FCX - Key Persons


A. Cory Stevens

Job Titles:
  • President, Freeport - McMoRan Mining Services

Bertrand L. Odinet, II - CIO, VP

Job Titles:
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Vice President

Clayton A. "Tony" Wenas

Job Titles:
  • Freeport Indonesia President Director, PT Freeport Indonesia

David Joint

Job Titles:
  • Vice President - Investor Relations

David P. Abney

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Compensation Committee
  • Member of the Audit Committee
Mr. Abney retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Parcel Service, Inc., a multinational package delivery and supply chain management company in 2020. He served as CEO beginning in 2014 and previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of UPS. Mr. Abney had an accomplished and highly successful 46-year career at UPS, including executive management roles in operations, international development, logistics, sustainability and engineering across all facets of the UPS global transportation network. During his time as Chief Executive Officer of UPS, Mr. Abney served on the Board of Directors of Catalyst, a global nonprofit working to advance women into senior leadership and board positions. He also previously served as a leader on the Business Roundtable. Mr. Abney currently serves as a director of Northrop Grumman Corporation and Target Corporation, and serves on The Business Council. Mr. Abney holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Delta State University. Mr. Abney joined the FCX Board in April 2021.

Douglas N. Currault II - Chief Legal Officer, SVP

Job Titles:
  • General Counsel
  • Member of the EXECUTIVE OFFICERS Team
  • Senior Vice President
Douglas Currault is Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He has responsibility for all legal oversight, including roles as chief legal advisor and counsel to the senior leadership team and Board of Directors. Mr. Currault, who has nearly 15 years with the company, also has supervision of government relations and global compliance. Before joining the company, he served over 12 years as outside counsel with extensive experience in corporate and transactional matters. He has a Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Loyola University of New Orleans.

Dustan E. McCoy

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Compensation Committee
  • Lead Independent Director of Freeport - McMoRan Inc
Mr. McCoy serves as Lead Independent Director of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. He is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brunswick Corporation, a leading manufacturer of recreational products. He joined Brunswick in 1999 and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in December 2005. Before joining Brunswick, he held senior positions with Witco Corporation, a chemical manufacturer. Mr. McCoy holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Eastern Kentucky University and a J.D. degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation and YETI Holdings, Inc. Mr. McCoy has served on the FCX Board since 2007 and as Lead Independent Director since February 2021.

Frances Fragos Townsend

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Corporate Responsibility Committee
  • Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at Activision Blizzard, Inc
Ms. Townsend is the Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATV), a leading global developer and publisher of interactive entertainment. She is Emeritus Vice Chairman at MacAndrews & Forbes, Incorporated and was previously Vice Chairman, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer at MacAndrews & Forbes, Incorporated. She formerly held the title of Executive Vice President for Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs working across MacAndrew's portfolio companies focusing on international, legal, compliance and business development issues. Ms. Townsend previously served as Advisor to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council. She was the first Assistant Commandant for Intelligence for the U.S. Coast Guard and spent 13 years at the U.S. Department of Justice in various senior positions. She received her J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law after graduating from American University where she received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Psychology. She currently serves as a director of Chubb Limited. Ms. Townsend joined the FCX Board in December 2013.

Hugh Grant

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Compensation Committee
  • Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto Company
Mr. Grant is the retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto Company, a global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products. He served in this role from 2003 until the merger of Monsanto Company and Bayer AG in 2018. Over his 37-year distinguished career with Monsanto, he managed key elements of its business in Asia, Europe and the United States. Mr. Grant serves as Lead Director, Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Human Capital Management and Compensation Committee of PPG Industries, Inc. and as a member of The Business Council. In 2009, he was named one of the world's 30 most respected CEOs on Barron's annual list and in 2010 CEO of the Year by Chief Executive magazine. Born in Larkhall, Scotland, Mr. Grant earned a B.S. (Honors) in Molecular Biology and Agricultural Zoology at Glasgow University. He also earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Agriculture at Edinburgh University and a M.B.A. at the International Management Centre in Buckingham, United Kingdom. Mr. Grant joined the FCX Board in December 2021.

John J. Stephens

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Retired Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of at & T Inc
Mr. Stephens is the retired Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AT&T Inc., a diversified global leader in telecommunications, media and entertainment, and technology, serving in this role from June 2011 to March 2021, where he was responsible for financial planning, corporate development, accounting, tax, auditing, treasury, investor relations and corporate real estate. Prior to this, Mr. Stephens held a series of successive positions in the finance department of AT&T. He began his career with AT&T in 1992. Before joining AT&T, he held a variety of roles in public accounting. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Solid Power, Inc. Mr. Stephens received his B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Rockhurst University and earned his J.D. degree from St. Louis University School of Law. Mr. Stephens joined the FCX Board in October 2019.

