People: AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Wainscott

57 2006 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Roger Newport

49 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance

David Horn

2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Secretary

Kirk Reich

46 2014 Senior Vice President - Manufacturing

Joseph Alter

37 2014 Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel

Keith Howell

48 2012 Vice President - Operations

Stephanie Bisselberg

43 2013 Vice President - Human Resources

Renee Filiatraut

50 2014 Vice President - Litigation, Labor and External Affairs

Eric Petersen

44 2013 Vice President - Sales and Customer Service

Maurice Reed

51 2012 Vice President - Engineering, Raw Materials and Energy

Robert Jenkins

71 2006 Lead Independent Director

Sheri Edison

57 2014 Director

Mark Essig

56 2013 Director

Vicente Wright

61 2013 Director

Richard Abdoo

70 2001 Independent Director

John Brinzo

72 2007 Independent Director

Dennis Cuneo

64 2008 Independent Director

William Gerber

60 2007 Independent Director

Ralph Michael

59 2007 Independent Director

Shirley Peterson

73 2004 Independent Director

James Thomson

69 1996 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Wainscott

Mr. James L. Wainscott is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel Holding Corp. He was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company in January 2006, and became President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2003. Previously, Mr. Wainscott had been the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and had served as Treasurer upon joining the Company in April 1995. Before joining the Company, Mr. Wainscott held a number of increasingly responsible financial positions for National Steel Corporation. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Ball State University; Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame, Former Chairman and current member of the board of trustees for the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation and serves on the board of trustees of Xavier (OH) University; Former Chairman, American Iron and Steel Institute; Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Chartered Financial Analyst.

Roger Newport

Mr. Roger K. Newport is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of AK Steel Holding Corp. Mr. Newport will continue to be responsible for Accounting, Treasury, Financial Planning and Analysis, Strategy, Internal Auditing, Risk Management and Investor Relations, as well as maintain oversight responsibility for AK Tube. In addition, he will assume responsibility for Purchasing (excluding Raw Materials and Energy), as well as Information Technology at the company. Mr. Newport will continue to report to Mr. Wainscott. Mr. Newport started his career with the company in 1985 in the accounting department. He advanced through a number of increasingly responsible finance, sales and marketing positions at the company’s corporate headquarters and Middletown Works. He was named AK Steel’s Controller in 2001, ad¬¬ding responsibilities as Chief Accounting Officer in 2004. He was named Vice President, Business Planning and Development in 2010 and Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in 2012. Mr. Newport is a member of the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board for Xavier University’s Williams College of Business, and a member of Financial Executives International. He also serves as a board member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce. He holds a BBA degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA with honors from Xavier University.

David Horn

Mr. David C. Horn is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Secretary of AK Steel Holding Corp. He will continue to be responsible for all of AK Steel’s Legal, Environmental and Labor Relations activities. In addition, he will assume responsibility for Human Resources, Communications, Public Relations and Governmental Affairs activities. Mr. Horn will continue to report to Mr. Wainscott. Mr. Horn joined AK Steel in 2000 as Assistant General Counsel. He was named Vice President and General Counsel in 2001 and elected Corporate Secretary in 2003. He was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 2005, and Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 2010. Prior to joining AK Steel, he was a partner in the law firm Frost Brown Todd LLC and a member of the firm’s executive committee. Mr. Horn serves as a member of the Boards of the Mercy Health Foundation and the Pro Bono Partnership, and is a member of the Board and Co-Chair of the Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Juris Doctor from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Kirk Reich

Mr. Kirk W. Reich is Senior Vice President - Manufacturing of the Company. He assumes responsibility for the company’s Manufacturing Operations, as well as the company’s Safety and Quality programs. In addition, he assumes responsibility for Engineering, as well as Raw Materials and Energy Procurement, and oversight over AK Steel’s investment in Magnetation. He will maintain responsibility for Transportation and Outside Processing, as well as Manufacturing Planning and oversight responsibility for AK Coal. Mr. Reich will continue to report to Mr. Wainscott. Mr. Reich began his career with the company in 1989 in the engineering department at Middletown Works. He has extensive engineering, operations and maintenance experience, having led AK Steel’s Middletown and Mansfield plants in prior years. He was named General Manager, Mansfield Works in 2000, General Manager, Middletown Works in 2006, Vice President, Specialty Steel Operations in 2010 and Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain Management in 2012. Mr. Reich serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Atrium Medical Center Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Joseph Alter

