Board Converting News, August 8, 2022

BCN Appoints Susan Riley New Associate Editor

She later ventured into the business world as a public relations specialist for McElroy, a Tulsa, Oklahoma based pipe fusion machine manufacturer, where she wrote for marketing campaigns as well as articles that were pub- lished in various trade journals covering the infrastruc- ture industry. Among her other duties, Riley successfully pitched stories, provided content for company and cus- tomer newsletters, and promoted the organization on its social media channels. “It is exciting to be on the team at BCN and humbling to have the opportunity to contribute to the publication’s con- tinued success into the future,” she said. “I am fortunate to be working closely with Len Prazych, whose leadership is an inspiration and I look forward to meeting our many part- ners in the corrugated and folding carton industries.” “Susan is a most welcomed and critical addition to the BCN team, especially as we continue the countdown to Corrugated Week and beyond,” said Prazych. “We look

Board Converting News has announced that Susan Riley has joined the publication as the Associate Editor. As a skilled content creator with a strong background in jour-

nalism, public relations and market- ing, she brings more than 25 years of experience in the newspaper and manufacturing industries. Riley began her career in the news business as a copy editor/fea- tures reporter and spent 16 years at the Tulsa World, where she was

Susan Riley

an award-winning reporter for the government and state teams, as well as the business section covering the oil and gas industry.

forward to sharing her deep knowledge and excellent writing skills with our loyal readers and advertisers.” Riley received her B.A. in English from Missouri Southern State University and is based in Tulsa, OK. Reach her at (918) 706- 9899 or AF&PA Promotes Topps To VP, GC, Corporate Secretary The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has announced the promotion of Andrew Topps as the next Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective September 1, 2022. He assumes the role following the retirement of Jan Pol- ing, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. “Jan has been an incredible leader throughout her 15 years of service to AF&- PA. We congratulate her on a remarkable career and wish her the very best in this next chapter,” said AF&PA President and CEO Heidi Brock. “Andrew is an excellent choice to continue leading AF&PA’s legal team, while we collectively advance our in- dustry’s sustainability story. His skills, expe- rience and leadership make him the person best suited to take on this important role.” In his new role, Topps will be responsible for the association’s legal affairs and gov- ernance issues and providing overall direc- tion of the association as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. He holds a Bach- elor of Arts from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center.


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