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U. S. Steel Senior VP Thomas W. Sterling to Retire

Staff writer | Pittsburgh, Pa., USA United States Steel Corporation announced that Senior Vice President | February 9, 2009
U. S. SteelFebruary 9, 2009, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA United States Steel Corporation announced that Senior Vice President-Administration Thomas W. Sterling has elected to retire from the company effective April 1, 2009.
Mr. Sterling joined U. S. Steel in 1969 as a management trainee at Fairfield Works in Fairfield, Ala. After advancing through increasingly responsible positions in the operating, personnel services and commercial departments at Fairfield Works and the employee relations department at Pittsburgh headquarters, he was appointed vice president-labor relations, steel and related resources for the former U. S. Steel Group of USX Corporation in 1984. Mr. Sterling was named vice president-employee relations for U. S. Steel Group in 1986, assumed responsibility for employee benefits in 1996, and also oversaw several of U. S. Steel's joint venture operations with foreign steel companies.

Mr. Sterling was elected president of Transtar, Inc., U. S. Steel's wholly owned railroad and barge transportation subsidiary, in 2000, was appointed senior vice president-human resources for U. S. Steel in 2003, and was named senior vice president-human resources & business services in 2004. Mr. Sterling assumed his current position in 2007 with continuing oversight of business services as well as added responsibility for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project activities, Public Affairs and various other administrative functions.

Mr. Sterling serves as chairman of the United States Steel Foundation; chairman of the board of directors of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) - Braddock; a member of the board of directors at UPMC - McKeesport; a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of the Greater Pittsburgh Council of the Boy Scouts of America; and a member of the board of trustees of Robert Morris University.

Mr. Sterling graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Mr. Sterling earned his law degree from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, and has been admitted to the bar in Alabama and Pennsylvania.