Cindy Squires, GTF Chair

Cindy was elected Chair of the Global Timber Forum (GTF) during the organisation’s Rome summit in May 2016. She also sits on the STIX Task Force.

As Chief Executive for the International Wood Products Association (IWPA), Cindy represents companies and trade organisations engaged in import and use of hardwoods and softwoods from sustainably managed forests in over 30 nations across the globe. She also serves on the boards of the American Hardwood Export Council and the American Boat and Yacht Council.

Previously, Cindy directed the regulatory, legal and trade programs for the recreational boating industry as the Chief Counsel of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and spent nearly 10 years on agricultural policy at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Senate. She practiced environmental and administrative law at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. and is admitted to the Maryland and the District of Columbia bars, having graduated cum laude from the Washington College of Law, American University.