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Board of Directors

Moffett, James R. | Adkerson, Richard C. | Flores, James C. | Ford, Gerald J. | Allison Jr., Robert J.

| Buckwalter, III, Alan R. | Day, Robert A. | Fry, III, Thomas A. | Graham Jr., H. Devon
Kennard, Lydia H. | Krulak, Charles C. | Lackey, Bobby Lee | Madonna, Jon C.
McCoy, Dustan E. | Siegele, Stephen H. | Townsend, Frances Fragos


 

Moffett, James R.

Mr. Moffett serves as Chairman of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. From 1964 to 1969, Mr. Moffett was a consulting geologist. In 1969, he and two associates founded McMoRan Oil & Gas Co., which developed into one of America's leading independent oil and gas companies. 

In 1981, Mr. Moffett put together the merger of McMoRan Oil & Gas Co. and Freeport Minerals Company.  The merger resulted in the establishment of a new company, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., which became one of the world's leading natural resource companies of which he served as Chairman and CEO from 1984-1997. 

Mr. Moffett serves on several boards and has received many awards, including the 1990 Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Award. In May 2000, he received that Association’s 2000 Norman Vincent Peale Award for his exceptional humanitarian contributions to society. He is also a member of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame and the American Mining Hall of Fame, Mining Foundation of the Southwest. Mr. Moffett received a Bachelor of Science degree with special honors in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin while on a full football scholarship and a Master of Science degree in Geology from Tulane University. He has also received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Louisiana State University and a Doctor of Financial Economics, Honoris Causa, degree from the University of New Orleans. He has served on the FCX board since 1992.

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Adkerson, Richard C.

Richard C. Adkerson is Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

He graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS degree with highest honors and an MBA degree. In 2010, he received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Mississippi State. He also completed the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School in 1988. Prior to joining Freeport-McMoRan in 1989, he was Partner and Managing Director in Arthur Andersen & Co. where he headed the Firm’s Worldwide Oil and Gas Industry Practice. From 1976 to 1978, he was a Professional Accounting Fellow with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Adkerson is a current member and past Chairman of the International Council on Mining and Metals. He is a member of The Business Council, the Business Roundtable and the Council on Foreign Relations. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States and as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. He serves on the Arizona Commerce Authority, Greater Phoenix Leadership, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and the Dean’s Council of 100 for the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National WWII Museum, serves on the Board of Visitors of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and was Campaign Chair of the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cancer Has Met Its Match Campaign in Phoenix. He is a member of the Mississippi State University Foundation Board of Directors and served as its President. He chaired Mississippi State’s “State of the Future” capital campaign and serves on the University’s Advisory Board of the College of Business. He was named National Alumnus of the Year of Mississippi State University in 2011. He was inducted into the American Mining Hall of Fame in 2010, received The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers Charles F. Rand Memorial Award in 2011 and was named Copper Man of the Year 2009 by The Copper Club. He was named Executive of the Year by W.P. Carey School of Business Dean’s Council at Arizona State University in 2011. In each of the past seven years, he was named Best CEO in Metals and Mining by Institutional Investor magazine. He has been a board member since 2006.

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Flores, James C. 

Mr. Flores serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC and as Vice Chairman of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

Since 1982, Mr. Flores has had an extensive career in the oil and gas industry in the roles of Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of a private and four public oil & gas exploration and production companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Initially in 1994, he led Flores & Rucks, Inc. (NYSE:FNR) and then Ocean Energy Inc. (NYSE:OEI) in 1997. In 2001, he became the Chairman and CEO of Plains Resources Inc. (NYSE:PLX). Under his leadership, the exploration and production assets of PLX were spun off into Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE:PXP) and began trading on the NYSE with Mr. Flores as Chairman and CEO in December 2002, and President since 2004. After 10 years of substantial growth, PXP was acquired by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. in May 2013.

