Investors Meet The U. S. Steel
Leadership Team

Senior Leadership

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David B. Burritt, President & Chief Executive OfficerRead Full Bio

Director since 2017

David B. Burritt was appointed president and chief executive officer of United States Steel Corporation in May 2017. At that time, Mr. Burritt was also named to the company’s Board of Directors. He had been elected president and chief operating officer in February 2017 with executive responsibility for all aspects of the company’s day-to-day business in the United States and Central Europe.

Mr. Burritt joined U. S. Steel in September 2013 to serve as executive vice president and chief financial officer with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s strategic and financial matters.

Prior to joining U. S. Steel, Mr. Burritt, served as chief financial officer at Caterpillar Inc.

Mr. Burritt earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1977 from Bradley University in Peoria and received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois in Champaign in 1990.

Mr. Burritt serves on the board of directors for Lockheed Martin and the National Safety Council. He also is a member of The Business Council.

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Christine S. Breves, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerRead Full Bio

Christine S. Breves was named Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in 2019. In this role, Ms. Breves leads all aspects of the company's financial responsibilities, including internal and external reporting, credit, tax, treasury services, investor relations, pension responsibilities, internal controls and internal audit administrative oversight. She also continues to lead the company’s procurement function with responsibility for the enhancement and execution of the company’s procurement and sourcing strategies including raw materials, indirect materials and services, energy and capital procurement. She added responsibility for the company’s global information technology organization in September 2020.

Ms. Breves joined U. S. Steel in 2013 as vice president and chief procurement officer. In 2014, she assumed responsibility for the company’s logistics services organization and Transtar, U. S. Steel’s short-line railroad subsidiary, and one year later, she was named vice president and chief supply chain officer after adding sales and operations planning (S&OP) to her area of responsibility.

In 2017, Ms. Breves was appointed senior vice president – manufacturing support & chief supply chain officer, assuming responsibility for the following additional areas: corporate engineering; quality; reliability; process health; transformation; information technology; business support; leadership of U. S. Steel’s $2 billion asset revitalization program; and the implementation of reliability centered maintenance.

Prior to coming to U. S. Steel, Ms. Breves held increasingly responsible executive positions at Alcoa which culminated in her serving as chief procurement officer. In this role, Ms. Breves led a global transformation of Alcoa’s procurement organization.

Ms. Breves is a magna cum laude graduate of the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and received The Wall Street Journal Award given annually to the top business school graduate. Ms. Breves earned a master’s degree in business administration from The Citadel, also in Charleston. She is a past recipient of the Business Person of the Year Award from the College of Charleston School of Business.

Ms. Breves served on the board of directors of Quadrem, an e-commerce marketplace, as well as several professional non-profit boards. She is a Certified Purchasing Manager, a past chairman of CAPS Research Advisory Board, and a past member of the national board of directors of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). She was the 2018 recipient of ISM’s J. Shipman Gold Medal Award for contributions to the advancement of purchasing and supply management.

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James E. Bruno, Senior Vice President – European Solutions and President – U. S. Steel KošiceRead Full Bio

James E. Bruno joined United States Steel Corporation in December 2014 as senior vice president – Automotive Solutions, one of five commercial entities within U. S. Steel’s North American Flat-Rolled products operating segment that are structured to help the company get closer to customers. Under Mr. Bruno’s leadership, Automotive Solutions collaborates with automotive customers to develop solutions to address challenges facing the industry, including increased fuel economy standards and enhanced safety requirements.

In January 2016, Mr. Bruno assumed accountability for plant operations at the following facilities, which service the majority of his commercial entities’ customers: Great Lakes Works, including the EGL at Dearborn, Midwest Plant and PRO-TEC Coating Company, a joint venture with Japan’s Kobe Steel. Mr. Bruno also assumed oversight of U. S. Steel’s technology and innovation organization.

Mr. Bruno was appointed to his current role in October 2018 and has executive responsibility for the company’s operations in Slovakia.

