Patricia A. Woertz

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"Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, an agricultural processor and food ingredient provider. Ms. Woertz joined ADM as Chief Executive Officer and President in April 2006, and was named Chairman of the Board in February 2007. She served as Chief Executive Officer until December 2014, and Chairman of the Board until December 2015. Before joining ADM, Ms. Woertz held positions of increasing importance at Chevron Corporation and its predecessor companies. Ms. Woertz served on the President’s Export Council 2010-2015 and chaired the U.S. section of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum from 2013-2015. Ms. Woertz is on the board of the following public company in addition to 3M: The Procter & Gamble Company." <[1]

"Woertz began her career as a certified public accountant with Ernst & Ernst — later Ernst & Young — in Pittsburgh. Attracted to the complexity and opportunity of a global company, she joined Gulf Oil Corporation in 1977, where she held various positions in refining, marketing, strategic planning and finance. Following the merger of Gulf and Chevron in 1987, Woertz led international operations and a global workforce as president of Chevron Canada and, later, Chevron International Oil Company. With the merger of Chevron and Texaco in 2001, she was named executive vice president in charge of the company’s global refining, marketing, lubricant, and supply and trading operations.

"She serves on the board of directors of The Procter & Gamble Company and the US-China Business Council. She is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum and The Business Council. In 2010, she was appointed to the President’s Export Council by President Obama. Woertz holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from The Pennsylvania State University, which awarded her its highest recognition for alumni." [2]


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  1. 3M Board, organi-zational web page, accessed April 5, 2020.
  2. ADM Patricia A. Woertz, organizational web page, accessed September 17, 2012.