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Lindsay Murphy Joins AF&PA as Executive Director, Strategic Communications

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Jan. 29, 2019 - The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has selected Lindsay Murphy as its Executive Director, Strategic Communications. Murphy will be responsible for leading the development and execution of AF&PA's communications strategy in support of the association's policy objectives.

“Lindsay has extensive communications experience from agencies and trade associations across multiple industries, and we're excited to have her on board,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman. “Her background creating and executing complex strategic communications plans and public policy issue campaigns makes her a great addition to the AF&PA team.”

Murphy brings with her more than 15 years of strategic communications experience. Most recently, she worked for Racepoint Global where she served as a vice president focusing on earned media and digital advocacy for her clients. Having begun her career on Capitol Hill, she has held various positions directing public affairs strategy and outreach.

Murphy holds a master's degree in Strategic Public Relations from The George Washington University and currently serves on the National Press Club Board of Governors. She resides in Arlington, Va. with her husband and four children.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry's sustainability initiative — Better Practices, Better Planet 2020.

The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $300 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 950,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $55 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.