Before joining U. S. Steel, Mr. Bruno spent 20 years with TRW Automotive, a global leader in automotive safety and one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers. During his time at TRW, he advanced through a series of increasingly responsible positions, most recently serving as vice president – North American braking operations and global slip control portfolio. While at TRW, Mr. Bruno developed a proven track record of success in leading new products to market – from concept through design and implementation – for the competitive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market. He also led a series of transformations to identify improvements in the value capture and material planning processes. Prior to joining TRW, Mr. Bruno managed various engineering and engineering technology programs for Eaton Corporation, Robert Bosch Corporation and General Dynamics.

Mr. Bruno is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering technology at Purdue University and has a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University.

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Scott D. Buckiso, Senior Vice President & Chief Manufacturing Officer - North American Flat-Rolled SegmentRead Full Bio

Scott D. Buckiso was named senior vice president & chief manufacturing officer – North American Flat-Rolled (NAFR) segment, effective Jan. 1, 2020. In this role, Mr. Buckiso has executive responsibility for all North American Flat-Rolled production facility activities, as well as the company’s logistics services organization, sales and operations planning (S&OP), engineering, corporate quality, and Transtar, U. S. Steel’s short-line railroad subsidiary. He added responsibility for the company’s iron ore mining operations in September 2020.

Mr. Buckiso joined U. S. Steel in 1990 as a management associate at Mon Valley Works' Irvin Plant. From 1990 to 2004, he advanced through increasingly responsible positions in finishing operations at the Irvin Plant, casting at Mon Valley Works’ Edgar Thomson Plant and finishing operations at Great Lakes Works.

In 2004, Mr. Buckiso was named division manager of rolling at Great Lakes Works and added oversight of the plant’s finishing operations to his area of responsibility in 2005. In 2006, he relocated to the Republic of Serbia to serve as general manager of finishing at the former U. S. Steel Serbia.

Mr. Buckiso returned to North America in 2007 when he was named plant manager of the former U. S. Steel Canada’s Lake Erie Works. He was appointed plant manager – finishing at Gary Works in 2009. Two years, later, he was named general manager – Mon Valley Works, with responsibility for four facilities: Edgar Thomson Plant (primary operations); Irvin Plant (finishing); Clairton Plant (coking and coal chemical operation); and Fairless Plant (galvanizing).

Mr. Buckiso was appointed vice president – European Solutions and president of U. S. Steel Košice in June 2015 and advanced to senior vice president in June 2017. In this role, he had executive responsibility for the company’s operations in the Slovak Republic.

Mr. Buckiso returned to the United States in October 2018 after being named senior vice president – Automotive Solutions. In this role, he led U. S. Steel’s commercial entity dedicated to helping automotive customers develop solutions to address challenges such as increased fuel economy standards and enhanced safety requirements. Mr. Buckiso also had executive responsibility for the company’s research and technology organization as well as the following operating facilities: Great Lakes Works, Midwest Plant and PRO-TEC Coating Company, a joint venture with Japan’s Kobe Steel.

Mr. Buckiso is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and a 1990 graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in communication and speech.

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Richard L. Fruehauf, Senior Vice President – Strategic Planning and Chief Strategy & Development OfficerRead Full Bio

Richard L. Fruehauf was named vice president – strategic planning and corporate development in April 2018 and advanced to senior vice president in March 2019. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, he has been appointed senior vice president – strategic planning and chief strategy & development officer. In this role, he is responsible for creating and driving U. S. Steel’s strategy to achieve profitable growth, with a focus on safety, quality, delivery, and cost to achieve three critical success factors: move up the talent curve, move down the cost curve and win in attractive markets. He also has responsibility for developing policy and methods that will support U. S. Steel’s future by aligning business and organizational opportunities. Mr. Fruehauf has executive responsibility for the following organizations: Strategic Planning and Business Development, Governmental Affairs, and Environmental Affairs and Sustainability.

Mr. Fruehauf joined U. S. Steel in September 2014 as assistant general counsel – commercial, with management responsibility for a team of attorneys that provided M&A, real estate and commercial legal advice to the company. In July 2015, he was promoted to associate general counsel – corporate, adding management responsibility for intellectual property and other transactional legal matters, before being named deputy general counsel – corporate in January 2017. Mr. Fruehauf was appointed interim general counsel and chief compliance officer in December 2017, during which time he assumed day-to-day responsibility for all of the company’s legal, environmental and compliance matters.

