Board & Governance

Meet the influential leaders of the Paper and Packaging Board. The geographically disparate members represent both the paper and packaging sectors.

2023 Board Nominations

The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) is seeking nominations for its 2023 Board of Directors. Our three open board seats are in the following regions: two from the South and one from the rest of the U.S. The South seat board terms are for three years. The Rest of the U.S. seat has a one-year term. All terms begin on January 1, 2023.

The nominations process runs from April 20, 2022 to May 20, 2022. For more information or to receive a nomination form, contact Sarah Meiburg at (703) 935-8862 or email smeiburg@paperandpackaging.org with questions. You may also contact Steven Kauffman, USDA Marketing Specialist, at (863) 307-3286 or email steven.kauffman@usda.gov for additional information. Read more here.

 

Board of Directors

These leaders offer their valuable experience and a strong vision for the future of the marketing program.

Officers

Board Members by Region

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Rob Melton

Rob Melton

Importer
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James Harrell

James Harrell

South
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Beth Cormier

Beth Cormier

Rest of the U.S.
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Vacant

Vacant

Rest of the U.S.

Committees

Many of our board members chair committees who meet to guide different aspects of the marketing program.

Finance Chair

Marketing Chair

Beth Cormier

Nominations Chair

Rob Melton

Working Groups

Working groups, which report to committees, are formed as needed to fulfill initiatives developed by the program.

Packaging Channel Chair

Paper Channel Chair

Lynda Ramsey

GOVERNANCE

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2022 Operating Budget

See our approved expenses. Fully 95% of program dollars go directly to campaign.
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Bylaws

Get to know the roles and responsibilities of the board.
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2020 Independent Auditor’s Report

View the most recent audit of our financials.

Assessment Forms

On April 1, 2022 manufacturers and importers who produce or import 100,000 short tons or more annually received their Q1 2022 assessment packet via email. First quarter assessments cover January, February and March 2022 production and imports of the following grades: printing, writing and related paper; kraft packaging paper; containerboard; and paperboard. Assessments are due on or before April 30, 2022.

Production - Import Qrtly Report (PAP-PIQ) 2022

Late Fees Amendment § 1222.520

Campaign Order and Oversight

Congress delegated to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) the responsibility for implementation and oversight of commodity promotion, research and consumer information programs established under freestanding legislation, commonly known as “checkoff” programs.

Paper and Packaging Industry Votes to Continue Research and Promotion Program

Final Rule: Paper and Paper-based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information

AMS Oversight Guidelines for Commodity Research and Promotion Programs