Christine S. Breves, Executive Vice President – Business Transformation

Christine S. Breves is Executive Vice President – Business Transformation. In this role, Ms. Breves leads 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, as well as information technology and sales & operations planning functions. She also assists with specified strategic goals as the corporation continues to execute it’s Best for All® Strategy.

Ms. Breves joined U. S. Steel in 2013 to serve 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 former 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 named 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. In 2019, Ms. Breves was appointed Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer and led all aspects of the company’s financial responsibilities. In August 2022, Ms. Breves was named Executive Vice President – Business Transformation.

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 is a member of the board of directors for Sylvamo Corporation, a NYSE listed global paper company committed to the use of renewable resources. She previously 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 the ISM’s J. Shipman Gold Medal Award for contributions to the advancement of purchasing and supply management.