From a press release:






Marathon Petroleum Corp. vice president, general counsel and secretary to retire




FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 27, 2016 - J. Michael Wilder, vice president, general counsel and secretary, will retire from Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) effective March 1. Suzanne Gagle, currently an assistant general counsel, will assume the role of vice president and general counsel, and Molly Benson, also an assistant general counsel, will assume the role of vice president, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer.



Wilder joined Ashland Petroleum Co. as a staff attorney in 1978, and held several positions of increasing responsibility at Ashland and its affiliates. In 1998, when Marathon Ashland Petroleum was formed, Wilder was named general counsel and secretary of the joint venture. He was named to his current position with Marathon Petroleum Corp. in 2011.



"Michael's expertise and wisdom have been invaluable to this company, and we are grateful for the critical role he has played in our growth over the years," said Gary R. Heminger, president and chief executive officer. "We thank Michael for nearly 38 years of loyal service and wish him well in retirement."



Gagle began her career with MPC in 1992 and has held several positions within the Law Organization, including senior group counsel for MPC Operations. She assumed her current role as assistant general counsel with MPC's Law Litigation and Human Resources organization in 2011. Gagle graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1987 and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo in 1992. She will report to Heminger.



Benson began her career with MPC in 1998 and has held several positions within the Law Organization, where she supported both MPC Operations and corporate organizations. She was appointed to her current position as assistant general counsel for all corporate and finance activities in 2012. Benson graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1987. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo in 1997. She will report to Gagle.



"Sue and Molly bring tremendous expertise to these positions," Heminger said. "Each possesses a comprehensive understanding of the strategic implications of our legal decisions and the ability to manage highly effective legal teams in order to accomplish our goals."



 



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