Prior to joining U. S. Steel, Mr. Fruehauf served as assistant general counsel – Americas for Westinghouse Electric Company, a global nuclear technology supplier, with responsibility for commercial legal matters for customers in the western United States, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, as well as legal support to the corporate supply chain, real estate, government affairs, government contracts and information technology functions. He previously served as assistant general counsel – compliance, overseeing compliance programs for export control, customs, antitrust, anti-bribery and cyber security across Westinghouse’s global operations in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Mr. Fruehauf has also practiced law with Alcoa, Inc., Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. in Pittsburgh and Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, he served in national security positions with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency, and the Department of the Navy.

A native of Pittsburgh, Mr. Fruehauf earned a Bachelor of Science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University, and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Fruehauf also serves on the Board of Directors for the Southwestern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross.

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Duane D. Holloway, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Ethics & Compliance OfficerRead Full Bio

Duane D. Holloway joined U. S. Steel in April 2018 to serve as senior vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary. He was appointed the additional role of chief ethics officer in September 2018. In his current role, Mr. Holloway holds executive responsibility for all legal, corporate governance, and ethics and compliance matters across the company. He also overseas relations with the company’s Board of Directors.

Before joining U. S. Steel, Mr. Holloway served as executive vice president and general counsel at Ascena Retail Group Inc., the largest women’s specialty retail and fashion company in the U.S. During his time at Ascena, Mr. Holloway served as global chief legal, compliance, sustainability and diversity officer. As a member of the company’s senior leadership team, Mr. Holloway played a key role in the development and execution of the company’s revised business strategy and transformation program. He also led the transformation of those departments under his purview, significantly improving processes, service levels, outcomes, expense controls and levels of engagement. Mr. Holloway also oversaw the development of Ascena’s first-ever enterprise diversity function and strategy, in addition to a comprehensive corporate social responsibility and philanthropic program.

Previously, Mr. Holloway served as vice president and deputy general counsel for CoreLogic Inc., the leading global residential property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. He oversaw members of the U.S. legal department advising on transactional, litigation, intellectual property, regulation, employment, antitrust, and governance matters. He also led the development of the department’s first-ever strategic plan.

Prior to joining CoreLogic, Mr. Holloway spent nine years at Caesars Entertainment Corp., the world’s largest gaming company at the time, where he progressed through increasingly responsible roles in the legal department before being named senior vice president and chief counsel, operations and litigation. In this role, he functioned as general counsel for the company’s global operations division, which included all casinos, resorts, hotels and other related holdings around the world, and helped lead the department’s continuous improvements to its operating model and strategy.

Mr. Holloway also practiced law at the firm now known as Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C.

A native of Baltimore, Md., Mr. Holloway earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Virginia and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Kenneth E. Jaycox, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial OfficerRead Full Bio

Kenneth E. Jaycox joined United States Steel in September 2020 to serve as senior vice president and chief commercial officer. In his current role, Mr. Jaycox leads U. S. Steel’s commercial functions and is responsible for customer value creation in the areas of sales, innovation, commercial support and marketing.

Prior to joining U. S. Steel, Mr. Jaycox led numerous customer, sales, supply chain and digital transformation initiatives as vice president, transformation for Sysco Corporation, a global leader in food distribution based in Houston, Texas. As a member of Sysco’s senior leadership team, he played a critical leadership role in the development and leadership of Sysco’s business strategy and led the company’s transformation initiatives.

Mr. Jaycox joined Sysco in 2013 as vice president, revenue management and led sales strategy and operations from 2015-2018. Prior to joining Sysco, he was chief operating officer with International Traders Inc./First American Carriers and served in a variety of commercial, customer and procurement leadership roles at Compass Group North America and The Coca-Cola Company.

Mr. Jaycox is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and holds a bachelor's degree from Saint Louis University in St. Louis.

