Ken Cohen, vice president, Public and Government Affairs, Exxon Mobil Corporation, has announced his intention to retire effective Jan. 1, 2016, after more than 38 years of service.
It is anticipated that the board of directors will elect Suzanne McCarron as vice president, Public and Government Affairs, Exxon Mobil Corporation. McCarron is currently general manager, Public and Government Affairs, and president, ExxonMobil Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States. The ExxonMobil Foundation is focused on creating economic opportunities for women, support for math and science education and efforts to combat malaria.
A native of Peoria, Illinois, Cohen joined Exxon USA in June 1977 in the Law Department, where he held a variety of staff assignments. In 1985, he became chief attorney, Refining, Environment and Health and in 1989 was named assistant general counsel at Exxon Company International. He became senior counsel and coordinator, Exxon Corporation Law Department, in 1991 and in 1995 became general counsel, Exxon Chemical Company. He was named to his current position in November 1999.