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USG Corporation Announces Leadership Transition

USG Corporation has announced that James S. Metcalf retired as chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, effective Oct. 31, 2016. Metcalf has served as president and CEO since January 2011 and as chairman since December 2011.


Jennifer F. Scanlon, executive vice president, president, International and president, L&W Supply Corporation, succeeds Metcalf as president and CEO and has been appointed a director of the company, effective immediately. Scanlon served as executive vice president and CEO-elect until Nov. 1, 2016. As part of the leadership transition, Steven F. Leer, lead director, became non-executive chairman of the board, effective Nov. 1, 2016.


Scanlon is executive vice president; president, International, president, L&W Supply Corporation, and CEO-elect. She is also a director on the USG board of directors and the chairman of the board of USG Boral Building Products. Scanlon leads USG’s international joint ventures across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. Her previous assignments at USG include vice president and chief information officer and head of corporate strategy. Scanlon joined USG in 2003 as the director of supply chain and customer relationship strategy.


Scanlon serves on the boards of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs and of Shore Community Services, Inc. Scanlon is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Executives’ Club of Chicago.

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