The Aluminum Association appoints new president

The Aluminum Association announced that Heidi Biggs Brock has been named its new president, effective October 1, 2011.

Brock will succeed Steve Larkin, who has served as the Association’s president since 1998, and earlier this year announced his plan to retire at the end of 2011.

Most recently Brock served as vice president of Federal and International Affairs for the Weyerhaeuser Company. She currently serves as a member of the executive committee and board of both the National Institute of Building Sciences and the United States-Japan Leadership Program. Previously she was Weyerhaeuser’s e-business vice president. In that role, she served on the board of ForestExpress, the industry-backed electronic marketplace formed in 2000 by Weyerhaeuser, Georgia-Pacific and International Paper now known as Liaison Technologies. She also held roles in the company’s government affairs group in Washington, D.C., working on public policy issues, and in Weyerhaeuser’s strategic planning organization. Prior to Weyerhaeuser, Brock served as a legislative assistant to former United States Senators Daniel J. Evans and Slade Gorton, responsible for natural resource issues.