He graduated from Louisiana State University with BS degrees in corporate finance and petroleum land management. Mr. Flores is a member of the National Petroleum Council, and a board member of the American Natural Gas Alliance, the American Exploration and Production Council and the Baylor College of Medicine. He was inducted into the All-American Wildcatters in 1999 and is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization. He was recognized as the Executive of the Year in 2004 in Oil and Gas Investor magazine. In addition, Mr. Flores has endowed the LSU Flores MBA program. He joined the FCX board in May 2013, upon completion of FCX's acquisition PXP.

 

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Ford, Gerald J

Mr. Ford serves as Lead Independent Director of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
Mr. Ford is the principal shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Hilltop Holdings, Inc. He also serves as a director of Scientific Games Corp. and SWS Group, Inc.

All of the above companies are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Ford is also the General Partner of Ford Financial Fund, L.P. and Ford Financial II, L.P., both private equity firms.

Mr. Ford is the former Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and a principal shareholder of Golden State Bancorp, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, California Federal Bank, FSB, a Federal Savings Bank that merged with Citigroup in 2002. He is also the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of First Acceptance Corporation.

He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University (S.M.U.) from 2002 to 2006, and currently serves as a Trustee and on the Trusteeship Committee of the University. He is on the Executive Board of S.M.U. School of Law, is a Trustee of Southwestern Medical Foundation and Children’s Medical Foundation and is a member of the Board of Overseers of Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University.

Mr. Ford is a banking and financial institutions entrepreneur who has been involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions of private and public sector financial institutions, primarily in the Southwestern United States, over the past 30 years. In that capacity, he acquired and consolidated 30 commercial banks from 1975 to 1993, forming First United Bank Group, Inc., a multi-bank holding company for which he functioned as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer until its sale in 1994. During this period, he also led investment consortiums that acquired numerous financial institutions, forming in succession, First Gibraltar Bank, FSB, First Madison Bank, FSB and First Nationwide Bank.

Mr. Ford received his B.A. degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University in 1966 and his J.D. degree from S.M.U.’s School of Law in 1969. In 1995, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of S.M.U. and in 2002, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the S.M.U. School of Law. Mr. Ford was named the 2008 Laureate to the Dallas Business Hall of Fame. Mr. Ford has served on the FCX Board since 2000.

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Allison Jr., Robert J. 

Mr. Allison is the retired Chairman of the Board and CEO of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Following a 14-year career with Amoco Production Company, Mr. Allison joined Anadarko in 1973 as Vice President of Operations. He was named President and a member of the board of directors in 1976. He was named Chief Executive Officer in 1979 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Anadarko in 1986. In January 2002, Mr. Allison transitioned to the full-time position of Chairman of the Board. From March until December of 2003, he also served as President and Chief Executive Officer. He is a member at large of The University Cancer Foundation Board of Visitors of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also serves as a Director of The Methodist - DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Kansas. Mr. Allison has served on the FCX board since 2001.

 

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 Buckwalter III, Alan R.

Mr. Buckwalter is the retired Chairman of JPMorgan Chase Bank, South Region, a position he held from 1998 to 2003. From 1990 to 1998, he was President of Texas Commerce Bank—Houston, the predecessor entity of JPMorgan Chase Bank. He holds a B.A. degree in Political Science and History from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Buckwalter is a director of Service Corporation International, the Texas Medical Center and the Greater Houston Area Red Cross. Mr. Buckwalter served as a member of the Board of Directors of PXP from March 2003 until its acquisition by FCX. He joined the FCX Board in May 2013, upon completion of FCX's acquisition of PXP.

 

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Day, Robert A. 

Mr. Day is the founder and Chairman of Trust Company of the West, an investment management company.  He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of W. M. Keck Foundation, a national philanthropic organization. Mr. Day received his Bachelor of Science degree from Claremont McKenna College.  He has served on the FCX board since 1995.

 

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Fry, III, Thomas A.

Mr. Fry is the retired President of National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), a position he held from 2000 to 2010. Before joining NOIA, Mr. Fry served as the Director of the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management and has also served as the Director of the Minerals Management Service. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from Trinity University and a Juris Doctorate degree from SMU Law School. Mr. Fry served as a member of the Board of Directors of PXP from November 2007 until its acquisition by FCX. He joined the FCX Board in May 2013, upon completion of FCX's acquisition of PXP.

