International Paper Announces Board of Directors Changes

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On May 22, 2024, International Paper (IP) announced the election of Jamie A. Beggs and Scott A. Tozier to its Board of Directors, effective May 21, 2024.

Concurrently, Ilene S. Gordon retired from the Board due to personal and health reasons.

Jamie A. Beggs, 47, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Avient Corporation. She brings extensive experience in finance, investor relations, and corporate communications. Beggs has previously served as CFO at Hunt Consolidated and held various roles at Celanese Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Professional Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and is a certified public accountant.

Scott A. Tozier, 58, is a strategic advisor at Albemarle Corporation. He previously served as the Executive Vice President and CFO at Albemarle, significantly contributing to its financial growth and strategic M&A activities. Tozier has also held senior financial roles at Honeywell. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the University of Michigan and is also a certified public accountant.

Both Beggs and Tozier will join the Audit and Finance Committee and the Public Policy and Environment Committee. Mark S. Sutton, Chairman of IP, praised their financial expertise and business insights, noting their potential to guide IP's growth.

The Board also appointed Clinton A. Lewis, Jr., as chair of the Governance Committee, and with these changes, the IP Board will comprise 11 directors, nine of whom are independent.

International Paper is a global leader in sustainable packaging and fiber-based products, with 2023 net sales of $18.9 billion. The company employs approximately 39,000 people globally and operates in North America, Latin America, North Africa, and Europe. For more information, visit