2018 Annual Report

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

L to R: John Lowe, Brian Ferguson, Victoria Tschinkel, Harold McGraw, Greg Garland, Glenn Tilton, Denise Ramos, Marna Whittington, Gary Adams

Greg C. Garland

Mr. Garland serves as Chairman and CEO of Phillips 66. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Exploration and Production- Americas for ConocoPhillips in 2010. He was previously President and CEO of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem) from 2008 to 2010, having served as Senior Vice President, Planning and Specialty Products, CPChem, from 2000 to 2008. Mr. Garland also serves on the boards of Amgen Inc. and Phillips 66 Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners LP. (2)

Gary K. Adams

Mr. Adams is the former chief adviser of chemicals for IHS Markit. He started his chemical industry career with Union Carbide. After 15 years serving in a number of positions at Union Carbide, Mr. Adams joined Chemical Market Associates Inc. (CMAI). He served as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of CMAI from 1997 until its acquisition by IHS in 2011. Mr. Adams is a director of Trecora Resources and previously served on the boards of Westlake Chemical Partners LP from 2014 to 2016 and Phillips 66 Partners LP from 2013 to 2016. (3,5)

J. Brian Ferguson

Mr. Ferguson retired as Chairman of Eastman Chemical Company in 2010 and as CEO of Eastman in 2009. He became the Chairman and CEO of Eastman in 2002. He served on the board of NextEra Energy, Inc. from 2005 to 2013 and currently serves on the board of Owens Corning. (1,2,4,5)

John E. Lowe

Mr. Lowe served as assistant to the CEO of ConocoPhillips, a position he held from 2008 until May 2012. He previously held a series of executive positions with ConocoPhillips, including Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production, from 2007 to 2008, and Executive Vice President, Commercial, from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Lowe is a Senior Executive Advisor to Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. He served on the board of Agrium Inc. from 2010 to 2015 and currently serves on the boards of TransCanada Corporation and Apache Corporation, where he is Non-Executive Chairman. (1,2,5)

Harold W. McGraw III

Mr. McGraw is Chairman Emeritus of S&P Global Inc. (previously McGraw Hill Financial), having served as Chairman of the Board from 1999 until 2015, as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to November 2013 and as President and Chief Operating Officer starting in 1993. Mr. McGraw is the Honorary Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the board of United Technologies Corporation. (3,5)

Denise L. Ramos

Ms. Ramos served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of ITT Inc., a diversified manufacturer of critical components and customized technology solutions, from 2011 to 2018 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ITT from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that, she was Chief Financial Officer of Furniture Brands International from 2005 to 2007. Ms. Ramos began her career in 1979 at Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), where she spent more than 20 years serving in a number of finance positions. Ms. Ramos served on the board of Praxair, Inc. from 2014 to 2016 and currently serves on the board of United Technologies Corporation. (1,4,5)

Glenn F. Tilton

Mr. Tilton served as Chairman of the Midwest of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 2011 to 2014. From 2002 to 2010, he served as Chairman, President and CEO of UAL Corporation, a holding company, and United Air Lines, Inc., an air transportation company and wholly owned subsidiary of UAL Corporation. Mr. Tilton previously spent more than 30 years in increasingly senior roles with Texaco Inc., including Chairman and CEO in 2001. He served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of United Continental Holdings Inc. from 2010 to 2013 and currently serves on the boards of Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie Inc. (as lead director). (2,3,4,5)

Victoria J. Tschinkel

Ms. Tschinkel currently serves as the Vice-Chairwoman of 1000 Friends of Florida and previously was its Chairwoman. In addition, Ms. Tschinkel is a director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, serving on the Gulf Benefits Committee. She served as State Director of the Florida Nature Conservancy from 2003 to 2006, was senior environmental consultant to Landers & Parsons, a Tallahassee, Florida, law firm, from 1987 to 2002, and was the Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation from 1981 to 1987. (1,5)

Marna C. Whittington

Dr. Whittington was CEO of Allianz Global Investors Capital, a diversified global investment firm, from 2002 until her retirement in January 2012. She was Chief Operating Officer of Allianz Global Investors, the parent company of Allianz Global Investors Capital, from 2001 to 2011. Prior to that, she was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley Asset Management. Dr. Whittington served on the board of Rohm & Haas Company from 1989 to 2009 and currently serves on the boards of Macy’s, Inc. (as lead director) and Oaktree Capital Group, LLC. (2,3,4,5)


  1. Member of the Audit and Finance Committee
  2. Member of the Executive Committee
  3. Member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee
  4. Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee
  5. Member of the Public Policy Committee

As of March 1, 2019