LEESBURG, Va. -- The American Wood Council is welcoming Jackson Morrill, former president of the Composite Panel Association, as AWC's new president and CEO. He is succeeding Robert Glowinski, who is retiring at the end of the year after more than 41 years with the wood products industry's associations and the last 10 years spent as AWC's president and CEO.

Morrill 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."

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