Mr. Joseph C. Alter is Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Alter will run AK Steel’s Legal Department and is responsible for all legal matters at the company, excluding Labor and Litigation. His legal oversight responsibility will include commercial, securities, antitrust, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate matters. He will also serve as Counsel to the CEO and to the Board of Directors. In addition, he will assume responsibility for Environmental Affairs, and will continue to serve as the company’s Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Alter joined AK Steel in 2009 as Corporate Counsel. He was named Corporate Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in 2011 and Assistant General Counsel, Corporate and Chief Compliance Officer in 2012. Prior to joining AK Steel, he was Corporate Counsel with Convergys Corporation. He was also a Senior Associate for Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL. Mr. Alter serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Easter Seals TriState and the Bethesda Foundation. He graduated Cum Laude from Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Keith Howell

Mr. Keith J. Howell is Vice President - Operations of AK Steel Holding Corp. He has served as Vice President, Operations since May 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Howell was Vice President, Carbon Steel Operations from June 2010. Mr. Howell served as Director, Engineering and Raw Materials from March 2009. He was named General Manager, Butler Works in August 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Howell served in a variety of other capacities since joining the Company in 1997, including General Manager at Middletown Works and Ashland Works and Manager—Aluminized and Manager—Steelmaking at Middletown Works.

Stephanie Bisselberg

Ms. Stephanie S. Bisselberg has been appointed as Vice President - Human Resources of AK Steel Holding Corp. effective April 1, 2013. Ms. Bisselberg joined AK Steel in 2004 as Assistant Labor Counsel, and advanced to Labor Counsel in 2005. In 2010, she was named Assistant General Counsel, Labor. Prior to joining the company, she was an attorney in the Labor and Employment department of the Cincinnati law firm Taft, Stettinius and Hollister LLP. Ms. Bisselberg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Miami University (Ohio) and a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University. In April 2013, she will complete the Master of Business Administration program at Xavier University. She is also a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association. She has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hyde Park (Ohio) Center for Older Adults and as a member of the Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Renee Filiatraut

Ms. Renee S. Filiatraut is Vice President - Litigation, Labor and External Affairs of the Company. Ms. Filiatraut is responsible for managing all of the company’s Litigation, as well as Labor, Corporate Communications, Public Relations and Government Relations activities, and oversight of the AK Steel Foundation. In addition, she will continue to be responsible for oversight of the company’s discontinued insurance businesses – Armco Financial Services Group (AFSG) and Northwestern National Insurance Company (NNIC). Ms. Filiatraut joined AK Steel in 2011 as Litigation Counsel and was named Assistant General Counsel, Litigation in 2012. Prior to joining AK Steel, she was a Partner with Thompson Hine LLP. Ms. Filiatraut serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Summer Work Experience in the Law (SWEL) and the Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in History from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.

Eric Petersen

Mr. Eric S. Petersen is Vice President - Sales and Customer Service of AK Steel Holding Corp. He has served as Vice President, Sales and Customer Service since July 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Petersen was Director, Specialty and International Sales from November 2012 and Director, Research and Innovation from June 2010 until then. He was named Director, Customer Technical Services and Research in March 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Petersen served in a variety of other capacities since joining the Company in 1991, including General Manager, Quality Assurance; General Manager, Carbon Steel Technology; General Manager, Rockport Works; Manager of various departments at Rockport Works, and Middletown Works; Quality Control and Operations Management positions and Associate Process Engineer, Associate Metallurgist and Assistant Metallurgist at Middletown Works.

Maurice Reed

Mr. Maurice A. Reed is Vice President - Engineering, Raw Materials and Energy of Ak Steel Holding Corp. Prior to that, Mr. Reed was Director, Engineering and Raw Materials from March 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Reed served in a variety of other capacities since joining the Company in 1996, including Director of Engineering and Energy from June 2010, General Manager—Engineering, Operations Support and Primary Process Research from March 2009 and General Manager—Engineering from May 2006. Before joining the Company, Mr. Reed held a number of increasingly responsible engineering technology positions for National Steel Corporation.

