NOVEMBER 2008

AF&PA names Paul Noe VP for public policy

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced that Paul Noe has been named vice president for Public Policy. Noe will lead AF&PA’s policy development and regulatory advocacy and support its government affairs efforts.

Noe has extensive regulatory, legislative and technical experience, including in the environmental, energy, natural resources, and regulatory policy arenas. He most recently served as vice president of Regulatory Affairs for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, where he worked on a wide range of issues including sustainability, green chemistry and regulatory issues.

Previously, Noe served at the White House Office of Management and Budget as Counselor to the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He also has been a lawyer in private practice, most recently as a partner with C&M Capitolink LLC, as well as counsel in Crowell & Morings’s Environment & Natural Resources Group. In all of these positions, he worked closely with clients on environmental, energy and regulatory policy, as well as other issues central to manufacturing and agriculture.

Noe currently serves on the Council for the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and chairs its Rulemaking Committee.