Board & Governance

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


Board of Directors

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


Board Members by Region

Rob Melton

Rob Melton

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Kingsley Shannon

James Harrell

James Harrell


Pete Watson

Rest of the U.S.


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

Finance Chair

Marketing Chair

Kingsley Shannon

Nominations Co-Chairs

Scott Light
Rob Melton

Working Groups

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

Environmental Benefits Chair

Cathy Foley

Forest Stewardship Chair

John Mulcahy II

Packaging Channel Chair

Paper Channel Chair

Lynda Ramsey


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2021 Operating Budget

See our approved expenses. Fully 95% of program dollars go directly to campaign.
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Get to know the roles and responsibilities of the board.
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Independent Auditor’s Report

View the most recent audit of our financials.
Financial Statement

2020 Audited Financial Statement

Assessment Forms

On October 1, 2021 manufacturers and importers who produce or import 100,000 short tons or more annually received their Q3 2021 assessment packet via email. Second quarter assessments cover July, August and September 2021 production and imports of the following grades: printing, writing and related paper; kraft packaging paper; containerboard; and paperboard. Assessments are due on or before October 30, 2021.

Production - Import Qrtly Report (PAP-PIQ) 2021

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