ExxonMobil Announces Retirement of Ken Cohen and Expected Election of Suzanne McCarron as Vice President of Public and Government Affairs
Ken Cohen, vice president, Public and Government Affairs, Exxon
Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), has announced his intention to retire
effective Jan. 1, 2016, after more than 38 years of service.
It is anticipated that the board of directors will elect Suzanne
McCarron as vice president, Public and Government Affairs, Exxon Mobil
Corporation. McCarron is currently general manager, Public and
Government Affairs, and president, ExxonMobil Foundation, the primary
philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States.
The ExxonMobil Foundation is focused on creating economic opportunities
for women, support for math and science education and efforts to combat
A native of Peoria, Illinois, Cohen joined Exxon USA in June 1977 in the
Law Department, where he held a variety of staff assignments. In 1985,
he became chief attorney, Refining, Environment and Health and in 1989
was named assistant general counsel at Exxon Company International. He
became senior counsel and coordinator, Exxon Corporation Law Department,
in 1991 and in 1995 became general counsel, Exxon Chemical Company. He
was named to his current position in November 1999.
Cohen, who will reach the mandatory retirement age of 65 in January, is
a director of National Math And Science Initiative, Inc., a member of
numerous professional associations, serves on the board of Directors of
the Teagle Foundation and is a national trustee of Boys and Girls Clubs
He was an assistant professor of law at Indiana University School of Law
in Indianapolis. He earned his LL.M. from Yale Law School, where he was
a Sterling Fellow. Cohen did his undergraduate study at Northwestern
University and earned his J.D. degree from Baylor Law School, where he
was editor-in-chief of the Baylor Law Review.
Originally from Canada, McCarron joined Mobil Canada as public affairs
manager in 1998. She held several management positions with increasing
responsibilities in Public and Government Affairs at Exxon Mobil
Corporation headquarters, including manager of Communications and
manager of Corporate Public Affairs, before moving to her current
position in 2008.
McCarron has a master's degree in journalism from University of Western
Ontario in London, Ontario, and a Bachelor of Public Affairs from Mount
St. Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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