Gretchen R. Haggerty, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Steel
November 12, 2010
Gretchen R. Haggerty, a native of Pittsburgh, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and a law degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Joining the corporation as a management trainee in the tax division in 1976, Mrs. Haggerty was named tax assistant in 1977 and moved to the audit division the following year. She transferred to the financial department as leasing analyst in 1980, became senior financial analyst in 1982 and advanced to corporate finance manager two years later.
In 1985, Mrs. Haggerty was appointed director-plant and general accounting for the former USS Chemicals Division. The next year she returned to the tax division as a general tax attorney and was named director-taxes, energy in 1987.
Mrs. Haggerty was named assistant treasurer-corporate finance in 1988, appointed assistant comptroller-corporate accounting in 1989, and elected vice president & treasurer of USX Corporation in 1991. In 1998, she was named vice president-accounting and finance for U. S. Steel, and assumed the position of senior vice president and controller in January 2002. In May 2002, she was elected senior vice president and treasurer, and in March 2003, she was promoted to executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer.
In October 2004, Mrs. Haggerty relinquished the title of treasurer and continues as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Additionally, Mrs. Haggerty is chairman of the United States Steel and Carnegie Pension Fund and is a member of the Investment Committee of the Fund.
Mrs. Haggerty serves on the board of directors of Highmark Inc., the Strategic Investment Fund, the Pennsylvania Business Council, and the United Way of Allegheny County. She is a member of Financial Executive International, the Allegheny County Bar Association and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the state of Ohio.