Patricia E. Yarrington Named Vice President, Public and Government Affairs for ChevronTexaco
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 2002 -- ChevronTexaco Corp. today announced the appointment of Patricia E. Yarrington as vice president, public and government affairs, effective November 1.
Yarrington, who is currently vice president, strategic planning, replaces Rosemary Moore, who resigned to accept the post of senior vice president, corporate affairs, for UAL Corp. In her new assignment Yarrington will report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David J. O'Reilly. The appointment of a new vice president for strategic planning will be announced at a later date.
Commenting on the Yarrington appointment, O'Reilly said, "Pat Yarrington possesses the strategic insight and leadership experience to strengthen the value of company assets through government relations, internal and external communications, advertising, philanthropic programs and community relations activities. I have great confidence in her ability to guide our public and government affairs teams worldwide in their vital mission of effectively communicating our company's strategies, performance and views to key external stakeholders and to employees."
Prior to the merger of Chevron and Texaco, Yarrington was vice president of Chevron Corp., responsible for strategic planning and development, a position she assumed in August 2000.
A native of Orange, N.J., Yarrington earned a bachelor's degree in political science in 1977 from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., and a master's degree in business administration from the Northwestern Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Ill.
Yarrington joined Chevron Corp. in 1980, and in 1986 was named manager of investor relations for the corporation. She went on to hold various positions of increasing responsibility in Chevron Products Co., Chevron U.S.A. Production Co. and Chevron Research and Technology Co. In 1995, she was named manager of credit-card enterprises for Chevron Products Co.'s marketing department, overseeing the company's credit-card operations. In June 1997, she was named comptroller for Chevron Products Co. In March 1998, she was appointed president of Chevron Canada Ltd., a petroleum products refining and marketing company, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C.
Updated: October 2002