Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer, Chevron
Mary A. Francis, 53, is corporate secretary and chief governance officer for Chevron Corporation, a position she has held since 2015. She provides advice and counsel to the Board of Directors and senior management on corporate governance matters, manages the company’s corporate governance function and serves on the Law Function Executive Committee. She also serves as secretary to the Board, the Executive Committee, and the Board Nominating and Governance Committee. Previously Francis served as Chevron’s deputy corporate secretary since 2014. Prior positions include: 2012, chief corporate counsel, Corporation Law Department; 2009, general counsel, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company; 2007, managing counsel, Chevron Pipe Line Company and Chevron Shipping Company; 2005, lead senior counsel, Chevron Shipping Company. Francis serves on the board of directors of the Chevron Employees Political Action Committee and co-chair of the board of directors of the Council of Institutional Investors. She also serves on the governing board of the San Francisco Symphony, on the board of directors of the American Heart Association, Greater Bay Area, the board of trustees of the William & Mary Law School Foundation, and on the board of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance. Francis joined Chevron in 2002 as senior trademark counsel in the Corporation Law Department. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Mount Holyoke College in 1986, a Juris Doctor degree from the College of William & Mary in 1990, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2006.
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