John P. Surma

Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, United States Steel Corporation
Director since 2019


  • Governance, Nominating and Sustainability Committee 
  • Industrial Operations Committee 
  • Organization and Compensation Committee (Chair)


Current Public Company Directorships:

  • Trane Technologies plc
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation (and its consolidated subsidiary, MPLX GP LLC)


Prior Public Company Directorships:

  • Concho Resources, Inc.
  • Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
  • Mellon Bank Corporation
  • Calgon Carbon Corporation



Chairman and CEO, United States Steel Corporation, a leading global integrated steel producer, from October 2004 through September 2013 and Executive Chair until December 2013. President and COO of United States Steel from February 2003 to October 2004; CFO from January 2002 to February 2003. Chair of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland from 2017 to 2018; Chair of the National Safety Council from September 2015 to September 2017.


BS – Accounting, Pennsylvania State University

Skills and Qualifications:

    • Experienced leader with a strong financial, management, manufacturing and regulatory matters background as Chairman and CEO of United States Steel Corporation.
    • Deep knowledge of enhancing shareholder value in a complex enterprise.
    • Significant financial and accounting expertise as the CFO of United States Steel Corporation.
    • Extensive experience on strategic, operational and financial oversight gained as a director of large public company boards.