Richard L. Fruehauf

Senior Vice President — Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer
United States Steel Corporation

Richard L. Fruehauf was named vice president – strategic planning and corporate development in 2018 and advanced to senior vice president in 2019. In 2020, he was appointed chief strategy and development officer and in 2021 was named chief strategy and sustainability officer. He is responsible for driving U. S. Steel’s strategy and sustainability priorities to achieve profitable growth. He also has responsibility for developing policy and methods that will support U. S. Steel’s future by aligning business sustainability and organization opportunities. He is also chair of the U. S. Steel Foundation. Fruehauf joined U. S. Steel in 2014 as assistant general counsel – Commercial. In 2015, he was promoted to associate general counsel – Corporate, before being named deputy general counsel – Corporate in 2017. Fruehauf was appointed interim general counsel and chief compliance officer later in 2017. Prior to joining U. S. Steel, Fruehauf served as assistant general counsel – Americas for Westinghouse Electric Co., with responsibility for commercial legal matters for customers in the western United States, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, as well as legal support to the corporate supply chain, real estate, government affairs, government contracts and information technology functions. Fruehauf has also practiced law with Alcoa Inc., Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. in Pittsburgh and Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, he served in national security positions with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency, and the Department of the Navy. A native of Pittsburgh, Fruehauf earned B.S. degree in foreign service from Georgetown University, and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.