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Board of Directors Board of Directors

J. Steven Whisler
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Phelps Dodge Corporation
Elected in 2007
Executive Committee
Human Resources and Compensation Committee ( chair )
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

As the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a mining and manufacturing company with operations on several continents, Mr. Whisler has extensive experience with international business operations and regulatory compliance matters. Additionally, Mr. Whisler’s background enables him to provide strategic advice and guidance to our Company’s management and Board regarding finances, human resources, and risk oversight matters.


Retired; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phelps Dodge Corporation, a mining and manufacturing company, 2000 to 2007; employed by Phelps Dodge Corporation in a number of positions since 1976, including President and Chief Operating Officer. Director of CSX Corporation and International Paper Company (Presiding Director 2009 to 2017). Previously served as Director of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation and U.S. Airways Group, Inc.