American Wood Council announces new president and CEO
Jackson Morrill, president of the Composite Panel Association, is American Wood Council’s new president and CEO, effective Sept. 16.
Morrill succeeds Robert Glowinski, who is retiring at the end of the year after over 41 years with the wood products industry’s associations and the last 10 years spent as AWC’s President & CEO.
“The structural wood products industry is poised for growth. I believe in this industry and am passionate about what it represents as a sustainable building material,” Morrill said. “Additionally, I am fortunate to be coming into an organization that has an excellent track record and staff, and strong, sustained leadership from the current president and CEO Robert Glowinski."
Jackson comes to AWC with over 20 years of experience working on environmental, sustainability, industry standards and testing, and other issues, as a lawyer and trade association representative.
Prior to CPA, he worked at the American Chemistry Council, practiced environmental law at a Beveridge & Diamond, and served as an environmental law consultant at the World Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Tulane Law School and is admitted to the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.
“Jackson’s background shows him to be an outstanding choice to lead the industry and further leverage the unique aspects of wood products,” said LP Building Solutions EVP and AWC Chair Neil Sherman. “Our selection committee was equally impressed by his demonstrated leadership, demeanor and outlook. AWC and CPA have worked together on a number of issues over the years, which gives him additional insight into AWC’s program focus on building and fire code development, legislative and regulatory advocacy, education and strategic communications.”
Sherman also said, “I can confidently speak for all of AWC’s membership in thanking Bob for working tirelessly for many years on behalf of the industry. He was the association’s first President & CEO, and it’s under his leadership that a fledgling association has truly grown to be the voice of the wood products industry.”