Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Mary Laschinger served as Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer of Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV) from July 2014 until her retirement in September 2020. Veritiv is a Fortune 500® company and a leading North American business-to-business distribution solutions company.
Previously, Ms. Laschinger served as Senior Vice President of International Paper Company from 2007 to July 2014, and as President of the xpedx distribution business from January 2010 to July 2014. Ms. Laschinger also served as President of the Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia business at International Paper from 2005 until 2010; Vice President and General Manager of International Paper’s Wood Products and Pulp businesses, as well as in other senior management roles in sales, marketing, manufacturing, and supply chain at International Paper. Prior to joining International Paper in 1992, Ms. Laschinger held various positions in sales, marketing, and supply chain at James River Corporation and Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
Ms. Laschinger is a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where she chairs the Audit Committee.
Ms. Laschinger is also a member of the Board of Directors for Kellogg Company, where she chairs the Compensation & Talent Management Committee and serves on the Executive and Nominating & Governance Committees. She is a former lead Director of Ilim Group, Russia’s largest pulp and paper company.
Ms. Laschinger is a recipient of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Alumni Association’s President’s Award. She was inducted into the 2018 YWCA Academy of Women Achievers, and was recognized by the University of Connecticut School of Business as a Distinguished Alumni in 2019.
Ms. Laschinger holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Ms. Laschinger has also completed postgraduate studies in executive management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.