Denison University and a Master’s degree in
business administration from the University of Michigan. He and his
wife, Heath, have two daughters, and reside in Memphis, Tennessee,
where International Paper is headquartered.