W. Bradley Southern, age 61, became a director of LP in 2017 and was appointed chairman of the Board of Directors on May 22, 2020. He is the chairperson of LP's Executive Committee. Mr. Southern has been Chief Executive Officer of LP since July 1, 2017. Mr. Southern served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from November 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Southern served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of OSB in 2015 and Senior Vice President of Siding in 2012. Mr. Southern started with LP in 1999 and held multiple positions with increasing responsibilities before being named Vice President of Specialty Operations in 2004. Mr. Southern has a B.S. and a master’s degree in Forest Resources, both from the University of Georgia.