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Texaco Press Release - Anne T. Dowling Named Director of New Corporate Contributions


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 28 - Anne T. Dowling is joining Texaco as Director - Corporate Contributions and Community Relations Department effective September 1, 1997, it was announced today by Texaco's General Manager of Public Relations and Advertising Kjestine M. Anderson. Dowling also will serve as Executive Director of the Texaco Foundation.

Dowling currently is a New York-based independent consultant to corporations, non-profit groups and government agencies on philanthropic, communications and strategic planning activities. Previously, Dowling was Director, Corporate Contributions at Philip Morris Companies Inc.

In her role, Dowling will head the newly created Corporate Contributions and Community Relations Department, which includes Texaco's former Corporate Contributions unit, and will manage the activities of the Texaco Foundation. The new Department is designed to better align Texaco's worldwide giving programs with the needs of the company's business units, as well as overall corporate goals.

In making the announcement, Anderson said, "Texaco has a long history of good corporate citizenship. This new approach is designed to try to bring a sharper focus to our philanthropic and community activities and will further the company's overarching mission of being a good corporate neighbor.

"Anne Dowling's diverse background, with a strong emphasis in planning and strategic grant-making, will be beneficial to Texaco as we redirect our giving to meet important needs in our community," Anderson continued. "In assuming responsibility for the new Corporate Contributions and Community Relations Department, Anne's initial goals will be to finalize and implement the company's philanthropic initiatives and to ensure that key objectives are met."

Dowling graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor of arts in political science. She began her career as a political and communications consultant in 1965, and in 1975 joined the Illinois Commerce Commission as Executive Assistant to the Chairman with responsibility for policy oversight and communication of the policy to external groups. She joined the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. in 1977 as Director, Foundation Development and later was named Director, Public Affairs.

Dowling served as Deputy Commissioner for the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal. In 1987 she joined Philip Morris Companies Inc. as Director, Corporate Contributions, a position she held until returning to consulting in 1994.

Updated: August 1997