Weyerhaeuser Names Sara Kendall to Lead Corporate Affairs— Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced that Sara Kendall has assumed the role of vice president - Corporate Affairs and Sustainability effective immediately.
Kendall succeeds Ernesta Ballard, senior vice president – Corporate Affairs, who is retiring.
In her new role, Kendall has overall responsibility for the company’s federal and regional public affairs, communications, community investment, sustainability, and environment, health and safety functions. She reports directly to Dan Fulton, president and chief executive officer.
Kendall joined Weyerhaeuser in 1989 after serving as a natural resource legislative counsel for U.S. Senators Dan Evans and Slade Gorton.
Prior to assuming her new role, Kendall was vice president – Environment, Health and Safety, and Sustainability. In that role, she was responsible for the company’s EHS programs such as remediation, safety and regulatory affairs in addition to the company’s sustainability initiatives. She retains those responsibilities.
During her career at Weyerhaeuser, Kendall also has served in the law department and worked in the company’s Timberlands and Wood Products businesses.
Kendall is a graduate of Northwestern University and earned her law degree at Georgetown University. She also holds a Master of Forest Science from Yale University.
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world’s largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. We grow and harvest trees, build homes and make a range of forest products essential to everyday lives. We manage our timberland on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. At the end of 2009, we employed approximately 14,900 employees in 10 countries. We have customers worldwide and generated $5.5 billion in sales in 2009. Our stock trades on the New York Stock exchange under the symbol WY. Additional information about us is available at http://www.weyerhaeuser.com.