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Douglas R. Matthews, Senior Vice President - TubularRead Full Bio

Douglas R. Matthews, a native of Uniontown, Pa., joined U. S. Steel in 1988 as a management associate at the Edgar Thomson Plant, Mon Valley Works’ steelmaking facility near Pittsburgh, Pa. He progressed through increasingly responsible management roles in electrical and caster maintenance at the Edgar Thomson Plant and the coating operations at Mon Valley Works’ Irvin Plant, a Pittsburgh-area rolling and finishing facility, before being transferred to PRO-TEC Coating Company, U. S. Steel’s joint venture with Kobe Steel of Japan located in Leipsic, Ohio, in 1997 to manage the installation and commissioning of the facility’s second continuous galvanizing line.

From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Matthews oversaw iron production at the former USS/KOBE steelmaking venture in Lorain, Ohio, and at Gary Works in Gary, Ind., respectively. He was named division manager of steelmaking and casting at Gary Works in 2003 and was promoted to general manager of blast furnace engineering and technology at the company’s Pittsburgh headquarters in 2005.

Mr. Matthews was appointed vice president and general director of the former U. S. Steel Serbia, d.o.o. in May 2006, where he was responsible for overseeing all activities at facilities in Smederevo, Šabac and Kučevo. Mr. Matthews was named president and general manager of U. S. Steel Canada in October 2007 when U. S. Steel completed its acquisition of Canadian steelmaker Stelco Inc. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing operations at the company’s Canadian subsidiary, which includes two steelmaking and finishing facilities in southern Ontario – Hamilton Works in Hamilton and Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke.

Mr. Matthews was elected vice president – tubular operations and president – U. S. Steel Tubular Products in 2009 with executive responsibility for the company’s tubular operations and associated functions. In July 2013, Mr. Matthews assumed the role of senior vice president – North American flat-rolled operations, where he oversaw all flat-rolled operations including mining, sales, marketing, and supply chain functions across U. S. Steel’s North American facilities.

On Jan. 1, 2015, U. S. Steel realigned its management structure to create commercial entities in order to get closer to customers and put increased emphasis on manufacturing operations. Mr. Matthews maintained his responsibility for U. S. Steel’s North American flat-rolled manufacturing facilities.

In January 2016, Mr. Matthews was named senior vice president – Industrial, Service Center and Mining Solutions. In this role, he led all commercial efforts in the North American Flat-Rolled operating segment related to the following end-use markets: service centers; pipe and tube manufacturing; agricultural and industrial equipment; and the industrial containers. Additionally, Mr. Matthews was accountable for plant operations at the following facilities, which serviced the majority of the commercial entities’ customers: Gary Works, Granite City Works, Minnesota Ore Operations, and the company’s iron ore joint venture in Minnesota (Hibbing Taconite). In February 2018, Mr. Matthews also assumed day-to-day responsibility for U. S. Steel's tubular business.

In January 2020, Mr. Matthews was named Senior Vice President – Chief Commercial & Technology Officer, Mining and Tubular Solutions. In this role, he led all North American flat-rolled commercial activities and was responsible for integrating all innovation, research and development, and information technology in the company’s North American facilities with a focus on customer satisfaction, new business, market share growth, new technology and digitization acceleration. Mr. Matthews was also the accountable leader for U. S. Steel’s mining operations and its tubular segment.

In September 2020, Mr. Matthews announced his intention to retire in January 2021. He will retain executive responsibility for U. S. Steel’s tubular segment until a successor is named, and he is directly involved with transition efforts related to the company’s mining operations and commercial and innovation activities.

Mr. Matthews graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and received a master’s degree in business administration from Duquesne University in 1993.

Mr. Matthews currently serves on the board of directors for the American Petroleum Institute.

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Barry Melnkovic, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources OfficerRead Full Bio

Barry Melnkovic joined U. S. Steel in May 2017 as vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) and advanced to senior vice president and CHRO in March 2018. Mr. Melnkovic also serves as the company’s chief inclusion and diversity officer (CIDO). In these roles, he is accountable for all facets of the company’s global human resources, inclusion and diversity, and labor relations strategies and organizations. As he has throughout his career, he is focused on driving financial results through people, with particular emphasis on attracting, developing and retaining top-level talent and creating a high-performing organization that puts safety first at all times.

Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief human capital officer, Labor Relations, Diversity and Lean Enterprise Solutions for National Railroad Passenger Corporation / Amtrak. He was also a corporate officer and executive committee member while at Amtrak. During his tenure, Mr. Melnkovic developed and executed Amtrak’s human and labor relations strategies for the company’s large workforce. He established an enterprise-wide lean six sigma function and developed a culture of operational excellence and accountability. Mr. Melnkovic’ s contributions and leadership in these areas played a leading role in the Amtrak team’s ability to achieve key business objectives in delivering record revenue, ridership, customer satisfaction and savings. During his tenure, Amtrak made the Forbes Best Employers list and significantly improved its standing year over year. The company also made the inaugural STEM Jobs list and in 2016 ranked first in the transportation industry. Amtrak also won numerous awards as a veterans’ destination employer of choice and earned Workforce magazine’s highest honor, the Optimas Award for General Excellence, in 2014. He was named the 2016 HR Executive of the Year by Human Resource Executive magazine.

Prior to joining Amtrak, Mr. Melnkovic served as the top human resources leader at Lilly Industries, Motor Coach Industries and Holland America Line. He also held senior corporate leadership and officer roles at Owens Corning, including vice president – human resources, vice president – talent management and organizational effectiveness, and interim chief operating officer for one of the company’s business units.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Melnkovic advanced through increasingly responsible positions in the human resources, labor relations, compensation and benefits fields at Cummins Engine Company and Ashland Chemical. Mr. Melnkovic began his professional career at PPG Industries. His approaches to leadership development, ergonomics and applied safety training were used to drive significant improvements in safety, cost and quality at an underperforming facility and were adopted globally. He also served as controller of a PPG business unit during his tenure.

Mr. Melnkovic has also served as vice president – talent management and business development at a search and consulting practice.

Mr. Melnkovic is certified by the HR Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He has also been recognized multiple times for his accomplishments and leadership in his field. In addition to being named the 2016 HR Executive of the Year by Human Resource Executive magazine, he also was awarded the 2016 Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year in the Large Company category by the HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington, D.C. One year prior, Evanta recognized him with its HR Breakaway Leaders Award, which honors CHROs whose leadership elevated the performances of their people, partners and business. Aon selected Amtrak for its HR Innovation and Excellence award from more than 400 organizations based on talent, total rewards and HRIS excellence.

A native of Windber, Pa., Mr. Melnkovic is the son of a retired U. S. Steel crane operator and welder who spent much of his career at the company’s former Johnstown Works in Johnstown, Pa. Mr. Melnkovic earned a bachelor’s degree in economics with honors from the University of Pittsburgh and received a master’s degree in human resources from Rutgers University.

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Tracy A. Atkinson, Retired Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer State Street CorporationRead Full Bio

Director since 2020

Tracy A. Atkinson served as Executive Vice President of State Street Corporation from 2008 until March 2020 and its Chief Administration Officer since May 2019 to March 2020. Ms. Atkinson served as State Street Corporation’s Chief Compliance Officer from 2017 to May 2019, and its Treasurer from 2016 to 2017. From 2009 to 2010, Ms. Atkinson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of State Street Corporation, and she served as Executive Vice President and State Street Global Advisors’ Chief Compliance Officer from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining State Street Corporation in 2008, Ms. Atkinson served in various leadership positions at MFS Investment Management from 2004 to 2008 and as a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1999 to 2004, after having joined the firm in 1988.

Ms. Atkinson received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts and is a certified public accountant. She has served on the board of Raytheon Technologies (formerly Raytheon Company) since 2014 and joined the board of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. in 2020.

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David B. Burritt, President & Chief Executive Officer United States Steel CorporationRead Full Bio

Director since 2017

David B. Burritt was appointed president and chief executive officer of United States Steel Corporation in May 2017. At that time, Mr. Burritt was also named to the company’s Board of Directors. He had been elected president and chief operating officer in February 2017 with executive responsibility for all aspects of the company’s day-to-day business in the United States and Central Europe.

