He is succeeding Robert Glowinski, who is retiring at the end of the year after over 41 years with the wood products industry’s associations and the last 10 years spent as AWC’s President & CEO.
“The structural wood products industry is poised for growth. I believe in this industry and am passionate about what it represents as a sustainable building material,” Morrill said. “Additionally, I am fortunate to be coming into an organization that has an excellent track record and staff, and strong, sustained leadership from the current President & CEO Robert Glowinski. I look forward to continuing Bob’s legacy in advancing the industry, especially in looking for opportunities in new markets, such as those made available through AWC’s remarkable efforts in support of tall mass timber construction.”
Jackson comes to AWC with over 20 years of experience working on environmental, sustainability, industry standards and testing, and other issues, as a lawyer and trade association representative. Prior to CPA, he worked at the American Chemistry Council, practiced environmental law at a Beveridge & Diamond, and served as an environmental law consultant at the World Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Tulane Law School and is admitted to the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.
“Jackson’s background shows him to be an outstanding choice to lead the industry and further leverage the unique aspects of wood products. Our selection committee was equally impressed by his demonstrated leadership, demeanor and outlook. AWC and CPA have worked together on a number of issues over the years, which gives him additional insight into AWC’s program focus on building and fire code development, legislative and regulatory advocacy, education and strategic communications. We are very excited to have him come in and lead the association to its next level of excellence,” said LP Building Solutions Executive Vice President and AWC Board Chair Neil Sherman. “And I can confidently speak for all of AWC’s membership in thanking Bob for working tirelessly for many years on behalf of the industry. He was the association’s first President & CEO, and it’s under his leadership that a fledgling association has truly grown to be the voice of the wood products industry.”
The American Wood Council (AWC) is the voice of North American wood products manufacturing, an industry that provides almost 450,000 men and women in the United States with family-wage jobs. AWC represents 86 percent of the structural wood products industry, and members make products that are essential to everyday life from a renewable resource that absorbs and sequesters carbon. Staff experts develop state-of-the-art engineering data, technology, and standards for wood products to assure their safe and efficient design, as well as provide information on wood design, green building, and environmental regulations. AWC also advocates for balanced government policies that affect wood products.