MEMPHIS, TN -- International Paper, a manufacturer and distributor of forest products, announced Mar. 14 the election of Lynn Laverty Elsenhans to its board of directors, effective March 15. Ms. Elsenhans is executive vice president of global manufacturing for Shell Downstream Inc., a business of Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world's largest oil and gas companies, where she began in 1980.

“Lynn brings global business and manufacturing expertise to our board,” said John Faraci, International Paper's chairman and CEO. “A senior executive at Shell, Lynn is highly regarded within the industry. Her accomplishments and experience around the world in a capital-intensive industry like ours will add significant benefit to International Paper.”

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