Mr. Burritt joined U. S. Steel in September 2013 to serve as executive vice president and chief financial officer with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s strategic and financial matters.

Prior to joining U. S. Steel, Mr. Burritt, served as chief financial officer at Caterpillar Inc.

Mr. Burritt earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1977 from Bradley University in Peoria and received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois in Champaign in 1990.

Mr. Burritt serves on the board of directors for Lockheed Martin and the National Safety Council. He also is a member of The Business Council.

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Patricia Diaz Dennis, Retired Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel AT&TRead Full Bio

Director since 2015
Board Committees: Corporate Governance & Sustainability and Compensation & Organization

Patricia Diaz Dennis graduated from the University of California Los Angeles and received her law degree from the Loyola Law School of Loyola Marymount University. Ms. Dennis has held three Senate-confirmed federal government appointments. Former President Ronald Reagan named her to the National Labor Relations Board in 1983 and appointed her as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission three years later. After becoming partner and head of the communications section of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Ms. Dennis returned to public service in 1992 when former President George H. W. Bush appointed her Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. Ms. Dennis served in a variety of executive positions with SBC Communications, Inc., which later became AT&T, including General Counsel and Secretary of SBC West from May 2002 until August 2004 and Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of AT&T from 2004 to 2008. Ms. Dennis currently serves on the boards of Entravision Communication Corporation and Amalgamated Bank, and previously served on the board of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. She also is a trustee of the NHP Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board for LBJ Family Wealth Advisors.

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Dan O. Dinges, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Cabot Oil & Gas CorporationRead Full Bio

Director since 2010
Board Committees: Compensation & Organization (Chair)

Dan O. Dinges graduated from The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Petroleum Land Management. Mr. Dinges began his career with Mobil Oil Corporation in 1978. From 1981 to 2001, Mr. Dinges worked in a variety of management positions with Samedan Oil Corporation, a subsidiary of Noble Affiliates, Inc. (now Noble Energy Inc.). In September 2001, Mr. Dinges joined Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation as its President and Chief Operating Officer, and assumed his current position as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2002. Mr. Dinges serves on the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute, Spitzer Industries, Inc., the American Exploration & Production Council, the Foundation for Energy Education, Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Boy Scouts of America, and Palmer Drug Abuse Program. Mr. Dinges previously served on the board of directors of Lone Star Technologies, Inc. Mr. Dinges is also a member of the All-American Wildcatters Association and serves on the executive committee of the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center for Energy, Law and Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

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John J. Engel, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer WESCO International, Inc.Read Full Bio

Director since 2011
Board Committees: Compensation & Organization and Corporate Governance & Sustainability

John J. Engel graduated from Villanova University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester in 1991. Mr. Engel has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of WESCO International, Inc. since 2011. Previously, at WESCO International, Inc., Mr. Engel served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2011, and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2009. Before joining WESCO in 2004, Mr. Engel served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Gateway, Inc.; Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President of Perkin Elmer, Inc.; and Vice President and General Manager of Allied Signal, Inc. Mr. Engel also held various engineering, manufacturing and general management positions at General Electric Company. Mr. Engel is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Business Council, and is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers.

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John V. Faraci, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer International PaperRead Full Bio

Director since 2019
Board Committees: Audit and Compensation & Organization

John V. Faraci served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Paper from 2003 to 2014. During his 40-year career at International Paper, Mr. Faraci served in a series of financial, planning and management positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Faraci is also a member of the board of directors of ConocoPhillips, PPG Industries, Inc., and United Technologies Corporation. He also serves on the board of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Denison University, a member of the Royal Bank of Canada Advisory Board, a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Faraci graduated from Denison University with a degree in history and economics. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Mr. Faraci is currently an Operating Partner with Advent International.

