Director Since: 2018
Term Expires in: 2021
• Nominating and Governance
Summary: Mr. Newport brings broad experience and leadership in finance and operations of a manufacturing company to our Board. He served as Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel Holding Corporation from January 2016 until March 2020, when he retired in connection with the acquisition of AK Steel by Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Newport served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer since May 2015, as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer since May 2014, and as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer since May 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Newport served in a variety of other leadership positions since joining AK Steel in 1985, including Vice President-Business Planning and Development, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Assistant Treasurer, Investor Relations, Manager-Financial Planning and Analysis and Product Manager. He has served on the Board of Directors of AK Steel Holding Corporation since January 2016. Mr. Newport serves as chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Newport has been a Director of IPL and WPL since 2018.
Skills/Qualifications: strategic leadership; financial acumen/literacy; operations; customer perspective; legal and regulatory; human resources/executive compensation; risk management; technology systems/cybersecurity; environmental and safety; diversity.
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