Management

Linda K. Massman
President and Chief Executive Officer and Director since 2013

Career History

Ms. Massman began her career with Clearwater Paper in 2008 as the chief financial officer following the company’s spin-off from Potlatch Corporation.  In 2011, she was named president and chief operating officer.  Ms. Massman became president and chief executive officer, and joined Clearwater Paper’s board of directors in 2013.  She also serves as a director for Black Hills corporation and is a member of their audit Committee and serves as a director for TreeHouse Foods, Inc. and is a member of their audit committee.

Between 2002 and 2008 worked for SUPERVALU as group vice president for finance and corporate planning.  Previously, Ms. Massman served as vice president of business planning and operations at Viquity Corporation as business strategy consultant for Accenture as a director in finance at Ralph’s Grocery Company and in corporate banking with Bank of America.

Professional Associations

  • American Forest and Paper Association
    Board of directors (in 2017 served as board chair)
  • Treehouse Foods Incorporated
    Board of directors
  • Saint George’s School (Spokane, WA)
    Board of directors

 

Education

  • Harvard Business School (Cambridge, MA)
    Master’s degree in business administration
  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)
    Bachelor’s degree in business administration

    John D. Hertz
    Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

    Career History

    Mr. Hertz joined Clearwater Paper as senior vice president of finance in June 2012 and assumed the role of chief financial officer in August 2012. 

    He served as vice president and chief financial officer for Novellus Systems, Inc. between 2007 and 2012 and held senior positions at Intel Corporation, including central finance controller of the digital enterprise group, finance controller of the enterprise platform services division and accounting policy controller, from 2000 to 2007.  Mr. Hertz also worked for KPMG from 1989 to 1998.  

    Professional Associations

    • Public accountant
      Certified
    • Financial Executives Institute
      Member

    Education

    • Montana State University (Bozeman, MT)
      Bachelor’s degree in business with an accounting emphasis
    Director Since

      Michael Gadd
      Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

      Career History

      Mr. Gadd joined the company as associate general counsel in March 2006 and served as corporate secretary since July 2007.  He was elected as general counsel and corporate secretary for Clearwater Paper in December 2008.  Mr. Gadd became senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary in May 2011.

      Between 2001 and 2006 Mr. Gadd served as an attorney with Perkins Coie, where he practiced general corporate law and sophisticated transactional issues, including mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance.  He worked for Ater Wyne LLP and LeBoeuf between 1994 and 1995, and again between 1998 and 2000, and also worked for Lamb Leiby and MacRae from 1990 to 1993.

      Professional Associations

      • Second Harvest Food Bank of the Inland Northwest
        Board of directors

      Bar Admissions

      • Oregon
      • New York
      • Washington
      • District of Oregon
      • Easter District of New York
      • Southern District of New York

      Education

      • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
        Master’s degree in business administration
      • Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore, India)
        Exchange program
      • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
        JD law degree
      • University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
        Bachelor’s degree in English (magna cum laude)
      • University of Kent (Canterbury, England)
        Exchange program

       


        Kari Moyes
        Senior Vice President of Human Resources

        Career History

        Ms. Moyes began her career with Clearwater Paper in July 2013 as vice president of labor relations, overseeing the development of a multi-year labor strategy for 2,200 employees across nine collective bargaining agreements.  She has also managed other key areas and projects in HR for us, and served as the acting leader for total rewards.  Ms. Moyes served as acting leader of the Human Resources (HR) function, managing all aspects of HR including labor relations, recruiting, compensation, benefits, and talent management. 

        Prior to joining Clearwater Paper, Ms. Moyes held key HR leadership positions with Nestlé USA between 2008 and 2013.  She has also held HR leadership positions with Meritage Homes Corp. and PepsiCo.  In total, her 25 years of experience includes leading HR teams, compensation design, organization integration and sales operations leadership. 

        Education

        • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
          Master’s degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources
          Bachelor’s degree in Communications

          Arsen Kitch
          Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Products

          Career History

          Mr. Kitch began his career with Clearwater Paper in August 2013 as senior director of strategy and planning. He was elected general manager and vice president of the consumer products business in January 2018. Prior to that, he was vice president of finance and vice president of financial planning and analysis.

          Before joining Clearwater Paper, Kitch held positions as director of finance and program manager for Nestlé USA between 2011 and 2013. He worked for KKR Capstone, an operating team that supports KKR portfolio companies, from 2009 to 2011.


          Education

          • Stanford University Graduate School of Business
            Master’s degree in business administration
          • University of California, Berkley
            Bachelor’s degree in business administration