NEW YORK, December 16, 2014 — Burson-Marsteller is pleased to announce that Michael Law, U.S. CEO, has been named to the Board of Trustees of the American Forest Foundation. The American Forest Foundation is a nonprofit conservation organization that works to help the nation’s 22 million family woodland owners be good stewards and keep forests healthy for future generations.

“Michael’s personal passion for the outdoors gives him real insight into our conservation and education efforts. His deep understanding of how to communicate ideas effectively will help guide our work to give people the tools they need to protect our forest heritage,” said Tom Martin, President and CEO of the American Forest Foundation. “We welcome his intellect, enthusiasm and sense of humor to the American Forest Foundation.”

Throughout his career, Law has been deeply engaged in environmental communications and sustainability, helping brands and businesses understand the evolving needs of stakeholders as environmental issues become more prominent in the global marketplace. He has played an integral role in developing numerous sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives aimed at consumers, governments and other stakeholders.

“The American Forest Foundation is committed to protecting the American forests and woodlands that many Americans take for granted,” said Law. “I am honored to serve on the Board of Trustees and look forward to helping the Foundation conserve and sustain American forests.”

Law joined Burson-Marsteller as President of the U.S. region in February 2013 and was named U.S. CEO in September 2014. Immediately prior to joining Burson-Marsteller, Law spent nine years at the helm of Ogilvy Public Relations’ West Coast operations. Law also has held senior executive roles at Ogilvy in Singapore, Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. Before joining Ogilvy, he worked for the United States Department of Justice. He was born and raised in Scotland, is married with three daughters and resides in Northern California. He is an Eagle Scout and avid outdoorsman.

About The American Forest Foundation
The American Forest Foundation (AFF) works on-the-ground with families, teachers and elected officials to promote stewardship and protect the values provided by our nation’s forest heritage. A commitment to the next generation unites our nationwide network of forest owners and teachers. These devoted professionals work to keep our forests healthy and our children well-prepared for the future they will inherit.

About Burson-Marsteller
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