SPOKANE, Wash. – Potlatch Corp. Chief Executive Officer Michael Covey and Chief Financial Officer Eric Cremers will discuss “The Evolution of Potlatch Corporation” at the Gonzaga University School of Business Administration Dean’s Business Forum Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7 in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium.
Cost of the event is $15, which includes breakfast beginning at 7 a.m.
Headquartered in Spokane, Potlatch is a diversified forest products company. Covey joined Potlatch in 2006 as president and CEO, and was elected chair of the Board of Directors in 2007. Covey began his career with Plum Creek Timber Company in 1982 and served in a variety of roles before becoming executive vice president with responsibility for Plum Creek’s timberland and manufacturing business nationwide. He earned an MBA from the University of Oregon, a bachelor’s degree in forest management from the University of Montana, and completed a Northwestern University executive education program at the Kellogg School of Business. He is campaign chair for Spokane County United Way and is a past executive board member of Greater Spokane Inc.
Cremers joined Potlatch in 2007 as vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Before that, he was senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development for Albertsons, Inc. in Boise. Cremers also has held senior positions in investment banking at US Bancorp, Piper Jaffray, and in business strategy and development at The Pillsbury Company. He earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School and holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Kentucky. He serves on the Board of the Spokane Community College Foundation and chairs the Tocqueville Society for Spokane County United Way.