Jill Twedt is a proven executive and a member of the C-suite team at Boise Cascade, a public company and one of the largest producers of engineered wood products, plywood, and lumber in North America as well as the largest two-step wholesale distributor of building materials. Boise Cascade has nearly 7,000 employees and over $8 billion in annual revenues.
As the SVP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Ms. Twedt pioneered the Company’s ESG team and was the catalyst for implementing governance and DEI best practices in partnership with the lead independent director in the board room. In addition, she is a key contributor and valued member of the C-suite team in establishing strategic direction and objectives at the enterprise level. Ms. Twedt leads the legal, compliance, ESG, records management, and corporate secretary functions for the company, working closely with the board of directors and serving as its trusted adviser in board and board committee meetings.
Ms. Twedt received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the College of Idaho, where she currently serves as the immediate past Board Chair of the Board of Trustees. She earned her law degree from the University of Idaho, College of Law.
Prior to joining Boise Cascade in 2007, Ms. Twedt was in private practice as an employment defense attorney. Shortly after joining Boise Cascade, the company sold its paper and packaging assets and Ms. Twedt was promoted to Associate General Counsel, focusing on all aspects of compliance and corporate and employment law. She was promoted to Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary in 2017, then to Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary in January 2019, and Senior Vice President in October 2020.
Ms. Twedt is actively involved in her alma mater, the College of Idaho, as its immediate past Board Chair, and as a member of St. Luke’s Health System’s board of directors. She previously served as a Trustee and President for Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity as well as the United Way of Treasure Valley. Ms. Twedt is a Fellow of CEO Perspectives and Leading Women Executives and has been recognized by the Idaho Business Review as a Leader in Law as well as an Accomplished Under 40 award recipient.