Tom Stephens


Tom Stephens
 BSIE ‘65
MSIE ‘66

Chairman and CEO
Boise Cascade

Tom has had a longstanding and decorated career in the forest industry. He began as an engineer for Olinkraft, the forerunner of Riverwood International Corporation and has served in a number of management positions within Manville Corporation, headquartered in Denver, CO., ranging from vice president and general manager of the Wood Products Division to President and CEO. He later became chairman in 1991. He became known as the turnaround specialist for the work he did in transforming Manville into a greener and more environmentally conscious company.

He was recruited in 1997 by MacMillian Bloedel, Canada’s largest forestry company, to do a major overhaul and reorganization. In 2004 he became chief executive officer and chairman of Boise Cascade Holdings, LLC in Boise, ID.

Tom received a Distinguished Alumni award in 1991 from the University of Arkansas Alumni Association and is a member of the College of Engineering