Board of Directors

The Softwood Lumber Board has 19 Directors, all softwood lumber CEOs and industry leaders appointed by the USDA Secretary under provisions of the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996. Representation on the Board is proportional to regional production, and domestic manufacturers and importers of a variety of softwood lumber products from a broad range of size and type of company are represented.

U.S. South

  • Furman Brodie, Charles Ingram Lumber Co.
  • Caroline Dauzat, Rex Lumber
  • J.D. Hankins, Hankins, Inc.
  • Brian Luoma, The Westervelt Company
  • Fritz Mason, Georgia-Pacific Wood Products, LLC.
  • Danny White, T. R. Miller Mill Co., Inc.
U.S. West

  • Adrian Blocker, Weyerhaeuser
  • Eric Cremers, Potlatch Corporation
  • George Emmerson, Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Todd Payne, Seneca Sawmill Company
  • Chuck Roady, F. H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company
U.S. Northeast and Great Lakes Region

  • Alden Robbins, Robbins Lumber Inc.
Canada West

  • Don Demens, Western Forest Products
  • Don Kayne, Canfor
  • Ted Seraphim, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
  • Brad Thorlakson, Tolko Industries Ltd.
Canada East

  • Kevin Edgson, EACOM Corporation
  • Hugues Simon, Barrette Wood
Overseas

  • Francisco Figueroa, Arauco Wood Products, Inc.

 

Committees

The Softwood Lumber Board has created four standing committees:

Executive Committee

  • George Emmerson, Chair
  • Caroline Dauzat, First Vice Chair
  • Don Kayne, Second Vice Chair
  • Fritz Mason, Treasurer
  • Alden Robbins, Secretary
  • Marc Brinkmeyer, Past Chair
  • Jack Jordan, Chair Emeritus
Finance Committee

  • Fritz Mason, Committee Chair
  • Eric Cremers
  • Don Demens
  • Ted Seraphim
  • Danny White
Research and Promotion Programs Committee

  • Don Kayne, Committee Chair
  • All SLB Directors (voting members)
  • Marc Brinkmeyer, Immediate Past Chair, ex-officio
  • Jack Jordan, Chair Emeritus, ex-officio
Industry Relations and Governance Committee

  • Alden Robbins, Committee Chair
  • Furman Brodie
  • Kevin Edgson
  • Brian Luoma
  • Todd Payne
  • Chuck Roady

 

Secretary Appointments

View the Call for Nominations for Softwood Lumber Board Candidates for terms starting next year

View the Secretary’s appointment for terms starting January 1, 2019
View the Secretary’s appointment for terms starting January 1, 2018
View the Secretary’s appointment for terms starting January 1, 2017
View the Secretary’s appointment for terms starting January 1, 2016
View the Secretary’s appointment for terms starting January 1, 2015
View the Secretary’s appointment for terms starting January 1, 2014

View the Secretary’s original appointments