People: AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS)
23 Oct 2014
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.
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