Board of Directors

As a publicly held company, we are governed by a board of directors that oversees our company's management and provides policy guidance on our business and affairs.  The standing committees of the board are audit, compensation, and nominating and governance.

Our board believes that it will best serve our stockholders if the majority of its members are independent.  Our board regularly meets in executive session without members of management present, and each standing committee of the board meets in executive sessions regularly.  Our directors are also invited to attend the meetings of committees of which they are not members and regularly do so.  In addition, all standing board committees operate under charters that outline the responsibilities of each committee.

John J. Corkrean
Director since 2019

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for H.B. Fuller. Mr. Corkrean serves as the chair of the audit committee.


Kevin J. Hunt
Director since 2013

Retired chief executive officer, president and director of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. Since 2015 Mr. Hunt has also served as a director for Energizer Holdings and is a member of their human capital committee and serves as chairman of its finance and oversight committee. Since August 2018, he has served as a senior advisor for C.H. Guenther and Son, Inc.


William D. Larsson
Director since 2008

Retired senior vice president and chief financial officer for Precision Castparts Corp. Mr. Larsson also serves Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. as a director and is the chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and is a member of the audit committee for them. He served as lead director for Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. from 2008 t0 2014.


Joe W. Laymon
Director since 2019

Retired vice president, human resources and corporate services of Chevron Corporation. Mr. Laymon also serves as a director for Peabody Energy and is chair for the compensation committee and a member of the health, safety, security & environmental committee. He serves as a member of the compensation committee and as a member of the nominating and governance committee.


John P. O'Donnell
Director since 2016

President and chief executive officer and a director of Neenah, Inc. Mr. O’Donnell serves as a member of the compensation committee and the nominating and governance committee. 


Alexander Toeldte
Director since 2016

Retired president, CEO and director of Boise, Inc. Mr. Toeldte serves as chairman of Jitasa, Inc. and is a member of their compensation committee. He serves as chair of the board, chair of the nominating and governance committee, and as a member of the compensation committee and as a member of the audit committee.

Chairman of the Board

Arsen S. Kitch
President & Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Kitch began his career with Clearwater Paper in 2013 as the senior director of strategy and planning. He served as vice president of finance before being elected senior vice president and general manager of the consumer product business in 2018. Mr. Kitch became president and chief executive officer and joined Clearwater Paper’s board of directors in 2020.


    Ann C. Nelson
    Director since 2020
    Ms. Nelson served in various positions with KPMG LLP, an accounting and audit services company, from August 1982 through September 2019. She was a lead audit partner from 1994 through 2019 on a variety of global publicly-traded companies in a variety of industries, including forest products (REIT’s, timber/timberlands, wood products, and pulp, paper and packaging), other manufacturing, transportation, and retail. Ms. Nelson serves as a member of the audit committee.