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Roger Newport

AK Steel

Roger Newport was named Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of AK Steel Corporation (NYSE: AKS) effective January 1, 2016. Based in West Chester, Ohio, (Greater Cincinnati), AK Steel is a leading producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, and carbon and stainless tubular products, primarily for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, electrical power generation and distribution markets.

Mr. Newport started his career with the company in 1985 in the accounting department. He advanced through a number of increasingly responsible finance, sales and marketing roles at the corporate headquarters and the company’s Middletown Works. He was named Controller in 2001, and Chief Accounting Officer in 2004. He advanced to Vice President, Business Planning and Development in 2010, and Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in 2012. He was named Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in 2014, and Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in 2015.
Professional / Community Activities

Mr. Newport serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Chairman of the AISI Policy and Planning Committee, and a member of the Finance Committee, the Steel Market Development Institute CEO Group and North American Steel Council. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Steel Association and a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Newport is also a member of the Washington, D.C.-based Business Roundtable, and Financial Executives International. He was recognized as the 2017 Steelmaker of the Year by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology.

Mr. Newport serves on the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and the Business Advisory Council for the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. He has been honored by the University of Cincinnati and Lindner College of Business for his work with College of Business students through the Kautz Alumni Masters Forum, and received the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner Award for Outstanding Business Achievement.
He is a former member of the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board for Xavier University’s Williams College of Business, served as Group Chair, Special Projects, for the 2014 United Way of Greater Cincinnati Campaign, and is an alumnus of the Leadership Cincinnati USA program. Mr. Newport has coached youth soccer and baseball teams, volunteered for TOP soccer for children with disabilities, and served on the Board of Directors of the Mason High School Soccer Boosters.
General / Educational Background

Mr. Newport holds a BBA degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA with honors from Xavier University.

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