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USG Corporation announces leadership transition

Staff Writer |
Chicago, Il., USA - September 26, 2016, Chicago, Il., USA - USG Corporation, a building products company, announced that James S. Metcalf will retire as chairman of the board, president and CEO, effective October 31, 2016.

Mr. Metcalf has served as president and chief executive officer since January 2011 and as chairman since December 2011.

Jennifer F. Scanlon, executive vice president, president, International and president, L&W Supply Corporation, will succeed Mr. Metcalf as president and CEO upon his retirement and has been appointed a director of the company.

Ms. Scanlon will serve as executive vice president and CEO-elect until November 1, 2016.

Ms. Scanlon is executive vice president; president, International, president, L&W Supply Corporation, and CEO-elect. She is also a director on the USG Board of Directors and the chairman of the board of USG Boral Building Products.

She leads USG’s international joint ventures across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. Her previous assignments at USG include vice president and chief information officer and head of corporate strategy. Ms. Scanlon joined USG in 2003 as the director of supply chain and customer relationship strategy.

Prior to USG, Ms. Scanlon was a senior vice president for Bricker & Associates, Inc., a management consulting firm. She began her career at IBM, serving in various operational and consulting roles.

Ms. Scanlon graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988 with a B.A. in government and computer applications. She earned an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1992.

She serves on the boards of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs and of Shore Community Services, Inc. She is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Executives’ Club of Chicago.

As part of the leadership transition, Steven F. Leer, lead director, will become non-executive chairman of the board, effective November 1, 2016.

Mr. Leer has been a director of USG since June 2005, and lead director since January 2012. He serves as chair of the Governance Committee and a member of its Compensation and Organization Committee.

Mr. Leer retired as chairman of Arch Coal, Inc. in 2014 after having served in that position since April 2006. He was also the chief executive officer of Arch Coal, Inc. until April 2012.


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