Robert Jenkins

Mr. Robert H. Jenkins is Lead Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. He served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of the Company from October 16, 2003 to December 31, 2005; served as Chairman of the Board of Sundstrand Corporation from April 1997 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of that company from September 1995, in each case until his retirement in August 1999 following the merger of Sundstrand Corporation with and into United Technologies Corporation in June 1999; employed by Illinois Tool Works as its Executive Vice President and in other senior management positions for more than five years prior thereto, Clarcor Inc. (1999 — present), ACCO Brands Corporation (2007 — present; Presiding Independent Director 2009 — present), Solutia, Inc. (1997 — 2007). He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Sheri Edison

Ms. Sheri H. Edison is appointed as Director of AK Steel Holding Corporation effective August 1, 2014. Ms. Edison currently is the Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Bemis Company, Inc., a manufacturer of packaging products and pressure sensitive materials. In this capacity, she is responsible for all global legal operations of Bemis Company, as well as information technology, enterprise risk management and global compliance. Ms. Edison came to Bemis Company from Hill-Rom, Inc., where she had been Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to Hill-Rom, Ms. Edison held senior management and general counsel positions at Hillenbrand, Inc. and LTV Steel Company, Inc. She started her career working in private practice as a corporate attorney at Jones Day. Ms. Edison currently serves on the board of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and is a member of the NACD Corporate Directors Institute, and Women Business Leaders of the United States Health Care Industry. Ms. Edison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Journalism from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.

Mark Essig

Mr. Mark G. Essig is Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. Mr. Essig currently is the Chief Executive Officer of FKI Security Group. Mr. Essig previously held senior executive positions with several steel industry companies, including Shale-Inland, Washington Steel Corp., RathGibson LLC, GS Industries and AK Steel Corporation. At AK Steel, he served as executive vice president from 1992 to 1998. He Served as Chief Executive Officer of Rathgibson LLC from January 2011 to May 2012; served as President and CEO of Sangamon Industries LLC from May 2008 to January 2011; served as Chief Executive Officer of Aviation, Power & Marine, Inc. from January 2009 to January 2010; served as President and CEO of Barjan LLC from August 2002 to May 2008; served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of GS Industries from January 1998 to August 2002; held several positions at AK Steel, including Executive Vice President — Operations and Sales from 1997 to January 1998, Executive Vice President — Sales 1994 to 1997, Vice President — Sales and Marketing from 1992 to 1994 and Assistant to CEO and Vice President — Human Resources in 1992; served as Chief Financial Officer of Washington Steel Corporation from 1990 to 1992 and as Vice President — Finance and Administration from 1988 to 1990Mr. Essig holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Loyola University and an MBA from the University of Illinois.

Vicente Wright

Mr. Vicente Wright is Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. Mr. Wright previously has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer, of California Steel Industries (CSI). Mr. Wright also has held several executive and managerial positions with other metals and mining companies, including Vale SA in Brazil, Japan and the United States, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute as well as other metals companies in Brazil, Argentina and France. Mr. Wright holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Marquette University.

Richard Abdoo

Mr. Richard A. Abdoo is an Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. He is President, R. A. Abdoo & Co., LLC, He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wisconsin Energy Corporation from May 1991 to April 2004, and as President from May 1991 to March 2003,NiSource Inc. (2008 — present), ZBB Energy Corporation (2009 — present), RENERGY Corporation (f/k/a Catalytica Energy Systems, Inc. 2005 — 2009), Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (2005 — 2006), he holds Bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton, Master of Arts degree in economics from the University of Detroit. Member of the American Economic Association and a registered professional engineer in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, By virtue of his former positions as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wisconsin Energy Corporation, as well as his current positions as a member of the Boards of Directors of two other energy-related companies, Mr. Abdoo has extraordinary and experience pertaining to energy issues. Because the steel industry is an intense user of energy, his depth of knowledge of the energy industry is of particular note with respect to his qualifications to serve as a Director of AK Steel, though it clearly is not the sole reason for his nomination to the Board. More broadly, by virtue of his diverse background and experience, Mr. Abdoo provides insights with respect to a broad range of business, social and governance issues facing corporations today. As a former Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Abdoo understands well the issues facing executive management of a corporation. As a registered professional engineer in several states, Mr. Abdoo is able to offer a unique technical perspective to issues under consideration by the Board.

