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Patricia Yarrington '77 Named CFO of Chevron

Patricia Yarrington ’77 was recently named vice president and CFO of Chevron Corporation effective January 1, a promotion that places her in the top echelon of the major oil company. Yarrington is currently the vice president and treasurer, and will be taking over for current CFO Steve Crowe, who is retiring.

Yarrington earned a degree in political science from Pomona, and then went on to earn her MBA from Northwestern University. She joined Chevron in 1980, going through the comptroller’s department training program and later holding a number of financial and analytical positions. She has worked her way up through many supervisory positions, including comptroller for Chevron Products Co.; president of Chevron Canada Ltd.; vice president of strategic planning for Chevron; vice president of policy, government and public affairs; and then vice president and treasurer.

According to Chevron Chairman and CEO Dave O’Reilly, “Pat is uniquely qualified for this position, having already served in senior leadership roles in finance, operations, strategic planning and public affairs. Her financial background and strategic insights, along with her leadership and judgment, will be important contributors to the company’s future success.”

Yarrington, who resides in the Bay Area, is also a member of the board of directors for Chevron Philips Chemical Company LLC, and was just elected to the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She previously served as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Economic Advisory Council. The bank's region is the largest of any of the 12 district banks, covering nine nine states.