PRESIDENT'S AWARD BREAKFAST
TUESDAY, 17 MAY 2022 • 8 A.M.

 
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The President's Award Breakfast program consists of the presentation of prestigious AIST Board of Directors Awards, including AIST’s Steelmaker of the Year, followed by a keynote presentation.

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TICKETS

The President’s Award Breakfast can be purchased when you register for AISTech 2022.
Single tickets: US$45
Table of ten (10): US$400

 
 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

“The Modern Steelmaker — A World of Opportunity”

BARBARA SMITH
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Barbara Smith is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Commercial Metals Company (CMC), a leading manufacturer of concrete reinforcing and other steel products. Smith joined CMC in 2011 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. She was then promoted to chief operating officer in 2016 and to CEO in 2017. Prior to joining CMC, Smith was the chief financial officer for Gerdau Ameristeel and FARO Technologies. Her career also includes more than 20 years of service with Alcoa Inc., where she held a variety of leadership positions across various businesses within Alcoa. In addition to her role at CMC, Smith serves on the board of directors for Comerica Inc. She previously served on the board of directors at Minerals Technologies Inc. from 2011 through 2017. She has been actively involved in various community organizations, including serving on the Dallas and Tampa boards of the American Heart Association. In 2020, Smith was recognized by S&P Global Platts as the winner of the Global Metals Award, 2020 CEO of the Year, and she was the recipient of the 2019 AIST Steelmaker of the Year Award. She is also a member of the G100 Network and served as advisor to the chair on the 2021 B20 Employment & Education Task Force. Smith is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in accounting and is also a Certified Public Accountant. In 2013, she was recognized as a Purdue University Old Masters distinguished alumnus.

 

PAST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

2021

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Chairman, President and CEO, Cleveland-Cliffs, "American Steel, the Environment and the Next Decade"

2020

Leon Topalian

President and CEO, Nucor Corp."The Steel Industry in 2020 and Beyond"

2019

David Burritt

President and Chief Executive, United States Steel Corporation, "Steelmaking for the Next Generation"

2018

Roger K. Newport

Chief Executive Officer, AK Steel Corporation, "Providing Innovative and Sustainable Steel Solutions"

2017

David L. Stickler

Chief Executive Officer, Big River Steel, "Big River Steel: A Technology Company That Just Happens to Make Steel"

2016

Mario Longhi

President and Chief Executive Officer, United States Steel Corporation, "The Future of Steel"

2015

Lourenco Goncalves

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, USA, “Global Iron and Steel Outlook”

2014

Mark D. Millett

President and Chief Executive Officer, Steel Dynamics Inc., "Making Money in the Steel Industry is Not a Mystery"

2013

Richard J. Harshman

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Allegheny Technologies, Inc., "Specialty Metals: Creating Value Through Relentless Innovation in a Dynamic, Global Industry”

2012

Joseph Alvarado

President and Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Metals Company, “The Light at the End of the Tunnel”

2011

Frederick A. Henderson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SunCoke Energy Inc., “Observations Regarding Opportunities for Growth in the Steel Industry”

2010

John P. Surma

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, United States Steel Corporation, “Steel Trends 2010: What Would Father Hogan Say?”

2009

John J. Ferriola

Chief Operating Officer of Steelmaking Operations, Nucor Corp., “Back to the Future”

2008

Robert P. Souliere

President and Chief Executive Officer, ThyssenKrupp Steel USA LLC, “Balancing Global Trends With Regional Markets: ThyssenKrupp Steel’s Strategy for Growth”

2007

Keith E. Busse

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Steel Dynamics Inc., “Out of the Ashes: The 21st Century Transformation of the American Steel Industry”

2006

Guy Dollé

Chief Executive Officer, Arcelor SA, “Industry Consolidation: Value Versus Volume”

2005

Malay Mukherjee

Chief Operating Officer, Mittal Steel, “Steel in the 21st Century: Creating an Attractive and Sustainable Industry”

2004

Rodney B. Mott

President and Chief Executive Officer, International Steel Group Inc., “The Dynamics of Our Industry: Changes, Challenges and Commitments”