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Marathon Oil Corporation: SVP Jerry Howard to retire

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Staff writer | Houston, Tx., USA | April 19, 2010
Marathon Oil CorporationApril 19, 2010, Houston, Tx., USA - Marathon Oil Corporation announced that Jerry Howard, senior vice president of corporate affairs, will retire, effective June 1.
Mr. Howard earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, and a master’s degree in business administration in 1972 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Mr. Howard is a certified public accountant.

Mr. Howard joined Marathon in 1975 as an internal auditor at Marathon’s offices in Findlay, Ohio. The following year, he was assigned to Marathon’s Tax department where he progressed through a series of supervisory and managerial positions of increasing responsibility. In 1986, he was named manager of Tax Compliance and Planning, and two years later, he was appointed general tax manager.

Mr. Howard was subsequently named director of Tax and Financial Planning in 1993. In 1997, he became vice president of Human Resources and Environment and served in that capacity until 1998 when he was appointed vice president of Taxes at USX Corporation, the former parent company for Marathon, in Pittsburgh.

Mr. Howard was appointed to his current position in 2002 and is responsible for Marathon’s Information Technology, Global Procurement, Federal and State Government Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business and Process Transformation, and Administrative Services departments.

Mr. Howard is a former member of the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute (API), the American Red Cross and Junior Achievement and a former trustee of the University of Findlay (Ohio). He also formerly served as chairman of the Tax Coordinating Committee of the Business Round Table, chairman of the General Committee on Taxation of the API, and president of the Center for Strategic Tax Reform.