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Company / Company Overview / Leadership

Georgia-Pacific Leadership Team

The executive leadership team at Georgia-Pacific brings together years of experience, diverse perspectives and unique business insights. As experts in the building products, tissue, pulp, paper, packaging and chemicals industries, they share a vision that shapes our future and ensures we create value for our customers, day in and day out.
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Michael E. Adams
Senior Vice President, Sourcing


Georgia-Pacific
2009-Present

Senior Vice President, Sourcing

2007-2009
President, Containerboard and Kraft

Previous Positions

2005-2007
Vice-President, Packaging, Sales, Marketing and Logistics

2003-2005
Regional Vice President, Color-Box

2002-2003
Vice President, Supply Chain Services

2001-2002
Director of Sales, Color-Box

1998-2001
General Manager, Kansas City Packaging Plant

1995-1998
Senior Manager, Mill Process Improvement Team

Education

M.B.A, Operations Management and Finance,
Duke University, Durham, NC., 1993

B.S., Electrical Engineering,
NC State University, Raleigh, NC., 1988

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Julie Brehm
Senior Vice President, Human Resources


Georgia-Pacific
2006-Present

Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Previous Positions
Vice President, Human Resources - INVISTA
 
President, Koch Business Solutions
 
Director, Corporate Compliance, Koch Industries, Inc.
 
Vice President, Human Resources, Koch Petroleum Group and Koch Operations Group
 
Various staff and management positions in Koch controller's and accounting groups

Affiliations
Rainbows United (Wichita, Kan.) - Board of Directors

Education
B.S., Accounting, Emporia State University, Kansas, 1983

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Tye Darland
Senior Vice President, General Counsel


Georgia-Pacific
2006-Present
Senior Vice President - General Counsel

Previous Positions
General Counsel, Secretary and Vice President, Koch Industries, Inc.
 
Associate General Counsel, Koch Industries, Inc.
 
Attorney, Koch Industries, Inc.
 
Attorney, Morrison & Hecker, Kansas City, Mo.

Affiliations
Georgia State, College of Law - Board of Visitors
 
Zoo Atlanta - Board and Executive Committee Member
 
Federalist Society - Board of Advisors Member
 
AF&PA General Counsel's Resource Committee Members
 
Member of the Georgia State, College of Law Board of Visitors
 
Named as one of the 2013 Men of the Year by Law & Justice.
 
Atlanta Police Foundation - Board Member
 
Bar Associations of Georgia, Kansas and Missouri - Member

Former Affiliations
Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission
 
AF&PA General Counsel's Resource Committee Chairman
 
INVISTA B.V. - Board of Directors
 
Koch Cellulose LLC - Board of Directors

Education
J.D., University of Iowa
 
B.S., Accounting, University of Iowa

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Curley Dossman
President - Georgia-Pacific Foundation


Georgia-Pacific
1994-Present

President - Georgia-Pacific Foundation

Previous Positions
1984-1994
State Vice President, Government Affairs - AT&T

1979-1984
Legislative Assistant - U.S. Senator Russell B. Long

1978-1984
Assistant Director - Louisiana State Planning Office

1976-1978
Inter-Agency Liaison Officer, Office of Federal Affairs and Special Projects - State of Louisiana

Company Boards
Georgia-Pacific - Diversity Council

Affiliations
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Chair, Education Committee; Member, Committee for a Better Atlanta
 
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District - Chair, Marketing Committee; Board of Directors
 
Great Schools Atlanta - Treasurer; Executive Committee; Board of Directors
 
Metro Atlanta YMCA - Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Board Development; Board of Directors

High Museum of Art - Board of Directors; Finance Committee
 
National Black Arts Festival - Past Chair, Board of Directors; Executive Committee
 
Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) - Past Chair, Board of Directors
 
100 Black Men of America - Vice Chair, Operations; Executive Committee; Board of Directors
 
Atlanta Victim Assistance Program - Chair Emeritus, Board of Directors
 
Leadership Atlanta - Board of Directors; Executive Committee
 
Atlanta Rotary - Member

Former Affiliations
Path Foundation - Board of Directors, Member
 
Peachtree DeKalb Airport Authority - Advisory Council, Past Chair
 
Piedmont Park Conservancy - Board of Directors, Chair
 
100 Black Men of America - President, Board of Directors
 
Morehouse College Campaign for a New Century - Alumni Leadership, Chair
 
United Way of America - National Corporate Advisory Council
 
Leadership Georgia - Board of Directors, Nominating Committee
 
Trust for Public Land, Atlanta - Board of Directors
 
Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education - Member
 
University of Georgia Task Force on Black Males in Higher Education - Chair Partnerships Committee
 
