CAMBRIDGE, MA –The Policy Advisory Board of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies convened its first meeting of 2011 last week in Washington, DC under the leadership of its recently appointed Chairman, Daniel S. Fulton, President and CEO of Weyerhaeuser Company.

“We’re delighted to have an executive of Dan Fulton’s caliber as our new board chair,” said Eric Belsky, managing director of the Joint Center. “His industry leadership, thorough knowledge of the housing sector, commitment to sustainable development, and excellent judgment will be invaluable in this role.”

Weyerhaeuser is one of the world’s largest forest products companies with approximately 14,000 employees in 10 countries.

“I’m honored to step into the Chairman position,” said Fulton. “As a longstanding member of the Policy Advisory Board, I’ve always respected the rigorous research taking place at the Joint Center. I’m looking forward to being involved on this new level.”

The Joint Center also appointed Michael Thaman the board’s new vice chair. Thaman is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Owens Corning.

The meeting in Washington included a keynote address from the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, Shaun Donovan.

Established in 1959, The Joint Center for Housing Studies is Harvard University’s center for information and research on housing in the United States and beyond. The JCHS is a collaborative unit affiliated with the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Harvard Kennedy School. The Policy Advisory Board, which was created in 1971, has a longstanding history of supporting housing research at Harvard.

SOURCE: Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University

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