Who Are the Industry’s Rising Stars?

The TAPPI Young Professionals of the Year is an annual Association-level award that identifies aspiring young leaders in the global forest products, pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and associated industries. Eligible nominees are age 35 or younger with less than 10 years of industry experience.

The award recognizes Young Professionals who have made significant contributions to the forest products industries in the following areas: leadership, community service, and problem solving contributions to scientific or engineering projects. Learn about the 2020 recipients.

Winners are recognized in TAPPI’s various publications and online. In addition, they are granted one full year of TAPPI membership and are invited to attend their division-specific TAPPI conference during 2021 to receive their award.  

To nominate yourself, a peer or colleague for the 2021 TAPPI Young Professional of the Year award, download the nomination form  and return the completed nomination to [email protected]. Nomination and selection procedures are fully outlined in our Honors Manual. For additional information, contact TAPPI at [email protected]. Nominations are due August 1.