Boise Cascade expands executive leadership

Joanna Barney and Troy Little are promoted to VP positions at Boise Cascade.
Boise Cascade Joanna Barney
Joanna Barney

Boise Cascade has announced the promotion of two business leaders: Joanna Barney has been promoted to vice president, western operations, building materials distribution (BMD) division; and Troy Little has been promoted to vice president, finance and commodity sales, wood products division.

“I am excited to announce these well-earned executive promotions,” said Nate Jorgensen, CEO. “Both Jo and Troy have extensive track records of success. Their experience and values-based leadership will help us continue to drive key initiatives to serve our customers and grow our business.”

Joanna began her career at Boise Cascade in 2005 as an admin manager at the Salt Lake BMD branch. She was promoted to sr. location controller in 2012, to branch manager in 2015, and to general manager of BMD western operations in 2021.

Prior to joining the company, Joanna worked at Novell and Ion Laser Technology. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business finance from the University of Utah. She is a member of Leading Women Executives (LWE) and “serves on our company’s diversity, equity and inclusion steering committee,” said Boise Cascade.

A two-time All-American athlete herself, Joanna is the founder and executive director of the Utah Avalanche youth soccer club.

Boise Cascade Troy Little
Troy Little

Troy joined Boise Cascade in 1990 as an internal auditor. He has a broad range of experience on both the financial side and the operational side, including serving as regional manager for six manufacturing facilities in Oregon.

Troy became wood products division controller in 2016, division financial manager in 2018, and added commodity sales to his responsibilities in 2021.

He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the College of Idaho. Troy currently serves on the board of the Western Wood Products Association (WWPA).

Founded in 1957, Boise Cascade Company produces engineered wood products and plywood in North America and is a U.S. wholesale distributor of building products.