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Texaco Press Release - Texaco Announces Membership of Equality and Fairness Task Force


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 23 - Texaco today announced the formation of the independent Equality and Fairness Task Force, which is charged with evaluating potential improvements to Texaco's human resources programs and monitoring the progress made in those programs. The seven-member Task Force, selected by Texaco and plaintiffs' counsel, was established as part of the settlement the company reached in November 1996 with current and former African American salaried employees. Judge Charles L. Brieant of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York will swear-in the panel at the federal courthouse in White Plains, tomorrow morning at 10:00.

Members of the Task Force are:

  • Deval L. Patrick, Partner, Day, Berry & Howard, Boston, Mass. Task Force Chairperson;
  • John J. Gibbons, Chief Judge (retired), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and Professor of Constitutional Law, Seton Hall University Law School. Newark, N.J.;
  • Jeffalyn Johnson, Ph.D., President and CEO, Integrated Quality Solutions, Inc., Alexandria, Va.;
  • Allen J. Krowe, Vice Chairman of the Board, Texaco Inc., White Plains, N.Y. (Note: will retire from Texaco June 30, 1997);
  • Mari J. Matsuda, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.;
  • Luis G. Nogales, President, Nogales Partners, Los Angeles, Calif.; and
  • Thomas S. Williamson, Jr., Partner, Covington & Burling, Washington, D.C.

"I am delighted such an outstanding group of individuals will be working with Texaco in our ongoing efforts to assure a workplace environment of equality and fairness," said Richard F. Brenner, Vice President of Texaco Inc. and President of the Human Resources Division. "All of the Task Force members are highly qualified individuals of strong experience, ability and character, and Deval Patrick possesses the leadership qualities required for the role of chairperson. Texaco welcomes the Task Force and looks forward to a productive and beneficial relationship."

Updated: June 1997