Brad Southern, age 62, initially joined LP in 1999 and led the company’s siding business from 2005 to 2015 before transitioning to leading the OSB business—a position he held until he was named Chief Operating Officer in 2016. On July 1, 2017, Southern became the fifth Chief Executive Officer in the company’s history. In this position, Southern is responsible for all aspects of LP’s business, operations, and governance. Also, in 2017, he was appointed director and on May 22, 2020, Southern became Chair of the board. He began his career with MacMillan Bloedel, where he held a variety of jobs in forestry, strategic planning, finance, accounting, and plant management. He earned both bachelor’s and master’s degree in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia.
Jose Bayardo, age 50, became a director of LP in December 2021. He is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee and Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee. Bayardo began his career in 1993 as a Consultant for FM Global until he joined Tucker Anthony in 1998 as an Associate. In 2000, Bayardo migrated to J.P. Morgan as a Senior Associate and Sector Manager. Beginning in 2003, Bayardo spent nine years with Complete Production Services, Inc. as Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer. In 2012, he joined Continental Resources as Senior Vice President, Resource and Business Development before joining National Oilwell Varco in 2015 where he currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Bayardo earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Tracy Embree, age 49, became a director of LP in 2016. She is a member of the Compensation Committee and Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee. Embree began her career in 1995 with Colgate Palmolive in various engineering and operations roles. In 2000, she joined Cummins Filtration where she held various roles including Corporate and eBusiness Strategy Role; Market Leader and Product Manager; Account Executive; and Director of Global Product Management. In 2006, Embree transitioned to Cummins Inc. where she held various leadership, executive director, and management positions. In 2016, she promoted to President and Vice President of Cummins Distribution Business. Embree is a founding member of Extraordinary Women on Boards, a private membership community for highly accomplished women who are experienced corporate board directors. She earned a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree from Harvard Business School.
Lizanne Gottung, age 66, became a director of LP in 2006. She is the chairperson of the Governance & Corporate Responsibility Committee, the vice chairperson of the Compensation Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee. Gottung began her career in 1981 with Kimberly-Clark Corporation where over 35 years she held various positions including Human Resources Manager; Plant Manager; Senior Vice President, Human Resources; Chief Human Resources Officer; and most recently Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor. Since 2017 Gottung has been a self-employed consultant and an Advisor for World 50, Inc. She earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and General Management from the University of Albany.
F. Nicholas Grasberger III
F. Nicholas Grasberger III, age 58, became a director of LP in June 2019. He is the chairperson of the Finance and Audit Committee, a member of the Executive Committee, and a member of the Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee. Grasberger began his career in 1985 with USX Corporation (now known as Marathon Oil) as Treasury Management Associate. In 1986, he joined Aristech Chemical Corporation as a Senior Financial Analyst until he moved to H.J. Heinz in 1996 as Corporate Treasurer. In 2000, Grasberger joined Kennametal as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer before transitioning to Armstrong World Industries where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, President of Armstrong Building Products and Asia-Pacific. In 2011, he joined Fenner Precision as Managing Director of Precision Polymers Division. Grasberger then moved to Harsco Corporate where he spent nine years in various positions including Chief Financial Officer; President and Chief Executive Officer; and most recently Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
Ozey Horton Jr.
Ozey Horton Jr., age 71, became a director of LP in September 2016. He is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee and Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee. Horton began his career in manufacturing, corporate development and project engineering. In 1981, he joined McKinsey & Company where he stayed before retiring in 2011. At McKinsey & Company, he led several practices within the organization such as founder of the global pulp, paper, and packaging practice; co-leader of the global basic materials practice; and most recently as leader of the global operations practice within the energy and materials sector. He earned a bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Stephen Macadam, age 62, became a director of LP in 2019. He is the chairperson of the Compensation Committee and member of the Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee. Macadam began his career with McKinsey & Company in 1988 where he served clients in various industries including pulp and paper; automotive; textile; chemical; banking; and electric. In 1998, he joined Georgia-Pacific Corporation as Senior Vice President, Containerboard and Packaging and later promoted to Executive Vice President of Pulp and Paperboard. In 2005, Macadam began Chief Executive Officer of BlueLinx Corporation. He later joined EnPro Industries in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer. He earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree from Harvard Business School.
Dustan McCoy, age 73, became a director of LP in 2002 and was appointed lead independent director in 2020. He is a member of the Compensation Committee, Executive Committee, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee. McCoy joined Brunswick Corporate in 1999 where he stayed until his retirement in 2016. He held various positions at Brunswick including Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary; Executive Vice President of Witco Corporation; President, Brunswick Boat Group; Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary; and most recently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Eastern Kentucky University and a graduate degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law.