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U. S. Steel Names Jill E. Ritchie Manager-State Governmental Affairs for Indiana and Michigan


PITTSBURGH, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that Jill E. Ritchie, manager-state governmental affairs, will now be responsible for overseeing U. S. Steel's state and local governmental affairs matters in Indiana and Michigan. U. S. Steel's Indiana locations include: Gary Works in Gary, which is the largest integrated steelmaking facility in the United States; East Chicago Tin, a tinning facility in East Chicago; and the Midwest Plant, a finishing facility in Portage. The company's Michigan operations are: Great Lakes Works, an integrated steelmaking facility in Ecorse and River Rouge; the Automotive Center, a sales and research facility in Troy; ProCoil Company, a processing and distribution subsidiary in Canton; and two finishing joint ventures in Dearborn and Jackson. Ritchie will be located at Gary Works and will report to Christopher J. Masciantonio, general manager-state governmental affairs.

"Jill has been an effective contributor to U. S. Steel's Governmental Affairs efforts since joining our department in 2006," said Masciantonio. "She has spent a significant amount of time working with elected leaders, community organizations and government agencies on issues that are important to our Indiana and Michigan operations and the employees who work there. Under Jill's newly expanded leadership role, we expect to increase the effectiveness of our company's ability to achieve results when working with state and local government agencies and elected officials on issues important to steel manufacturing."

Ritchie joined U. S. Steel's Governmental Affairs Department after spending five years as an attorney in the company's Law Department, where she specialized in workers' compensation litigation in the Labor and Employment section. Before arriving at U. S. Steel in 2001, Ritchie was a labor and employment attorney at a major Pittsburgh-based law firm.

Ritchie earned her bachelor's degree in public and environmental affairs with a specialization in government policy from Indiana University, Bloomington and obtained a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She and her family -- her husband, Francis Veltri, and their daughter -- will be relocating to Northwest Indiana.

United States Steel Corporation is an integrated steel producer focused on high value-added steel sheet and tubular products with complex chemistries and attributes that are required by manufacturers in the automotive, appliance, construction, container, and oil and gas industries. U. S. Steel has major production operations in the United States, Canada and Central Europe and has more than 49,000 employees worldwide, including more than 8,800 in facilities in Indiana and Michigan.

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