Richard C. Adkerson
Richard C. Adkerson is Vice Chairman, President 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 the Arizona Commerce Authority, Greater Phoenix Leadership, and the Dean's Council of 100 for the Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business.
He is past Chairman and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the National WWII Museum and the Board of Visitors of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and was Campaign Chair of the Banner MD 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 nine 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.
Kathleen L. Quirk
Kathleen L. Quirk is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 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 has been named Best CFO in Metals and Mining by Institutional Investor magazine on numerous occasions. Ms. Quirk holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vulcan Materials Company and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Valley of the Sun United Way.