Atlanta Public School System Charter Review Commission - Member
 
Kiwanis Club - Member

Education
B.A., Morehouse College, 1973
 
J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1976

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Christian Fischer
Executive Vice President - Packaging Segment


Georgia-Pacific
2007-Present
Executive Vice President - Packaging Segment

2006-2007
Group President - Packaging

2003-2006
Senior Vice President, Packaging Sales and Logistics

1999-2003
Senior Director, Containerboard Sales

1997-1999
Director, Market Pulp Sales

1996-1997
Director, Market Pulp Sales - North and South America

1992-1996
Manager, Market Pulp Sales - South America

1989-1992
Sales Manager, Market Pulp Sales - Europe

Previous Positions
1984-1989
General Manager, Riocell Trade GmbH - Germany (various positions)

1982-1984
Foreign Language Instructor – CCAA, Brazil

Affiliations
Fibre Box Association - Board of Directors

International Corrugated Case Association - Board of Directors

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors; Chair, Global Commerce Council

Education
Literature & Culture, University of Hamburg

 

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James Hannan
CEO and President


Georgia-Pacific
2007-Present
CEO and President

2006-2007
President and Chief Operating Officer

2006
Executive Vice President - Chief Administrative Officer

Previous Positions
2004-2006

President, INVISTA Intermediates

2001-2004
Chief Financial Officer, Koch Mineral Services

1999-2001
Corporate Controller, Homestake Mining Company

1998-1999
Chief Financial Officer, Koch Mineral Services

1995-1998
Corporate Controller, Pegasus Gold

1989-1995
Audit Manager, Coopers & Lybrand

Company Boards
Georgia-Pacific LLC - Board of Directors, 2006

Former Affiliations
Koch Cellulose, LLC - Board of Directors

Education
B.S., Business Administration, California State University, East Bay

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W. Wesley Jones
Executive Vice President - Operations Excellence and Compliance


Georgia-Pacific
2007-Present
Executive Vice President - Operations Excellence and Compliance

2007
Senior Vice President - Consumer Products Manufacturing

2005-2007
Senior Vice President - North American Consumer Products Manufacturing

2004-2005
President - Koch Cellulose LLC, Brunswick, Ga.

2003-2004
President, Pulp

2002-2003
President, Pulp Group

2000-2002
President, Fluff Pulp

1997-2000
Vice President, Fluff Pulp & Bleached Board Operations

1996-1997
Vice President, Fluff Pulp Operations

1995-1996
Vice President, Brunswick Operations

1993-1995
General Manager, Brunswick Operations

1991-1993
Production Manager, Brunswick Operations

1989-1990
Pulping and Utilities Manager, Crossett, Ark.

1988-1989
Pulping and Woodyard Superintendent, Crossett, Ark.


Previous Positions
1982-1987
Pulping Manager, Mead Corporation, Chillicothe, Ohio

1976-1981
Shift Superintendent, ITT Rayonier, Jesup, Ga.


Affiliations
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce - Member

Brunswick Rotary Club - Member

St. Williams Church - Member


Company Boards
Southeast Regional Medical Center Hospital Authority - Board of Directors

 

Education
B.S., Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1976

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Mark Luetters
Executive Vice President, Building Products


Georgia-Pacific
2013-Present
Executive Vice President - Building Products

2009-2013
President Wood Products

2006-2009
Senior Vice President - Fiber and Energy

Previous Positions
2002-2006
Executive Vice President, Koch Carbon

1999-2002
Vice President, International Trading, Koch Carbon

1995-1998
General Manager, Far East Sales, Koch Carbon

1992-1995
Business Development Director, Koch Industries

1989-1992
Project Engineer, Koch Pipelines

Affiliations
Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta Board of Directors, 2006 - 2009

American Plywood Association Board of Directors, 2009 - Present

Pace Academy, Board of Trustees

Youth Basketball Coach

Special Olympics Volunteer

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

Education
1989
B.S., Engineering, Kansas State University

 

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David Park
Senior Vice President - Strategy and Business Development


Georgia-Pacific
2006-Present

Senior Vice President - Strategy and Business Development

Previous Positions
Managing Director, Corporate Development, Koch Industries, Inc.
 
