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PressRelease_Squires Named New IWPA Executive

Squires Named New IWPA Executive 

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA - March 5 2013 - The International Wood Products Association (IWPA) announced today the hiring of Cindy Squires as the new IWPA Executive Vice President, replacing former EVP Brent McClendon.

Ms. Squires has served since 2003 as the Chief Counsel for Public Affairs and Director of Regulatory Affairs for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), where she directed its regulatory, legal, and trade programs. She also oversaw the operation of the NMMA’s BoatPAC. In her capacity at NMMA, she was active within the Lacey Coalition. Her knowledge of many issues affecting the international trade in wood and wood products will be a wonderful advantage for IWPA.

"I am delighted to join IWPA and to lend my voice in support of the many businesses who make up the international wood products industry. I look forward to continuing to build upon IWPA’s strong programs and membership in the coming years," said Squires.

Warren Spitz, President of IWPA said "Cindy will utilize the tremendous skills that she has developed throughout her career in helping us build a broader and stronger membership and communicate to the market the intrinsic value, sustainability and beauty of wood products."

Prior to NMMA, Ms. Squires practiced environmental and administrative law at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. and spent 5 years in the Executive Branch as a legislative liaison and regulatory analyst at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service. Before moving to USDA, Ms. Squires worked as a legislative staffer on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. Ms. Squires graduated cum laude from the Washington College of Law, American University and is admitted to the Maryland and the District of Columbia bars. Ms. Squires has her B.A. in International Studies from George Mason University. 

Cindy L.Squires, Esq.
Executive Director

Ashley A. Amidon
Manager, Government and Public Affairs



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