Joshua F. "Josh" Olmsted

Job Titles:
  • President and Chief Operating Officer, Freeport - McMoRan Americas

Kathleen L. Quirk - President

Job Titles:
  • Member of the EXECUTIVE OFFICERS Team
  • President
  • President of Freeport - McMoRan Inc
Kathleen L. Quirk is President of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Ms. Quirk has over thirty years of experience in the Freeport-McMoRan organization and is a senior member of the company's executive team. She has been instrumental in Freeport-McMoRan's strategic planning and has responsibility for a broad range of financial and administrative functions. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer of the company from 2003 to March 2022. During that period she was named Best CFO in Metals and Mining by Institutional Investor magazine on numerous occasions. Ms. Quirk holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vulcan Materials Company.

Kathy Kelley

Job Titles:
  • Web Administrator

Linda Hayes

Job Titles:
  • Vice President - Communications

Lydia H. Kennard

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Governance Committee
  • Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee
Ms. Kennard has over 40 years of executive and operational experience in aviation, construction management and real estate development. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of KDG Construction Consulting, a construction and program management firm, and Quality Engineering Solutions, a full-service pavement engineering and construction inspection firm. Ms. Kennard is also a founding principal of KDG Aviation, a developer and operator of aviation facilities. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of AECOM, Prologis, Inc. and Vulcan Materials Company. Ms. Kennard previously served as the Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports and as a member of the California Air Resources Board. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Master in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.A. in Urban Planning and Management from Stanford University. Ms. Kennard joined the FCX Board in December 2013.

Marcela E. Donadio

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Governance Committee
Ms. Donadio retired as a Partner of Ernst & Young LLP, a multinational professional services firm, in 2014. From 2007 until her retirement in 2014, she served as Americas Oil & Gas Sector Leader for Ernst & Young, with responsibility for one of the firm's significant industry groups. She advised the firm's oil and gas industry clients in the United States and throughout the Americas on business strategies and financial matters. Ms. Donadio served as audit partner for multiple companies with domestic and international operations in the natural resources sector and held various energy industry leadership positions during her career. She serves as Lead Independent Director of Marathon Oil Corporation and as a director of NOV, Inc. and Norfolk Southern Corporation. Ms. Donadio has dual United States and Panamanian citizenship, holds a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Donadio joined the FCX Board in August 2021.

Maree E. Robertson - CFO, SVP

Job Titles:
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Member of the EXECUTIVE OFFICERS Team
  • Senior Vice President
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Freeport - McMoRan Inc
Maree E. Robertson is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. She has responsibility for FCX's accounting, finance and tax functions, including financial reporting, operational accounting, internal controls, financial planning and analysis, treasury and risk management. Ms. Robertson joined the company on March 1, 2022. Prior to joining the company, she served as Chief Financial Officer, Energy and Minerals of Rio Tinto Group, a multinational metals and mining company, since 2019. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Ms. Robertson had a 17-year career at BHP Group, a multinational natural resources company, serving in a broad range of international finance functions, including Vice President, Finance, Petroleum USA; Head of Finance, Conventional and Potash, Petroleum USA; Vice President, Finance, Potash Canada; and Vice President, Finance, Minera Escondida Ltda. Ms. Robertson joined BHP in 2002 after four years in the PricewaterhouseCoopers natural resource audit practice. Ms. Robertson holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a Chartered Accountant.

Mark J. Johnson

Job Titles:
  • Director and Executive Vice President, PT Freeport Indonesia President and Chief Operating Officer, Freeport - McMoRan Indonesia

Michael J. Kendrick

Job Titles:
  • President, Climax Molybdenum Co.

