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Corporate Governance

We bolster our leadership in engineered materials with strong governance standards. Meet the Board of Directors, learn our Committee structure, and see our corporate governance documents.

Board of Directors

The Glatfelter Board of Directors is comprised of nine highly experienced individuals who have dedicated themselves to the Company’s success. Elected by stockholders on an annual basis, Board members are responsible for providing oversight of the Company’s business management and affairs. Directors are required to act in the best interest of the Company and its stockholders. The Board has been and remains actively engaged in fulfilling these duties. Learn more about each Board member.

Bruce Brown

Retired Chief Technology Officer, Procter & Gamble

Mr. Brown joined the Company’s Board in 2014. He retired in 2014 from his position as the Chief Technology Officer of Procter & Gamble, Inc. (“P&G”), a publicly-traded consumer goods company. With 34 years of experience at P&G, Mr. Brown’s responsibilities included leadership for P&G’s Innovation and Technology Program and Global Research & Development. Globally recognized as an innovation thought leader, Mr. Brown also serves on the Board of Directors for Nokia in Finland.

Specific qualifications and experience of particular relevance to the Company
Mr. Brown is a proven leader in innovation, global expansion and organizational leadership development and he has familiarity with a number of the Company’s products and materials. He brings over three decades of business-building experience to our Board and has eight years of experience as a director of public companies.

Kathleen Dahlberg

Chief Executive Officer of G.G.I., Inc.

Ms. Dahlberg joined the Company’s Board in 2001. Since 2006, she has been the Chief Executive Officer of G.G.I., Inc. (formerly known as 2Unify LLC), a private company specializing in strategic consulting for companies in various industries and sectors. She served as a director of Theragenics Corporation from May 2008 to November 2013. Ms. Dahlberg has held Vice President positions with BP Amoco, Viacom International, McDonald’s Corporation, Grand Metropolitan PLC and American Broadcasting.

Specific qualifications and experience of particular relevance to the Company
Ms. Dahlberg has significant experience in emerging technologies, acquisitions and divestitures, manufacturing, consumer goods, professional services, international operations, strategic planning, operations and risk management and corporate governance. She has more than 20 years of experience as a director of public companies.

Nicholas DeBenedictis

Chairman Emeritus, Aqua America Corporation

Mr. DeBenedictis joined the Company’s Board in 1995. He served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aqua America, Inc. (now known as Essential Utilities, Inc.), a publicly-traded water company, from May 1992 until July 2015, when he retired as CEO and remained as Chairman of the Board through 2017. In January 2018, he became Chairman Emeritus at Aqua America. He has also served as a director of Exelon Corporation since 2003 and of Mistras Group, Inc. since October 2015. Prior to joining Aqua America, Mr. DeBenedictis was Senior Vice President of Corporate and Public Affairs for PECO Energy, a $4 billion nuclear utility, responsible for government relations, overseeing development of economic and environmental policies and implementation of the utility’s public policy positions. Mr. DeBenedictis was President of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce from 1986 to 1989. He also served in two Pennsylvania government cabinet positions: Secretary of the Department of Environmental Resources and Director of the Office of Economic Development and has held senior-level positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Specific qualifications and experience of particular relevance to the Company
Mr. DeBenedictis has significant experience with government and public policy, regulated industries, public-company finance and financial reporting, as well as strategic planning, operations and risk management and corporate governance. He has more than 20 years of experience as a director of public companies.

Kevin M. Fogarty

President and Chief Executive Officer, Kraton Corporation, Inc.

Mr. Fogarty joined the Company’s Board in 2012. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kraton Corporation, Inc., a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, since 2008. Prior to being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Fogarty served as its Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing from June 2005. He was named a director of Kraton in 2009, and a director of its principal operating subsidiary, Kraton Polymers LLC, in 2008. Prior to joining Kraton, Mr. Fogarty spent 14 years with the Koch Industries, Inc. family of companies, where he held a variety of roles, including President for Polymer and Resins at Invista and President of KoSa’s Polymer and Intermediaries business. Since 2017, Mr. Fogarty is a Board member of the American Chemistry Council.

Specific qualifications and experience of particular relevance to the Company
Mr. Fogarty has significant experience with manufacturing, international operations, strategic partnerships, public-company accounting and financial reporting and new product development, as well as strategic planning, operations and risk management and corporate governance. He has more than ten years of experience as a director of public companies.

