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Chevron Press Release - Chevron Names Dave Oreilly As A Vice Chairman

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 1998 -- Chevron Corp. today announced that Dave O'Reilly, president of Chevron Products Co. and a corporate vice president, has been elected a vice chairman and member of the corporations Board of Directors.

Patricia Woertz, a vice president of Chevron Products Co., has been elected president of the products company and a corporate vice president.

Both moves are effective Nov. 1.

I'm very pleased about the promotions of these two senior executives, said Chevron Chairman Ken Derr.

Dave O'Reilly will bring great leadership to the corporation as we continue with our goal of delivering the highest total stockholder return among our peers.

I'm very confident that Pat Woertz will continue Dave's strong efforts to achieve top financial performance for our U.S. refining and marketing operation.

O'Reilly, 51, began his career with Chevron Research in 1968 as a process engineer. After serving in positions of increasing responsibility, O'Reilly was named general manager of Chevrons refinery at El Segundo, Calif., in 1986. He has also served in senior management positions for Chevron Chemical Co.

In 1991, O'Reilly was elected a vice president of the corporation, responsible for strategic planning and coordination of the company's quality improvement activities. He also served as a director of Caltex Petroleum Corp., from 1992 until 1994. Caltex is a 50 percent-owned affiliate of Chevron, with refining and marketing activities throughout the Eastern Hemisphere.

O'Reilly was elected president of the products company in 1994.

A native of Dublin, Ireland, he earned his bachelors degree in chemical engineering from University College, Dublin, in 1968.

O'Reilly is a member of the board of the Western States Petroleum Association and a director of the California Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the American Petroleum Institutes board of directors and a member of the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors.

Photo fo Pat Woertz

Woertz, 45, became vice president of logistics and trading for the products company and president of Chevron International Oil Co. in 1996. In this dual position, she is responsible for supply and distribution and worldwide trading.

Last May, Woertz was elected to the board of directors of Dynegy Inc. (formerly known as NGC Corp.), an affiliate of Chevron. Houston-based Dynegy is the largest natural gas and gas liquids marketer in North America.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Woertz graduated in 1974 with a bachelors degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University, and joined Ernst & Young in Pittsburgh as a certified public accountant.

In 1977, she joined Gulf Oil Corp., which was purchased by Chevron in 1984. She has held positions of increasing responsibility at both Chevron and Gulf in refining and marketing, auditing and finance.

In 1989, she became finance manager with Chevron Information Technology Co. In 1991, she was named Chevron Corp.'s strategic planning manager. And in 1993, she became president of Chevron Canada Ltd., a refining and marketing company based in Vancouver, B.C.

Updated: October 1998