Plum Creek Timber creates new post for Punke

Plum Creek Timber appointed Timothy Punke as senior VP, corporate affairs and public policy, effective Oct. 1.

His responsibilities will include oversight of government relations, communications, sustainability and environmental affairs. He will report to CEO Rick Holley. 

Before being tapped for the newly created position, Punke served in a variety of leadership roles during his nearly 20-year career in federal government affairs and communications. He joins Plum Creek from Monument Policy Group, a bipartisan public policy consulting firm with offices in Washington, D.C., and Seattle, and was previously a partner at the law firm of K&L Gates 

“Tim’s breadth of experience and expertise in the corporate affairs and public policy arenas make him an excellent addition to our leadership team,” said Holley. “The creation of this new position underscores the increasing importance of these functions in helping achieve corporate objectives, and the role Plum Creek and the industry can serve in helping address multiple challenges and opportunities, such as those related to the economy, energy and climate.”

Punke earned a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from Cornell University.