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AF&PA Names Juanita Duggan as President/CEO

July 17, 2006 - The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) said that Juanita D. Duggan has been selected to be AF&PA's new President and CEO. Ms. Duggan will assume her duties on October 25, 2006, replacing W. Henson Moore, who last October announced his intention to retire in 2006.

"We are very excited to have Juanita lead our industry's public policy efforts," said Michael E. Case, president and CEO of Gulf States Paper Corp. and the Chairman of the Board for AF&PA. "She is eminently qualified and has the skills and experience to make a major impact on behalf of our industry. The industry is eternally grateful for Henson's contributions over the past eleven years, and we look forward to having Ms. Duggan continue to lead our efforts to create an environment in the U.S. and abroad in which the U.S. forest products industry can flourish."

Ms. Duggan is currently the President and CEO of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, and has served in that capacity since 1998.

"This is a wonderful opportunity, one that I am eager to jump into headlong," said Juanita Duggan. "The forest products industry is a vital contributor to the American way, making the wood and paper products that people across the world rely on, managing millions of acres of America's forestland, and employing more than a million hard working Americans. I am extremely excited to build upon the numerous policy victories Henson has led and am honored AF&PA's member companies have asked me to follow in his footsteps."

"Juanita is a perfect choice to take the reins and continue AF&PA's well-deserved reputation as one of Washington's most effective and well-known trade associations," commented Henson Moore. "She brings all the necessary qualities to step right in and lead our industry, continuing the work we have begun, and identifying and addressing the new challenges the industry must face and resolve. I look forward to working with her to make this transition as seamless as possible."

SOURCE: AF&PA




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