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Murry S. Gerber, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer EQT CorporationRead Full Bio

Director since 2012
Board Committees: Audit (Chair)

Murry S. Gerber received a Bachelor’s degree in geology from Augustana College and a Master’s degree in geology from the University of Illinois. From 1979 to 1998, Mr. Gerber served in a series of technical and management positions with Shell Oil Company, including Chief Executive Officer of Coral Energy, L.P. (now Shell Trading North America) from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Gerber served as Chief Executive Officer and President of EQT Corporation from June 1998 through February 2007; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from May 2000 through April 2010; and Executive Chairman from April 2010 until May 2011. Mr. Gerber is also a member of the boards of directors of BlackRock, Inc. and Halliburton Company.

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Stephen J. Girsky, President S. J. Girsky & CompanyRead Full Bio

Director since 2016
Board Committees: Corporate Governance & Sustainability (Chair)

Stephen J. Girsky received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Girsky is Managing Partner of VectoIQ, an independent advisory firm based in New York, where he applied more than 30 years of experience working with senior corporate and board executives, labor leaders, OEM leaders, suppliers and dealers, and national and local policy makers. Mr. Girsky served in a number of capacities at General Motors from November 2009 until July 2014, including GM Vice Chairman, having responsibility for global corporate strategy, new business development, global product planning and program management, global connected consumer/OnStar, and GM Ventures LLC, Global Research & Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. Mr. Girsky served as Chairman of the Adam Opel AG Supervisory Board and was President of GM Europe for a period of time.

Mr. Girsky is a director at Brookfield Business Partners, Clarios, Valens Semiconductor Ltd., and Nikola Corporation. He served on the General Motors Board of Directors following its emergence from bankruptcy in June 2009 until June 2016. He also served as the lead director of Dana Holdings Corp. from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Girsky has also served as president of Centerbridge Industrial Partners, an affiliate of Centerbridge Partners, LP, and a multibillion dollar investment fund. Prior to Centerbridge, he was a special advisor to the CEO and CFO of General Motors Corporation from August 2005 to June 2006.

In total, Mr. Girsky has more than 25 years of automotive experience, including serving as managing director at Morgan Stanley and as senior analyst of the Morgan Stanley Global Automotive and Auto Parts Research Team. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was managing director of PaineWebber’s Automotive Group and worked as an analyst on the overseas financial staff of GM.

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Jeh C. Johnson, Partner Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & GarrisonRead Full Bio

Director since 2020
Board Committees: Audit and Corporate Governance & Sustainability

Jeh C. Johnson has been a partner at the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP since January 2017. Previously, Secretary Johnson served as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security from December 2013 to January 2017. Secretary Johnson also served as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense from 2009 to 2012, general counsel of the U.S. Department of the Air Force from 1998 to 2001, and Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1989 to 1991. Prior to and between his periods of public service, he was in private practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

Secretary Johnson graduated cum laude from Morehouse University and holds a Juris Doctor from Columbia University. He sits on the boards of directors for Lockheed Martin, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for a New American Security and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

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Paul A. Mascarenas, Retired Chief Technical Officer and Vice President Ford Motor CompanyRead Full Bio

Director since 2016
Board Committees: Audit and Corporate Governance & Sustainability

Paul A. Mascarenas received a degree in mechanical engineering from University of London, King’s College in England and in June 2013, received an honorary doctorate degree from Chongqing University in China. Mr. Mascarenas served as President and Chairman of the Executive Board of FISITA (Fe´de´ ration Internationale des Socie´ te´ s d’Inge´ nieurs des Techniques de l’Automobile) from 2014 to 2016. Previously, Mr. Mascarenas worked for 32 years at Ford Motor Company, holding various development and engineering positions, and most recently serving as Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, leading Ford’s worldwide research organization, overseeing the development and implementation of the company’s technology strategy and plans. Mr. Mascarenas is a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He served as general chairperson for the 2010 SAE World Congress and Convergence and has served on the FISITA board since 2012. Mr. Mascarenas also currently serves on the board of directors at ON Semiconductor, Spartan Motors, Inc., and Borg Warner Inc., and is a Special Venture Partner with Fontinalis Partners. In 2015, he was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, for his services to the automotive industry.