Monique Cenac - Secretary

Job Titles:
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Corporate Secretary

Pamela Q. Masson - CHRO, VP

Job Titles:
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Vice President

Richard C. Adkerson - CEO, Chairman

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Board
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Member of the EXECUTIVE OFFICERS Team
  • Chairman of the International Council
Richard C. Adkerson is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. degree in Accounting with highest honors and an M.B.A. degree. In 2010, he received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Mississippi State. He also completed the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School in 1988. Prior to joining Freeport-McMoRan in 1989, he was Partner and Managing Director in Arthur Andersen & Co. where he headed the Firm's Worldwide Oil and Gas Industry Practice. From 1976 to 1978, he was a Professional Accounting Fellow with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. Mr. Adkerson currently serves as Chair of the International Council on Mining and Metals. He has been a member of ICMM since 2005 and previously served as Chair from 2008 - 2011. He is a member of The Business Council, the Business Roundtable, the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. He also serves on Greater Phoenix Leadership and the Dean's Council of 100 for the Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business. He serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the National WWII Museum and as a member of the Board of Visitors of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and was Campaign Chair of the Banner M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Cancer Has Met Its Match Campaign in Phoenix. He currently serves as the Honorary Chair of the Phoenix Zoo's Join the Journey - Share our Pride Campaign. He is a member and past President of the Mississippi State University Foundation Board of Directors, serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the College of Business, and chaired Mississippi State's State of the Future capital campaign. He was named National Alumnus of the Year of Mississippi State University in 2011. He was inducted into the American Mining Hall of Fame in 2010, received The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers Charles F. Rand Memorial Award in 2011 and was named Copper Man of the Year 2009 by The Copper Club. He was named Executive of the Year by the W. P. Carey School of Business Dean's Council at Arizona State University in 2011. For ten years, Mr. Adkerson was named The Best CEO in Metals and Mining by Institutional Investor magazine. Mr. Adkerson has served on the FCX Board since 2006 and as Chairman of the Board since February 2021.

Richard E. "Rick" Coleman

Job Titles:
  • President, Freeport - McMoRan Growth Support

Robert W. Dudley

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee
  • Member of the Governance Committee
  • Retired Group Chief Executive of BP
Mr. Dudley is the retired Group Chief Executive of BP, p.l.c., a British multinational oil and gas company, a position he held from 2010 to 2020. Mr. Dudley had a distinguished career with BP and its predecessors spanning over 40 years, serving in a broad range of engineering, commercial, strategic, international and executive roles. Since 2016, he has chaired the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, a CEO-led initiative that aims to accelerate the oil and gas industry response to climate change. Mr. Dudley currently serves as a director of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. He also serves on The Business Council, was a member of the Business Roundtable and is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Mr. Dudley has dual American and British citizenship and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an MIM from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (now part of Arizona State University), and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Dudley joined the FCX Board in April 2021.

Ryan M. Lance

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips
Mr. Lance has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips, one of the world's largest independent exploration and production companies, since 2012. He has 37 years of executive and operational experience in the oil and natural gas industry. His previous ConocoPhillips executive assignments included responsibility for international exploration and production, regional responsibility at various times for Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North America, and responsibility for technology, major projects, downstream strategy, integration and specialty functions. Mr. Lance is a former Chairman of the American Petroleum Institute and is currently serving on its Executive Committee, and currently chairs the National Petroleum Council's Agenda Committee. He is also a member of the Business Roundtable and The Business Council and serves on the board of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Technological University. Mr. Lance joined the FCX Board in November 2021.

Sara Grootwassink Lewis

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Audit Committee
Ms. Lewis founded Lewis Corporate Advisors, a capital markets and board advisory firm, in 2009, where she served as Chief Executive Officer until 2018. Ms. Lewis has significant executive, corporate finance and capital markets experience, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. She has served on several public company boards, including Sun Life Financial, a global insurance and asset management firm, where she Chaired its Audit Committee. She currently serves as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of The Weyerhaeuser Company, director and Chair of the Compensation and Human Capital Committee of Healthpeak Properties, Inc., and as director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Everside Health Group, Inc. Ms. Lewis serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution, the Leadership Board for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, and the Center for Audit Quality's Audit Committee Council. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Lewis is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. She holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Lewis joined the FCX Board in August 2021.

Stephen T. Higgins - SVP

Job Titles:
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Member of the EXECUTIVE OFFICERS Team
  • Senior Vice President
Steve Higgins is Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. He has responsibility for Environmental Services and Sustainability, Global Supply Chain, Health and Safety, Human Resources and Freeport-McMoRan Sales Company. He previously served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and President of Freeport Cobalt. Mr. Higgins has 40 years in the metals industry, including nearly 30 years with the company. He serves as Chairman of the International Copper Association and The Copper Club and as Chairman of the London Metal Exchange's Copper Committee. He has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University.

William E. Cobb - CSR, VP

Job Titles:
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Vice President