Anne Foulkes was Promoted as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at PPG-Industries

Date of management change: July 20, 2018 

What Happened?

Pittsburgh, -based PPG-Industries Promoted Anne Foulkes as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


About the Company

PPG Industries` vision is to be the world`s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).


About the Person

Anne M. Foulkes is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at PPG Industries. Anne joined PPG’s Law Department in 1995 and since that time has provided legal support to nearly all of PPG’s business units. In addition, Anne spent several years supporting PPG’s Environmental, Health and Safety group providing legal advice and support on environmental, health and safety issues for all of the company’s businesses worldwide. She also served as counsel for the company’s Corporate Development Group providing legal support for PPG’s global acquisition and divestiture activities and for many years had responsibility for legal support of PPG’s businesses in South America. In August 2010, she was named Assistant General Counsel and in March 2011, she was named Corporate Secretary. Currently, in addition to her role as Corporate Secretary, Anne has responsibility for legal support for most of PPG’s business units, including leading and managing the attorneys supporting the commercial, corporate development, labor and employment and intellectual property legal areas for those business. Anne is also the Executive Sponsor of PPG’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council. Prior to joining PPG, Anne was a litigation attorney with the law firm of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott in Pittsburgh. Anne earned a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in 1985 and a law degree from The Dickinson School of Law in 1989, graduating with honors at both schools. She is on the Board of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Allegheny County Bar Association.


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