Marie T. Gallagher

Senior Vice President and Controller, PepsiCo, Inc.

Ms. Gallagher joined the Company’s Board in 2020. She has been the Senior Vice President and Controller of PepsiCo, Inc. (“PepsiCo”), a publicly-traded global food and beverage company, since 2011. Ms. Gallagher is responsible for PepsiCo’s global financial reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley processes and works closely with the Audit Committee of PepsiCo’s Board of Directors. Ms. Gallagher joined PepsiCo in 2005 as Vice President and Assistant Controller. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Ms. Gallagher was Assistant Controller of Altria Corporate Services, Inc., a consumer products company, and Senior Manager at Coopers & Lybrand LLP, an accounting firm now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Specific qualifications and experience of particular relevance to the Company
Ms. Gallagher has significant experience in public-company accounting and financial reporting, consumer goods, strategic planning, M&A, manufacturing, investor relations, sustainability, executive compensation, information technology, innovation, international operations and corporate governance.

J. Robert Hall

Chief Executive Officer, Ole Smoky Distillery

Mr. Hall joined the Company’s Board in 2002. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ole Smoky Distillery, the largest craft distillery in the United States, since July 2016. From January 2014 until June 2016, Mr. Hall served as a Managing Director of Centerview Capital, an operationally-oriented private equity firm focused on the U.S. consumer middle market. Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Ardale Enterprises LLC, a private company specializing in acquisition-related activities in the food, beverage and consumer products industry, and in this role was a Senior Advisor to Centerview Capital since 2009. Prior to forming Ardale, Mr. Hall spent over 20 years in the food and consumer goods industry, holding various positions with Nabisco, Kraft and Nestlé. While at Nabisco, he was President of Nabisco’s Specialty Products Company in the United States and President of Christie Brown & Company, Ltd., the maker of Nabisco cookies and crackers in Canada. Mr. Hall has also been President of Lenox Brands, Chairman of Wise Foods and has served on the board of Ault Foods Ltd., a $1.3 billion dairy products company in Canada.

Specific qualifications and experience of particular relevance to the Company
Mr. Hall has significant experience in general management, financial services, consumer goods, manufacturing, marketing, sales, new product development, strategic planning, M&A and corporate governance. Mr. Hall has 20 years of experience as a director of public companies.

Ronald J. Naples

Chairman Emeritus, Quaker Chemical Corp.

Mr. Naples joined the Company’s Board in 2000. He served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Stimulus Oversight Commission and Chief Accountability Officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having been appointed to that position by the Governor of Pennsylvania, from April 2009 to February 2011. In this role he reviewed, monitored and advised on Pennsylvania’s spending of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. From 1997 to May 2009, Mr. Naples was the Chairman of Quaker Chemical Corporation, a publicly-held, specialty chemical company serving metalworking and manufacturing industries worldwide, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2008. From 1981 to July 1995, he was Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Manufacturing Company, a publicly-held consumer and commercial products company, and served as its Chairman from 1986 to 1995. Mr. Naples is a former White House Fellow and served in the Ford Administration as Assistant to the Counselor to the President for Economic Affairs and as a Special Assistant to the head of the Federal Energy Administration and is a former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Mr. Naples currently serves as a director of Glenmede Trust Company, the Philadelphia Contributionship and Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Specific qualifications and experience of particular relevance to the Company
Mr. Naples has significant experience with government and public policy, professional services, manufacturing, international operations, public-company finance and financial reporting, strategic planning, operations and risk management and corporate governance. Mr. Naples has over 35 years of experience as a director of public companies.

Dante C. Parrini

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, P. H. Glatfelter Company

Mr. Parrini joined the Company’s Board in 2010. He is currently the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of P. H. Glatfelter Company. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2011 and Chairman of the Board since May 2011. Mr. Parrini previously served as Glatfelter’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 until 2010. From 2003 to 2005, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Company. Mr. Parrini joined Glatfelter in 1997 and, prior to 2003, held various executive positions responsible for the Company’s operations, sales and marketing. He has served on the board of H. B. Fuller Company since 2012.

Specific qualifications and experience of particular relevance to the Company
Mr. Parrini has significant experience leading worldwide operations, including international and domestic sales, marketing, research and development, global supply chain, information technology and corporate program management, overseeing legal and human resource functions and leading strategy development. His more than 24 years of executive experience include nearly ten years as a director of public companies.

