Stewart Holm is the Chief Scientist at the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and the American Wood Council (AWC) where he is responsible for managing the industry’s scientific research and identifying research opportunities across the forest products industry. Stewart has provided expert scientific oversight, guidance and strategic thinking to multi-national corporations related to public policy issues before the Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Food and Drug Administration. He holds a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology from Drury University and a M.S. in Environmental Chemistry from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is well published with over fifty papers in the scientific literature.