John Brinzo

Mr. John S. Brinzo is an Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. He serves as member of Ad Hoc Finance, Management Development and Compensation, Nominating and Governance, Retired Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. (f/k/a Cleveland-Cliffs Inc), Served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. (f/k/a Cleveland-Cliffs Inc) from July 2003 until April 2005; served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. (f/k/a Cleveland-Cliffs Inc) from January 2000 until his retirement as CEO in September 2006, and as Chairman in May 2007, Delta Air Lines, Inc. (2007 — present), Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. (f/k/a/ Cleveland-Cliffs Inc) (1997 — 2007), The Brinks Company (2004 — 2008), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (2006 — 2009), Brink’s Home Security Holdings, Inc. (2008 — 2010). He holds Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Kent State University, Master of Business Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University. He serves on the board of trustees for the Kent State Endowment Foundation. Past Chairman of the National Mining Association. Past director of the American Iron and Steel Institute.

Dennis Cuneo

Mr. Dennis C. Cuneo is an Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. He is Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP and President, DC Strategic Advisors, LLC , Served as an attorney at Arent Fox LLP from 2006 to 2010, Senior Vice President of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. from 2000 to 2006, Corporate Secretary and Chief Environmental Officer of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. from 2004 to 2006, and Senior Vice President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America from 2001 to 2006, BorgWarner Inc. (2009 — present), Center for Automotive Research (2010 — present). He holds Bachelor of Science degree from Gannon College, MBA degree from Kent State University, JD degree from Loyola University. He serves on the board of trustees for Loyola University and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, and as a member of the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago’s Physical Sciences Division. Served as Chairman of the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve from 2003 to 2004. Former member of the executive committee and chair of the human resources group of the National Association of Manufacturers.

William Gerber

Mr. William K. Gerber, CPA., is an Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. He is Managing Director, Cabrillo Point Capital LLC, Served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kelly Services, Inc. from 1998 to December 2007; served as Vice President-Finance from 1993 to 1998 and Vice President-Corporate Controller from 1987 to 1993 of The Limited Brands Inc. (f/k/a/ The Limited, Inc.), Kaydon Corporation (2007 — present), Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (2008 — present). He holds Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, MBA degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, Certified Public Accountant.

Ralph Michael

Mr. Ralph S. Michael, III is an Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. He is President and Chief Executive Officer, Fifth Third Bank, Greater Cincinnati, Former President and Chief Operating Officer of the Ohio Casualty Insurance Company from July 2005 until its sale in August 2007; served as Executive Vice President and Manager of West Commercial Banking for U.S. Bank, National Association, and then as Executive Vice President and Manager of Private Asset Management for U.S. Bank, from 2004 through July 2005; served as President of U.S. Bank Oregon from 2003 to 2005; served as Executive Vice President and Group Executive of PNC Financial Services Group, with responsibility for PNC Advisors, PNC Capital Markets and PNC Leasing, from 2001 to 2002; served as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of PNC Corporate Banking from 1996 to 2001, Key Energy Services Inc. (2003 — present), Arlington Asset Investment Corporation (2006 — present), FBR Capital Markets Corp. (2009 — present), and Integrated Alarm Services Group (2003 — 2007). He holds Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Stanford University, Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Graduate School of Management. He serves on the board of directors of The Cincinnati Bengals, Inc. and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation.

Shirley Peterson

Ms. Shirley D. Peterson is an Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. She served as President of Hood College, an independent liberal arts college in Frederick, Maryland from 1995 until 2000; served in the U.S. government, first appointed by President George H.W. Bush as Assistant Attorney General in the Tax Division of the Department of Justice, then as Commissioner of Internal Revenue from 1989 until 1993; partner in the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson from 1969 until 1989 and 1993 until 1994, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (2004 — present), Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (2005 — present), Champion Enterprises, Inc. (2004 — 2010), Federal Mogul Corporation (2002 — 2007). She holds Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College, JD degree from the New York University School of Law.

James Thomson

Dr. James A. Thomson Ph.D., is an Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of The RAND Corp, From 1977 to January 1981, Dr. Thomson was a member of the National Security Council staff at the White House. He served on the staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1974-1977, Encysive Pharmaceuticals Inc. (f/k/a Texas Biotechnology Corporation) (1994 — 2008). He holds Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of New Hampshire; M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from Purdue University. He is Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York; the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London; and the board of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. Former member of the National Security Council staff at the White House, where he was primarily responsible for defense and arms-control matters related to Europe, and the staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
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