FEDERAL WAY, Wash., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced its board of directors has elected Devin Stockfish corporate secretary for the company. The appointment was effective July 1, 2013. Stockfish will continue to serve as assistant general counsel and his practice includes corporate governance, securities law compliance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance matters.
Stockfish succeeds Claire Grace, who will remain assistant general counsel until her planned retirement on Aug. 16. Grace was Weyerhaeuser's corporate secretary from 2000 to June 30, 2013.
"Since joining Weyerhaeuser in March of this year, Devin has proven himself to be a quick study who demonstrates extraordinary professionalism and brings a valuable set of skills and experience to the company," said Sandy McDade, senior vice president and general counsel. "He is an outstanding addition to our leadership team."
"Claire has earned the full trust of our board of directors and management for her wise counsel and leadership," said Dan Fulton, president and CEO. "In particular, she added tremendous value to the many complex transactions we completed during her tenure. We wish her the very best in her well-deserved retirement."
About Devin Stockfish
Before joining Weyerhaeuser, Devin Stockfish was vice president & associate general counsel at Univar Inc. where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law. Prior to Univar, he was an attorney in the securities & corporate law group at Starbucks Corporation and practiced corporate law at K&L Gates LLP. He received a Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado.
About Claire Grace
Claire Grace joined Weyerhaeuser in 1997, became corporate secretary and assistant general counsel in 2000, and was named a vice president in 2007. She has been a securities lawyer since 1986, focusing on corporate securities and finance, compliance with securities laws, public disclosure, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, corporate law, and contract law. Prior to joining Weyerhaeuser, Grace was vice president and associate counsel at Washington Mutual Bank, a securities and finance lawyer with Perkins Coie LLP, and served as administrative law clerk to Judge Eugene Wright, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Grace received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Law, and holds a Masters in History from Goddard College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control more than 6 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the U.S., and manage another 14 million acres under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. We are also one of the largest manufacturers of wood and cellulose fibers products, and we develop real estate, primarily as a builder of single-family homes. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2012, we generated $7.1 billion in sales and employed approximately 13,200 people who serve customers worldwide. We are listed on the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index. Our stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WY.
SOURCE Weyerhaeuser Company