 

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Graham Jr., H. Devon 

Mr. Graham is President of R.E. Smith Interests, an asset management company. He was the United States Regional Managing Partner – Southwest of Arthur Andersen from 1985 until 1997. Mr. Graham is a member of the Senior Executive Advisory Board of the College of Business and Industry at Mississippi State University. Mr. Graham graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Accounting. He has served on the FCX board since 2000.

 

 

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Kennard, Lydia H. 

Ms. Kennard has over 30 years of executive and operational experience in aviation, construction management and real estate development. She is the President and CEO of KDG Construction Consulting, a provider of project and construction management services, and a principal of Airport Property Ventures, LLC, an operator and developer of aviation facilities. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of Prologis, Inc. and URS Corporation. Ms. Kennard previously served as the Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports and as a member of the California Air Resources Board. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, a Master’s degree in city planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Bachelor of Science in urban planning and management from Stanford University. She joined the FCX board in December 2013.

 

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Krulak, Charles C. 

General Krulak is the President of Birmingham-Southern College and a retired U.S. Marine. The 35-year military career of General Krulak culminated with his serving as Commandant, the Marine Corps' highest-ranking officer, from 1995 to 1999. After retiring from the military in 1999, General Krulak joined MBNA Corporation, a leading international financial services company.
Until retiring from MBNA in 2005, he served the company as Executive Vice Chairman and previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of MBNA Europe Bank Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Science degree in labor relations from George Washington University. General Krulak is a member of the board of directors of Union Pacific Corporation. He has served on the FCX board since 2007.

 

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Lackey, Bobby Lee 

Mr. Lackey is a consultant in business and personal ventures. He worked in agribusiness, growing, packaging, shipping, importing, exporting and contracting in fresh fruits and vegetables as the President and Chief Executive Officer of McManus-Wyatt-Hidalgo Produce Marketing Co. from 1998 until 2000. Mr. Lackey has served on the FCX board since 1995.

 

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Madonna, Jon C. 

Mr. Madonna is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KPMG. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of San Francisco. Mr. Madonna is a director of AT&T Inc. Mr. Madonna has served on the FCX board since 2007.

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McCoy, Dustan E.

Mr. McCoy is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brunswick Corporation, a leading manufacturer of recreational products. Mr. McCoy joined Brunswick in 1999 and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in December 2005. Before joining Brunswick, he held senior positions with Witco Corporation, a chemical manufacturer. Mr. McCoy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Eastern Kentucky University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He also serves on the board of directors of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. Mr. McCoy has served on the FCX board since 2007.

 

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Siegele, Stephen H. 

Mr. Siegele, a private investor, has spent 27 years in various engineering and senior management roles within the semiconductor, microelectronics and chemical industries. Mr. Siegele was the founder and Chief Executive of Advanced Delivery & Chemical Systems, Inc. (ADCS), a worldwide leader in advanced chemicals and delivery hardware serving markets in Asia, Europe and the U.S. In 1997, ADCS merged with Advanced Technology Materials, Inc. where Mr. Siegele became a divisional president and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors until his retirement in 2000. He then founded Fluorine On Call, Ltd., a private company that designs and manufactures high purity fluorine generators to continue his innovative efforts to develop and apply advanced technology solutions. Mr. Siegele retired from Fluorine On Call, Ltd. in April 2006. Mr. Siegele is a 1984 graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and an inventor on numerous U.S. patents. Mr. Siegele has served on the FCX board since 2006.

 

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Townsend, Frances Fragos

Ms. Townsend has over 25 years of experience in legal, law enforcement and security. She currently serves as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. and as a director of Scientific Games Corporation, SIGA Technologies, Inc. and The Western Union Company.Ms. Townsend previously served as Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council. She was the first Assistant Commandant for Intelligence for the U.S. Coast Guard and spent 13 years at the U.S. Department of Justice in various senior positions. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law after graduating from American University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Bachelor of Science in psychology. She joined the FCX board in December 2013.

 

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