Eastman Board Elects New Director

February 3rd, 2021 by Emmariah Holcomb

Eastman Chemical Company’s (Eastman) board of directors has elected Vanessa L. Allen Sutherland as a director. Allen Sutherland is the executive vice president and chief legal officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation.

“We are pleased to welcome Vanessa to Eastman’s Board of Directors,” said Mark Costa, CEO and board chair. “With more than 25 years of experience in both government and industry, Vanessa brings a deep understanding of environmental and regulatory compliance, public policy and crisis management. I look forward to adding Vanessa’s diverse skills and perspectives to our board as we continue our transformation to a leading material innovation company.”

Before joining Norfolk Southern in 2018, Allen Sutherland, was appointed by President Obama as Chair and CEO of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. Prior to that, she served as a presidentially appointed chief counsel to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Allen Sutherland received a B.A. in political science and art history from Drew University. She received her J.D. and MBA from American University.

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