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John S. Watson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
John S. Watson is chairman and chief executive officer of Chevron Corporation, a position he assumed on January 1, 2010.
Watson was born in California in 1956. He earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from the University of California at Davis in 1978 and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago in 1980.
Watson joined Chevron in 1980 as a financial analyst. He held financial, analytical and supervisory positions before being elected president of Chevron Canada Ltd. in 1996. In 1998, he was elected a vice president of the corporation, with responsibility for strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. In 2000, he led the company's integration effort following the Chevron-Texaco merger and then became the corporation's chief financial officer.
In 2005, Watson was elected president of Chevron International Exploration and Production, with responsibility for the company's exploration and production activities outside North America. In 2008, he was elected executive vice president for strategy and development. Watson was named vice chairman in 2009.
Watson is the chairman of the board of directors and the executive committee of the American Petroleum Institute. He is also a member of the National Petroleum Council, The Business Council, the Business Roundtable, the J.P. Morgan International Council, the American Society of Corporate Executives and the University of California Davis Chancellor's Board of Advisors.
Patricia E. Yarrington, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Patricia E. Yarrington is vice president and chief financial officer of Chevron Corporation, a position she assumed in January 2009.
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 Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, in Evanston, Ill.
Yarrington joined Chevron in 1980 and held various financial and analytical positions in the corporation and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. In 1986, she was named manager of investor relations for the corporation.
She went on to hold supervisory 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 marketing department of Chevron Products Co. 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.
In August 2000, Yarrington was named vice president of strategic planning for Chevron, responsible for advising senior corporate executives in setting strategic direction, allocating capital, determining operating unit performance measures and targets, and significant mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
In November 2002, she was named vice president of policy, government and public affairs for Chevron. In this capacity, she oversaw U.S. and international government relations, all aspects of corporate communications, and the company's worldwide efforts in community outreach.
In April 2007, she was named corporate vice president and treasurer of Chevron Corporation. In this capacity, she oversaw the company's financing strategies and cash management activities.
Yarrington was formerly on the board of directors of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., a 50-50 joint venture with ConocoPhillips Petroleum, one of the world's top commodity chemicals producers.
Yarrington currently serves on the San Francisco Federal Reserve's Board of Directors
Yarrington was born in April 1956.
George L. Kirkland, Vice Chairman of the Board and Executive Vice President of Upstr
George L. Kirkland is vice chairman of the board of directors for Chevron Corporation, a position he assumed in January 2010. He is also executive vice president of Upstream and Gas for Chevron, a position he assumed in January 2005.
In addition to board responsibilities, Kirkland is responsible for Chevron's global exploration, production and gas activities.
Previously, Kirkland served as president of Chevron Overseas Petroleum from 2002 through 2004 and was president of Chevron U.S.A. Production Co. from 2000 through 2001.
From 1992 through 1999, Kirkland was based in Nigeria where he held the positions of general manager of production, and chairman and managing director of Chevron Nigeria Ltd.
In 1990, Kirkland was appointed group manager of upstream technology for Chevron Research and Technology Co. This position followed a series of upstream assignments of increasing responsibility in San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; Midland, Texas; Indonesia; and Lafayette, Louisiana. Kirkland joined Chevron in 1974 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kirkland graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's and a master's degree in civil engineering in 1972 and 1974, respectively.
Kirkland is a member of the board of trustees of the Africa-America Institute, a board member of the Corporate Council on Africa, a director of the U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association and Chairman of the US-ASEAN Business Council.

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