MEMPHIS, TN — International Paper, a global uncoated paper and packaging company, announced the election of J. Steven Whisler to its board of directors, effective Dec. 11.

“Steven brings extensive international operations and business expertise to our board,” said John Faraci, International Paper’s chairman and CEO.

Whisler, 53, is the retired chairman and CEO of Phelps Dodge Corp., a copper producer, where he has worked since 1979. During his tenure there, he held numerous senior positions, including senior vice president and general counsel, and president and COO.

Mr. Whisler also serves on the board of directors for US Airways Group Inc., Brunswick Corp. and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

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