Lee C. Stewart

Private Financial Consultant

Mr. Stewart joined the Company’s Board in 2002. He is a private financial consultant with over 25 years of experience as an investment banker. He was a Vice President at Union Carbide Corporation from 1996 to 2001, responsible for various treasury and finance functions, and from 2001 to 2002 was Chief Financial Officer of Foamex International, Inc. Mr. Stewart served as a director of the following companies: AEP Industries, Inc. from 1996 until it was sold in 2017; ITC Holdings Corp., a New York Stock Exchange-listed electricity transmission company, from 2005 through 2016 when ITC was acquired by Fortis; Marsulex, Inc., a chemical company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, from 2000 until its sale in 2011; Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a specialty chemical company in silicone and advanced materials, from May 2013 through its successful emergence from bankruptcy in October 2014; and Hexion, Inc. where he served from 2018 through its bankruptcy proceedings until its successful emergence in 2019. Mr. Stewart has over 20 years of serving as a director on public company boards. Currently, Mr. Stewart serves on the boards of Mood Media, Inc. and Essential Utilities, Inc. (previously known as Aqua America, Inc.).

Specific qualifications and experience of particular relevance to the Company
Mr. Stewart has significant experience with professional services, financial services, finance and banking, public-company accounting and financial reporting, strategic planning, operations and risk management and corporate governance. Mr. Stewart has over 20 years of experience as a director of public companies.

Committees

The Company’s Corporate Governance Principles provide that the Board will have a committee structure that is focused on the conduct of the business of the Board of Directors and required for the operation of a publicly-owned company. Currently, the Company has three standing committees: Audit, Compensation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance.

View the committee details or download the charters for more information.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee assists the Board with oversight of:

  • The quality and integrity of the accounting, auditing, and financial reporting practices of the company
  • The compliance by the company, its directors and officers with applicable laws and regulations and its code of business conduct
  • The independent auditor’s qualifications and independence
  • The performance of the company’s internal audit function and independent auditors
  • Financial policies and other matters of financial significance to the company

Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee is responsible for an executive compensation policy designed to:

  • Support overall business strategies and objectives
  • Attract, retain, motivate and reward key executives
  • Link compensation with organizational performance while appropriately balancing risk and reward
  • Align executives’ interests with those of the company’s shareholders
  • Provide competitive and reasonable compensation opportunities
  • Review and approve non-employee director compensation

The Compensation Committee also oversees the company’s executive compensation and incentive plans.

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

The Nominating and Corporate Governance (NCG) Committee advises the board on all corporate governance matters, monitors the company’s compliance with corporate governance guidelines, and periodically reviews such guidelines. This includes:

  • Recommendations to the board regarding the board’s size and composition, as well as the tenure and retirement age of directors
  • Review of the qualifications and the recommendation to the directors of nominees for election to the board at each annual meeting of shareholders
  • Nomination of persons to fill vacancies on the board
  • Nomination of directors for committee membership
  • Review and approval of all corporate contributions to affiliated persons or entities and all contributions in excess of $25,000 each year to any other person or entity

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is composed entirely of “independent” directors as that term is defined herein and as required by the NYSE listing standards.

Committee Membership

Our directors have diverse experience across a broad range of industries in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Their unique skills, qualifications and viewpoints strengthen and enrich the Board’s oversight on behalf of our shareholders.

Board MembersAudit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeNominating & Corp Governance Committee
Bruce BrownCommittee MemberCommittee Member
Kathleen A. DahlbergCommittee MemberCommittee Member
Nicholas DeBenedictisCommittee MemberCommittee Member
Kevin M. Fogarty, Lead DirectorCommittee Member
Marie T. GallagherCommittee Member
J. Robert HallCommittee MemberCommittee Chair
Ronald J. NaplesCommittee ChairCommittee Member
Dante C. Parrini, Chairman
Lee C. StewartCommittee MemberCommittee Chair

Committee Member

Committee Chair

How to Communicate with the Board of Directors

A shareholder may address written correspondence to the Board or any individual director (whether management or non-management) by mail to c/o Company Secretary, P.H. Glatfelter Company, 96 South George Street, Suite 520, York, PA 17401-1434 U.S.A., or via e-mail to GeneralCounsel@glatfelter.com.

Alternatively, direct communication with the entire Board or any non-management director can be initiated by calling +1-717-225-2066. To remain anonymous, please call the Company’s toll-free Compliance Helpline at +1-800-346-1676.

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