FEEDING AND FUELING THE WORLD:
Healthier Alternatives for Planet Earth
Patricia A. Woertz
Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Patricia A. Woertz is Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive
Officer and President of Archer Daniels Midland Company.
She was named CEO and President on April 27, 2006 and assumed the additional
role of Chairman of the Board on February 6, 2007.
Since joining ADM, Pat has focused on accelerating the Company's global
leadership in BioEnergy and expanding its premier position in the agricultural
processing value chain. She has worked with ADM's Board and senior leadership
to strengthen the Company's strategic focus and planning, and has engaged
colleagues throughout the company to implement corporate initiatives for improvement
in safety, project and capital discipline, cost management, communication,
continuous learning and leadership.
Pat's career history has given her a diverse background and breadth
of experience. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelor
of Science degree in accounting, she began her career with Ernst & Young
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a certified public accountant. Attracted to
the complexity and opportunity of a global energy company, she joined Gulf
Oil Corporation in 1977 and held positions in refining, marketing, strategic
planning and finance. Following the merger of Gulf and Chevron in 1987, Pat
gained experience in leading 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, Pat was named Executive Vice
President in charge of the company's refining, marketing, lubricant,
and supply and trading operations. She retired from Chevron in March 2006.
Pat is an internationally recognized business leader, working frequently with
government officials, heads of state, business partners and community stakeholders
across the globe. Pat is consistently named by U.S. and international media
to their lists of the most powerful business leaders. In 2006, Fortune Magazine
identified her as one of the 25 most influential leaders of the year for her
position as CEO of the world's largest producer of ethanol.
An advocate of life-long learning, Pat is a graduate of Columbia University's
International Executive Development Program. She serves on the Board of Trustees
of the University of San Diego and the Board of Visitors of Pennsylvania State
University, which recently awarded her its highest recognition for alumni.
Pat is also a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The Business Council
and Business Roundtable.