Chief Financial Officer, Koch Canada
 
President, TrueNorth Energy Corporation
 
President, Koch Exploration Canada Ltd.

Former Affiliations
Koch Cellulose, LLC - Board of Directors

Education
M.S., George Mason University
 
B.S., Economics, Texas A&M University

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Kathleen A. Walters
Executive Vice President - Consumer Products Group


Georgia-Pacific
2012-present
Executive Vice President - Consumer Products Group

2007-2012
Executive Vice President - Global Consumer Products

2007
Group President - U.S. Retail Tissue and International Consumer Products

2006-2007
President - North American Commercial Business and Communication Papers

2004-2006
President - North American Commercial Business

Previous Positions
2002-2004

President and CEO, Sappi Fine Paper North America, Boston

1998-2002
President, Away From Home Europe - Kimberly-Clark Corporation, London

1996-1997
Vice President, Away From Home North America - Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Atlanta

1995
Vice President, Tissue and Skin Care Businesses - Scott Paper Company, Philadelphia

1993-1995
Vice President, Away From Home Wiping & Protective Clothing Businesses - Scott Paper Company, Philadelphia

1989-1993
Vice President, Sales - Scott Health Care, Philadelphia

1986-1988
Director, USA Tissue Manufacturing Planning - Scott Paper Company, Philadelphia

1982-1984
Various management positions - Scott Paper Company, Philadelphia

1980-1982
Manager, Money and Banking - Scott Paper Company, Philadelphia

1973-1976
Management Development Program - Chase Manhattan Bank, New York

Affiliations
Syracuse University - Board of Trustees
Georgia Aquarium - Board of Directors

Education
M.B.A., Finance and Strategic Planning, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1978
 
B.S., Mathematics, Syracuse University, 1973

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Sheila M. Weidman
Senior Vice President - Communications, Government and Public Affairs


Georgia-Pacific
2009-Present

Senior Vice President – Communications, Government and Public Affairs

2002-2009
Vice President - Corporate Communications and Marketing

2001-2002
Vice President - Corporate Marketing

2000-2001
Senior Director - Corporate Marketing and Sales Excellence

1998-2000
Director and Special Assistant to the Chairman and CEO

1990-1998
Director, External Communications and Corporate Advertising

1988-1990
Manager - Corporate Communications

Previous Positions
1983-1988

Communications Manager - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

Affiliations
CHRISKids - Vice Chair of the Board, Chair of Governance Committee, Marketing and Development Committee Member
 
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America – Georgia Chapter Board Member
 
Atlanta Press Club - Member
 
Georgia Press Association - Member
 
Georgia State CMO Roundtable - Chair
 
Leadership Atlanta - Class of 2004 - Member
 
Public Relations Society of America - Member

Former Affiliations
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau - Board Member
 
American Heart Association - Committee Member
 
Atlanta Historical Society - Committee Member
 
Atlanta Sports Council - Board Member and Marketing Committee Chair
 
CMO Group of North America - Member
 
Executive Public Affairs Advisory Council, Emory University - Member
 
Leadership Atlanta, L.E.A.D. program - Mentor
 
Literacy Action Inc., chair, 2007 – 2008, Chair of the Board Development Committee, 2009 – 2010
 
Marketing Leadership Council - Member
 
Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Campaign - Vice Chair, 2002 - 2005
 
Sales and Marketing Executives - Member

Education
Bachelor of Science, Journalism and Communications, University of Florida, 1983

Honors
Business to Business Women of Excellence – 2008
 
YWCA's Women of Achievement Awards - 1995
 
Georgia 100

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Tyler Woolson
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Georgia-Pacific
2006-Present
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

2005-2006
Senior Vice President - Strategy and Finance, Treasurer

1996-2002
Vice President - Strategy

Previous Positions

2002-2005
Chief Financial Officer - Consolidated Container, Atlanta, Ga.

1995-1996
Senior Consultant - Finegan & Gressle, Atlanta, Ga.

1989-1995
Senior Consultant - Towers Perrin, Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, Ga.

1985-1987
Associate - Stern Stewart & Co. New York, N.Y.

Education

M.B.A, Corporate Finance, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1989

B.A., History and Economics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1985

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