March 2006

Case elected AF&PA chairman

Washington, DC— Michael E. Case, president and CEO of Gulf States Paper Corporation, has been elected chairman of the board for the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA).

Case takes over at an important juncture in AF&PA’s history as the organization’s own president & CEO, W. Henson Moore, will be retiring this summer after 11 years at the helm of the association. Case, in addition to participating in the search for the next AF&PA CEO, is undertaking a strategic review of AF&PA to ensure the association continues to be able to serve members effectively in the rapidly changing paper and forest products industry.

Case joined Gulf States in 1981, serving in a variety of sales and marketing positions in the packaging and paperboard areas before being named vice president for sales in the Pulp & Paperboard Division in 1993. He has also served as vice president of Strategic Planning, and executive vice president & chief operating officer. In 1999 he served as president & COO before being promoted to president & CEO on November 1, 2000.


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