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Lee Muller Thomas

Lee Muller Thomas, American investment company executive, former government official. Board director World Resources Institute, Washington, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority; Member of South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association, South Carolina Corrections Association, National Criminal Justice Association (chairman 1979-1981), Sigma Nu.

Background

Thomas, Lee Muller was born on June 13, 1944 in Ridgeway, South Carolina, United States. Son of Robert Walton and Laura (Muller) Thomas.

Education

Bachelor, University South, 1967. Master of Education, University South Carolina, 1971.

Career

Indiana consultant Criminal Justice Planning, 1977-1979. Executive director, criminal justice program Office Governor, Columbia, South Carolina, 1972-1977, director, public safety programs, 1979-1981. Associate director, state and local programs and support Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, 1981-1982, deputy director, 1982-1983.

Assistant administrator Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, 1983-1985, administrator, 1985-1989. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Law Companies Environmental Group Inc., 1989—1993. Joined Georgia Pacific Corporation, 1993, senior vice president, paper, 1995—1996, executive vice president, paper & chemicals, 1997—2000, executive vice president, consumer products, 2000—2002, president, building products & distribution, 2002, president, 2002—2003, president, chief operating officer, 2003—2005.

President, Chief Executive Officer Rayonier Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, since 2007. Board directors Resolve Inc., Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta, Airgas Inc., since 1998, Regal Entertainment Inc., since 2006.

Membership

Board director World Resources Institute, Washington, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority. Member of South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association, South Carolina Corrections Association, National Criminal Justice Association (chairman 1979-1981), Sigma Nu.

Connections

Married Dixie Gay Smily, June 20, 1981. Children: Jordan, Braden;children: Lee, Elliott.