Board & Governance

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

2021 Board Nominations

The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) is seeking nominees for three open board seats in 2021 in the following regions: one from the South, one from the rest of the U.S. and an Importer seat.

Nominations start April 1, 2020 and run through April 30, 2020. All nominations are submitted to USDA, and the Secretary of Agriculture appoints new board members by the end of 2020. Read more.


Board of Directors

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


Board Members by Region

Chairman of the Board John Williams, DOMTAR

John D. Williams

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Kingsley Shannon

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Palace Stepps

Steve Voorhees 2018

Steven C. Voorhees



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

Executive Chair

Marketing Chair

Kingsley Shannon

Nominations Chair

Steven C. Voorhees

Working Groups

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

Environmental Stewardship Chair

James McDonald

Industry Channel Co-Chairs

Paul LeBlanc
Palace Stepps

Metrics Chair

John D. Williams


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2020 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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Financial Statement

View the most recent audit of our financials.

Assessment Forms

Production-Import Qrtly Report (PAP-PIQ)

On April 1, 2020 manufacturers and importers who produce or import 100,000 short tons or more annually received their Q1 2020 assessment packet via email. First quarter assessments cover January, February and March 2020 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, 2020.

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

Late Fees Amendment § 1222.520