Ara Erickson

Director Corporate Sustainability


Ara Erickson leads Weyerhaeuser’s company-wide sustainability program. Her team is responsible for setting the direction for Weyerhaeuser’s sustainability strategy, managing and reporting on progress, and representing the company in external standard-setting processes and related forums. Her team helps ensure a sustainable supply chain for Weyerhaeuser’s customers, while creating value and new opportunities for the company. Prior to joining Weyerhaeuser, Ara directed a community-based, urban forest restoration program, conducted forest-related spatial and social science research and outreach, and worked as an environmental consultant. Outside of work, Ara enjoys exploring the amazing forests in the Northwest with her family and making a mess in the kitchen with new recipes. Ara holds an M.S. in Forest Resources from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Resource Management from U.C. Berkeley.

Ara will be speaking in ACT III Forestry 2040: Action Required.