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Tolko exec named to Women’s Forest Congress advisory council

April 8, 2021  By P&PC Staff

Tanya Wick, VP people and services, Tolko Industries. Photo: Tolko Industries

The Women’s Forest Congress, a U.S.-based organization, has named a new advisory board that includes Tanya Wick, vice-president of people and services, at Tolko Industries.

Tolko Industries is a privately owned Canadian forest products company with operations in western Canada, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.

As the first woman executive in Tolko Industries’ 65-year history, Wick partners with executive leaders and the board of directors to shape and execute the organization’s strategic direction.


Wick says she joined the council to help create an open and supportive environment where women get the opportunity to develop the knowledge and abilities they need to build their careers.

Women’s Forest Congress Advisory Council members serve as advisors to the steering committee, advocate for the Congress’s broader work and ensure equal representation from diverse backgrounds, organizations and views.

The 2021 Women’s Forest Congress Advisory Council includes:

  • Ebonie Alexander, executive director, Black Family Land Trust
  • Tia Beavert, tribal forest manager, Yakama Nation Tribal Forestry
  • MaryKate Bullen, director of sustainability and ESG, Forest Investment Associates
  • Deborah Hawkinson, president, Forest Resources Association
  • Jessica Leahy, Henry W. Saunders distinguished professor in forestry, University of Maine
  • Caitlyn Pollihan, CEO and executive director, International Society of Arboriculture
  • Deborah Spalding, co-chief investment officer, Commonfund
  • Andrea Tuttle, forest and climate policy consultant
  • Tanya Wick, vice-president, people and services, Tolko Industries

For more from Tanya Wick, watch her keynote at the recent Women in Forestry conference hosted by Pulp & Paper Canada, Canadian Forest Industries and Canadian Biomass.

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