As President and CEO of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), Heidi Brock serves as the chief advocate for the pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturing sector – an industry which accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 men and women.
Brock has led AF&PA throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and represents an essential and sustainable industry committed to the safe manufacture of paper and wood products. She has also been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, as well as on CBS News, CNN and Fox News, among others.
Prior to joining AF&PA, Brock served as President and CEO of the Aluminum Association from 2011-2019. Brock previously served as Vice-President of Federal and International Affairs for Weyerhaeuser, where she was an active member on AF&PA committees. During Brock’s 18 years at Weyerhaeuser, she worked as vice-president for e-business, director of strategic planning and manager for government affairs. Brock also served on the staffs of former U.S. Senators Dan Evans and Slade Gorton.
Brock sits on the University of Puget Sound Board of Trustees, the Bryce Harlow Foundation Board of Directors, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and ASAE Foundation Boards of Directors, the U.S. Chamber’s Committee of 100, The North American Forest Partnership, as well as the Board for DC Central Kitchen. In 2018, she was awarded the CMA Leadership Award to recognize her work to promote sustainability and manufacturing while chairing the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations. In addition, she is a past board member of the Carlton Club and an active fellow of the US-Japan Leadership Program.
Brock received a bachelor’s degree in English literature and economics from the University of Puget Sound and a master’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University.
She is married to the Reverend Charles Brock and they have a son, Samuel.