NAWLA Announces Speaker Line-up for 2016 Leadership Summit


Contact: Vickie Crews-Anderson


NAWLA Announces Speaker Line-up for 2016 Leadership Summit

Chicago, IL (January 25, 2016) – The North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA) is pleased to introduce the speakers for its 2016 Leadership Summit, Where Industry Decision Makers Grow, March 13-15 in Palm Springs, Calif.

The two-day educational program features presentations by these industry and thought leaders on relevant management topics and key trends that include managing margins and profitability, price volatility, and forecasting:

  • Tom Corrick, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Boise Cascade Company
  • Ted Seraphim, President and CEO, West Fraser
  • Gonzalo Zegers, Senior Vice-President, International and Business Development, Arauco
  • Joe Lawrence, President, Dixieline Lumber
  • Ashley Boeckholt, Director, Koch Pulp & Paper Trading
  • Thomas Mende, President, Klausner Trading USA
  • Brent Grover, Founding Partner, Evergreen Consulting

The event also includes ample opportunity for attendees to exchange business ideas and best practices with customers, prospects and suppliers through structured and informal networking activities.

To enhance attendees’ exposure and networking opportunities, the 2016 Leadership Summit will be held concurrently with the Western Wood Products Association's 2016 Annual Meeting at the Westin Mission Hills.

Registration for the 2016 event is tracking ahead of years past, and spots are filling up quickly. Any decision maker within the lumber industry is encouraged to attend. This includes retailers, buying groups, jobbers, and all other segments across the supply chain. All those interested in the event are encouraged to register quickly to reserve a hotel room at the discounted rate

For more information on the 2016 NAWLA Leadership Summit or to register online, visit the NAWLA Leadership Summit page.


NAWLA is the association that delivers unparalleled access to relationships and resources that improve business strategy and performance through sales growth, cost savings and operational efficiencies for wholesalers and manufacturers of forest products and other building materials that conduct business in North America. Learn more at

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