John P. Surma

Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
United States Steel Corporation

Director since 2012

John P. Surma

Mr. Surma is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of United States Steel Corporation.

Mr. Surma began his career at Price Waterhouse LLP where he was admitted to the partnership in 1987. In 1983, Mr. Surma participated in the President’s Executive Exchange Program in Washington, D.C., where he served as executive staff assistant to the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Mr. Surma joined Marathon in 1997, where he served in several executive positions. He was named senior vice president, Finance and Accounting of Marathon Oil Company in 1997, president, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC in 1998, senior vice president, Supply and Transportation of Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC in 2000, and president of Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC in 2001. Mr. Surma joined United States Steel at the time of its separation from Marathon. He retired as the chief executive officer of United States Steel Corporation in September 2013 and as executive chairman in December 2013.

Mr. Surma earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University in 1976.

Mr. Surma is a member of the boards of directors of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Concho Resources Inc. and Ingersoll-Rand plc. He is also on the board of directors of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Mr. Surma formerly served as the chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and served as its vice chairman.