Denise M. Merle has been Senior Vice President and Chief Administration Officer, since February 2018. She oversees Human Resources, Information Technology, Communications, Government Affairs, Environmental Affairs and Safety.
Prior to her current role, she was Senior Vice President of HR and IT from 2016 to 2018 and Senior Vice President, HR and Investor Relations from 2014 to 2016. She was Director, Finance and Human Resources for the Lumber business from 2013 to 2014, Director, Compliance & Enterprise Planning from 2009 to 2013, and Director of Internal Audit from 2004 to 2009. She also held various roles in the company’s former paper and packaging businesses, including finance, capital planning and analysis, and business development. She joined the company in 1981.
She is a licensed CPA in the state of Washington. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Pacific Lutheran University and an MBA from Seattle University. She serves on the Board of Advisors of the Seattle University business school.