Chairman, CEO and President and Member of Proxy CommitteeMr. James L. Wainscott has resigned as NonExecutive Chairman of the Board of the Company. effective 2016. He was Chairman of the Board President Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel Holding Corporationration Mr. Wainscott serves as the Chairman of the Board and the Companys Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Wainscott began his steel industry career in 1982 with the former National Steel Corporationrationration holding a number of increasingly responsible positions at plant and corporate headquarters levels. He joined AK Steel as vice president and treasurer in 1995 later advancing to senior vice president and CFO before becoming the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer in 2003. By virtue of this experience Mr. Wainscott has an extraordinarily broad and deep knowledge of the Company and the steel industry. As the only employeeDirector on the Board he is able to provide the Board with an insiders view of what is happening in all facets of the Company. He shares not only his vision for the Company but also his handson perspective as a result of his daily management of the Company and constant communication with employees at all levels. A former chairman of the American Iron and Steel Institute Mr. Wainscott is able to furnish the Board with the most recent and relevant information affecting the steel industry
Age: 57 Chairman Since 2016 MBAWainscott?s appointment to the board of directors of the ParkerHannifin Corporationrationrationration has further expanded his exposure to other management styles and governance perspectives. He holds BS degree in accounting from Ball State University; MBA degree from the University of Notre Dame, Former Chairman and current member of the board of trustees for the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation and serves on the board of trustees of Xavier University.