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Michael H. McGarry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer PPGRead Full Bio

Director since 2019
Board Committees: Audit and Compensation & Organization

Michael H. McGarry is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PPG. From 1981 to 2004, Mr. McGarry progressed through a variety of management positions at PPG, including: market development manager, silica products; operations manager, silicas; business manager, TESLIN® sheet; product manager in the derivatives, chlorine, liquid and dry caustic soda businesses; and general manager, fine chemicals. He was appointed vice president, chlor-alkali and derivatives in 2004; then vice president, coatings, Europe, and managing director, PPG Europe in 2006; and senior vice president of the Commodity Chemicals reporting segment in 2008. In 2012, he was elected executive vice president and then chief operating officer in 2014. Mr. McGarry became president and chief operating officer in March 2015 and joined PPG’s Board of Directors in July 2015. He became president and CEO on September 1, 2015 and Chairman and CEO on September 1, 2016.

Mr. McGarry graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He previously served on the board of directors of Axiall Corporation.

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Eugene B. Sperling, President Sperling Economic StrategiesRead Full Bio

Director since 2017
Board Committees: Audit and Corporate Governance & Sustainability

Eugene B. Sperling graduated from the University of Minnesota and Yale Law School and attended Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently heads Sperling Economic Strategies, which advises financial companies, start-ups, Fortune 500 companies and philanthropies, and is a contributing editor for The Atlantic.

Mr. Sperling served as Director of the National Economic Council (NEC) and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy in the White House under President Clinton from 1997 to 2001 and under President Obama from 2011 to 2014, the first individual to hold both positions under two presidents. As NEC Director, he coordinated economic policy development among the economic cabinet members. While serving in this role, he was influential in fiscal negotiations, passage of the payroll and low-income tax cuts, the Small Business Jobs Act and formation of the American Jobs Act. He spearheaded the Manufacturing Innovation Hubs initiative and the renewal of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership. Mr. Sperling was co-chair of the first White House Manufacturing Council and helped launch the Select USA initiative.

Mr. Sperling also served as counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and as a member of the President’s Auto Task Force. He was the founder and director, from 2002 to 2008, of the Center for Universal Education, which specializes in education for girls and boys in developing and conflict-impacted nations. Mr. Sperling currently serves on the board of directors of Ripple Labs.

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David S. Sutherland, Retired President and Chief Executive Officer IPSCO, Inc.Read Full Bio

Director since 2008

David S. Sutherland earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. Mr. Sutherland retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the former IPSCO, Inc., a leading North American steel producer, in July 2007 after spending 30 years with the company and more than five as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sutherland became the independent Chairman of the Board of U. S. Steel on January 1, 2014. Mr. Sutherland is a director of GATX Corporation and Imperial Oil, Ltd. Mr. Sutherland is a former chairman of the American Iron and Steel Institute and served as a member of the boards of directors of IPSCO, Inc., the Steel Manufacturers Association, the International Iron and Steel Institute, the Canadian Steel Producers Association and the National Association of Manufacturers.

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Patricia A. Tracey, Retired Vice President, Homeland Security and Defense Services HP Enterprise ServicesRead Full Bio

Director since 2007
Board Committees: Audit and Corporate Governance & Sustainability

Vice Admiral Tracey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the College of New Rochelle and a Master of Science in Operations Research and Systems Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. From 1970 to 2004, Vice Admiral Tracey served in increasingly responsible operational and staff positions with the United States Navy, including Chief of Naval Education and Training from 1996 to 1998, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Personnel Policy) from 1998 to 2001, and Director, Navy Headquarters Staff from 2001 to 2004. Vice Admiral Tracey served as a consultant on decision governance processes to the United States Navy from 2004 to 2005 and to the Department of Defense from 2005 to 2006. She took a position as a Client Industry Executive for business development and performance improvement with Electronic Data System Corporation in 2006. Hewlett Packard Co. acquired Electronic Data Systems Corporation in August 2008. Vice Admiral Tracey left her position as Vice President, Homeland Security and Defense Services with HP Enterprise Services in October 2016. She also serves on the board of trustees of Norwich University and the Board of Armed Forces Benefits Association. She currently consults with US Public Sector, a division of DXC Technology.