Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, consumers are growing a new appreciation for the essential nature of the paper and packaging industry’s role in daily life. The Paper and Packaging Board's research also reveals an increase in consumers’ willingness to consider sustainability in purchasing decisions.  

Join us for an engaging C-level discussion, led by CEO panelists Steve Voorhees, Mike Doss, and Julie Schertell, about key trends in sustainability and e-commerce, and the essential nature of the paper and packaging industry in this "new normal."

How does the paper and packaging industry lead the conversation during this pivotal time and share the positive contributions of nature-based products with consumers? And, how does the industry maintain a united voice in the marketplace as non-renewable materials offer their own solutions?  

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The discussion includes: 

  • The importance of promotion of paper & packaging business to the public
  • Sustainability
  • Influence of new technology
  • The rise of e-commerce 

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 The panelists

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Steve Voorhees - CEO of WestRock
Before joining RockTenn, Steve Voorhees was in operations and executive roles at Sonat Inc., a diversified energy company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Voorhees serves as a member of the board of directors of SunTrust Banks, Inc., the National Association of Manufacturers and 3DE by Junior Achievement, a non-profit organization dedicated to reengineering high school education nationwide.  He serves on the board of councilors of the Carter Center.  
Steve Voorhees is chief executive officer of WestRock, a global paper and packaging company based in Atlanta, Georgia.  WestRock was formed in 2015 with the merger of MeadWestvaco and RockTenn. 

Previously, Voorhees he was CEO of RockTenn, where he also served in various executive leadership roles, including president and chief operating officer; executive vice president and chief financial officer; and chief administrative officer. 

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Michael Doss - President & CEO of Graphic Packaging Holding Company
Michael Doss became the president and CEO of Graphic Packaging Holding Company in January of 2016. Previously, he was president and COO after serving as the executive vice president, commercial operations of Graphic Packaging Holding Company. From 2008 to 2014, he held the position of senior vice president, Consumer Packaging Division following his role as senior vice president, Consumer Products Packaging of Graphic Packaging Corporation since 2006. From 2000 to 2006, he was the vice president of operations, Universal Packaging Division, after serving as director of web systems. Since joining Graphic Packaging International Corporation in 1990, Mr. Doss has held positions of increasing management responsibility, including plant manager at the Gordonsville, Tennessee and Wausau, Wisconsin plants. He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial marketing and a Master of Business Administration in finance, both from Western Michigan University, and is a graduate of Harvard University’s General Manager program.

Mr. Doss serves on the Board of Directors for the American Forest & Paper Association, the Sustainable Forest Initiative, the Paper Recycling Coalition, the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Paper & Packaging Board Check-off program. He also serves on The Carter Center Board of Councilors and is active in the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

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Julie Schertell - President & CEO of Neenah Inc.
Julie A. Schertell, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Neenah Inc. Ms. Schertell has been in this role since May 2020. Prior to this role, Ms. Schertell was the Chief Operating Officer from December 2019 to May 2020, President of Technical Products from September 2018 to December 2019, and President of Fine Paper & Packaging, from January 2011 - September 2018.

Ms. Schertell joined the Company in 2008 and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Fine Paper division through December 2010. Ms. Schertell was employed by Georgia-Pacific Corporation in the Consumer Products Retail division, where she served as Vice President of Sales Strategy from 2007-2008, and as Vice President of Customer Solutions from 2003 through 2007.
This panel will be moderated by Greg Rudder, Managing Editor for PPI Pulp & Paper Week
He covers the North American containerboard and kraft paper markets, and has done so since October 2018. He covered US and export recovered paper for 22 years through 3Q 2018, and during that period containerboard for seven years, uncoated freesheet for four years, and various other grades. A Pepperdine University graduate, he was a daily newspaper reporter for 12 years before joining PPI Pulp & Paper Week.

About The Paper and Packaging Board

The Paper and Packaging Board promotes the use of paper products and paper-­based packaging by highlighting the value they bring to our daily lives. The Paper & Packaging -- How Life Unfolds® national marketing campaign shows how paper and packaging enhance business and personal productivity, creativity and learning and help protect and deliver the food and goods we want.

U.S. manufacturers and importers of these products collectively fund the board’s efforts including the goals of the Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds® campaign.

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