Harry M. “Red”
Richard C. Adkerson
Richard C. Adkerson is Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
He graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. degree in Accounting with highest honors and an M.B.A. 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 and serves as Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. He also serves on the Arizona Commerce Authority, Greater Phoenix Leadership and the Dean’s Council of 100 for the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business. He is past Chairman and currently serves on 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 currently serves as the Honorary Chair of the Phoenix Zoo’s Join the Journey - Share our Pride Campaign. 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. He was named Best CEO in Metals and Mining by Institutional Investor magazine for eight years. Mr. Adkerson has served on the FCX Board since 2006.
Kathleen L. Quirk
Ms. Quirk is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. She has over thirty years of experience in the Freeport-McMoRan organization. She has played key roles in Freeport-McMoRan’s financings and corporate transactions, and she was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer prior to the Phelps Dodge transaction. During her career, she has held positions of increasing responsibility in tax, investor relations, corporate development, treasury and finance. Ms. Quirk also serves on the Board of Directors of Vulcan Materials Company. Ms. Quirk is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. degree in Accounting.
Harry M. “Red” Conger
Mr. Conger is President and Chief Operating Officer – Americas. He has over 40 years of mining industry experience, including 31 years of experience with Freeport-McMoRan Inc. and Phelps Dodge Corporation. He has served as Chief Operating Officer – Americas since July 2015, and as President – Americas since 2007. He has also served as President and Chief Operating Officer – Rod and Refining since 2014. He served as Chief Operating Officer – Africa Mining from July 2015 until December 2016 when the Africa operations were sold. Prior to 2007, he served in a number of senior operations positions at Phelps Dodge Corporation until being named President – Americas in 2007 following FCX’s acquisition of Phelps Dodge. He served as Chairman of the National Mining Association from 2014-2015, where he has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2007. He was the recipient of the 2009 Daniel C. Jackling Award for his significant contributions to technical progress in mining. He was the recipient of the Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal in 2017, recognizing his leadership in safety, change management and production efficiency. In June 2018, he was named Copper Man of the Year by the Copper Club for four plus decades of leadership and service to the copper industry. In December 2018, he was inducted into the American Mining Hall of Fame and in 2019, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his outstanding contributions to the mining industry. He received a B.S. degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and was honored with a Distinguished Achievement Medal in 2007. He completed post-graduate executive management studies at Duke University Fuqua School of Business and Whitmore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.