Suzanne McCarron Named as President of ExxonMobil Foundation
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced today that Suzanne M. McCarron, General Manager, Public and Government Affairs, has been named President of the ExxonMobil Foundation. She replaces Gerald W. McElvy, who has been the foundation's president since 2005, and who is retiring after 33 years of distinguished service to ExxonMobil.
As president of the foundation, McCarron will be responsible for guiding the foundation's philanthropic activities, including its strategic focus on advancing economic opportunities for women in the developing world, preventing and treating malaria, and supporting math and science education.
"It is an honor to be asked to take this position with the ExxonMobil Foundation and I am looking forward to contributing to the foundation's strategic focus on initiatives that can make a real difference in the communities in which we live and work," said McCarron.
"By supporting increased economic opportunities for women in the developing world, combating one of the world's major public health challenges in malaria and by enhancing efforts to improve math and science education in the United States, the foundation helps give effect to ExxonMobil's commitment to good corporate citizenship wherever we operate."
McCarron's appointment will be effective May 31, 2010. In addition to her new role, she will continue to serve in her position as General Manager, Public and Government Affairs, in which she has responsibility for public and government affairs activities for the corporation's global functional Upstream, Downstream and Chemical businesses, as well as ExxonMobil's corporate citizenship programs.
ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world's growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world. For more information, visit www.exxonmobil.com.
About ExxonMobil Foundation
The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States. The Foundation and the Corporation engage in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels.
Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for development, and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2009, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation provided $235 million in contributions worldwide, of which more than $112 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil's community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.
Source: Exxon Mobil Corporation
Released May 13, 2010