William B. Howes

Retired CEO, Inland Paperboard & Packaging, Inc.

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William B. Howes is a native of Arlington, Virginia, who graduated from Furman in 1959 and later completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.  Following service as an officer in the U.S. Army, he joined the Union Camp Corporation.  Over the years, he advanced steadily in that company to become corporate senior vice president.  In 1990, he joined Inland Paperboard and Packaging as executive vice president.  In 1992, he became president and chief operating officer; in 1993, chair and chief executive officer.  He also served as executive vice president and member of the board of directors of Temple-Inland, Inc., Inland’s parent company.  He has been active in his profession, with memberships in the American Forest and Paper Association, the Kraftliner Manufacturers Institute, and the Paper Industry Management Association.  In 1997, he was named Paper Age Magazine’s Papermaker of the Year, and in 2002, The Paper Industry Management Association named him their Industry Executive of the Year.  He was also a member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Corrugated Case Association.  In May 2002, he retired after 40 years in the paper industry.

His contributions to his city and region include serving as director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, director of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and director of the Corporate Community Council, board member of Upstate Senior Living, and the parent of The Woodlands at Furman.  Listed in Who’s Who, he has also been a member of the Furman Advisory Council.

Bill and his wife, Mary, have two children and five grandchildren and reside in Sarasota, Florida.