John P. Surma

John P. Surma

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, United States Steel Corporation


Mr. John P. Surma is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United States Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania--the largest integrated steel producer in the United States. He graduated from Penn State in 1976 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.

Mr. Surma joined Price Waterhouse LLP in 1976, and in 1981 he served in the Manchester, England, office of the Price Waterhouse United Kingdom firm. In 1987, he was admitted to the partnership. In 1983, Mr. Surma participated in the President's Executive Exchange Program in Washington, D.C., where he served as executive staff assistant to the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. In 1997, Mr. Surma joined Marathon Oil Company as senior vice president, finance & accounting. He was appointed president, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC in 1998, and senior vice president, supply & transportation for Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC (MAP) in 2000. He was named president of MAP on January 1, 2001.

Effective with the separation from USX Corporation, he became vice chairman and chief financial officer of United States Steel Corporation on January 1, 2002. He was named president in March 2003, and president and chief operating officer in June 2003. He was elected president and chief executive officer in 2004, and chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer in February 2006.

Mr. Surma is a member of the board of directors of the American & Steel Institute and Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. He serves as chairman of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Allegheny County Parks Foundation. He is vice chairman of the World Steel Foundation.

Additionally, he is a member of the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business Board of Visitors and Penn State's Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Business Council, and The National Petroleum Council.

Mr. Surma was elected to the Board of Trustees representing business and industry endeavors for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2007 and was reelected for a succeeding term. He served as vice chair of the Board in 2010 and 2011.

February 2012