Ara Erickson


Ara Erickson is the Director Corporate Sustainability for Weyerhaeuser’s Sustainable Supply and Value Chain program. Her team is responsible for managing and setting the direction on Weyerhaeuser’s sustainability goals and reporting, representing the company in external standard-setting processes and related forums, and overseeing Weyerhaeuser’s forest and procurement certification program. 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 ran 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.