Lee M. Thomas

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Mr. Lee M. Thomas Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, United States.

"As President and COO of Georgia-Pacific, Lee Thomas oversaw North American and European consumer products, pulp and paper, packaging and building products businesses. Mr. Thomas also managed the company's wood and fiber procurement group and the corporate staff functions of information technology, environmental affairs, government affairs, corporate services and strategic sourcing. Mr. Thomas joined Georgia-Pacific in 1993 as senior vice president of environmental and government affairs. He has also served as chairman and chief executive officer of Law Companies Environmental Group Inc., administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, executive deputy director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and director of the Division of Public Safety Programs - Office of the Governor of South Carolina.

"Mr. Thomas serves on the boards of Airgas Inc., Resolve Inc., Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority, National Merit Scholarship Corp., Rayonier, Inc., Regal Entertainment, Inc., and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

"Mr. Thomas received a bachelor's degree from the University of the South and a M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina. In 2001 he received the Environmental Law Institute Award and, in 2000, he received the National Conference for Community Justice National Brotherhood Award." [1]

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  1. Board of Directors, Alliance for Climate Protection, accessed October 20, 2007.
  2. Directors, American Forest and Paper Association, accessed January 17, 2009.

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