Linda is currently Director, Technology Partnerships at Weyerhaeuser. In this role, Linda reports to John Tao, the VP, Open Innovation. Linda is responsible for alliances and partner activities with for-profit, non-profit, university and national labs. She is also responsible for government contracts and is engaged in emerging technology activities for the company. Linda has been with Weyerhaeuser 8 1/2 years. Prior to her current role, she led the transition for Weyerhaeuser’s biofuel JV with Chevron, Catchlight Energy, and held technical and market development leadership positions in the businesses. Before joining Weyerhaeuser, Linda worked with Mead and International Paper in technical leadership, capital project, manufacturing and scientist roles. Linda holds a Ph.D. and a B.S from the University of Washington in Pulp and Paper Engineering. She has also completed the Executive Business Program at Louisiana State University and is in the Executive Scholars Program at Kellogg School of Management. Linda is also a Certified New Product Development Professional through the Product Development and Management Association.