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Buckman elects three new members to board of directors

May 19, 2020  By P&PC Staff

Buckman has elected three new members onto its board of directors as the Vancouver, B.C.-based James Shepherd retires after 12 years.

Robert Buckman

The new directors are Robert “Bob” Buckman (Memphis, Tenn.), Jacqueline Welch (Washington, D.C.) and Gregg Sutherland (Denver, Col.).

Bob Buckman‘s career at Buckman spanned nearly 50 years including a previous tenure on the board.


The son of the company’s founder, Stanley Buckman, Buckman has held many positions at the company including CEO (1978-2000), director and chairman of the board.

He is the author of Building a Knowledge-Driven Organization and has been a long-term board member of the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC).

He is also on the board of trustees at Christian Brothers University.

Jacqueline Welch is the chief human resource officer (CHRO) and chief diversity officer (CDO) at Freddie Mac, and the first CHRO and CDO to sit on the Buckman board.

She has more than 20 years of experience in HR, inclusion and diversity strategy and execution both as a consultant with Accenture and Willis Towers Watson (formerly Towers Perrin) and as a corporate executive at companies such as Turner Broadcasting System and Rock-Tenn Company.

Jacqueline Welch

Welch has been recognized nationally with awards including a “CHRO of the Year” by HRO Today, “Diversity Leader of the Year” and “Women Worth Watching” by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, and the “Breakaway Leadership Award” by Evanta, a Gartner Company.

Gregg Sutherland is a recently retired strategy consulting partner with the global advisory firm Ernst & Young.

During his 17 years with E&Y, Sutherland assisted clients with the development of growth strategies and the design of operating models to support those strategies. His consulting work encompassed the chemical industry, including extensive work at Dow Chemical, and pulp and paper companies including Kimberly-Clark and International Paper.

Sutherland has also served in executive roles for product development and strategy, including senior vice-president of strategy at Qwest Communications.

Gregg Sutherland

He has served as a board member for Colorado Communications and Technology Professionals and Colorado Audubon Society.

“We are pleased to welcome each of these individuals to our board of directors,” says Phil Shannon, chairman of the board of Bulab Holdings.

“Bob, Jacqueline and Gregg each bring to the board unique experiences, skill sets and careers but more importantly they possess the energy, desire and commitment to help Buckman achieve its ambitious goals. Their backgrounds and track records of delivering exceptional results will be invaluable to Buckman’s future successes.”

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