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U. S. Steel Names Debbie Shon Vice President - International Trade And Global Public Policy


PITTSBURGH, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today announced the appointment of Debbie Leilani Shon to vice president - international trade and global public policy. In this position, she is responsible for the company's international trade strategy, manages all trade enforcement actions and leads the company's global public policy initiatives. Shon is based in U. S. Steel's Washington, D.C. office and reports to Suzanne Rich Folsom, general counsel and senior vice president – governmental affairs.

"I am delighted to welcome Debbie to U. S. Steel, where her extensive experience in international trade, commercial law and international government affairs will add immediate value," said Folsom. "She has served as a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies as well as regional political organizations like the Organization of American States and the Economic Community of Western African States. Debbie also has led business units of major American brands, including Ticketmaster China."

Prior to joining U. S. Steel, Shon served as the managing director of a media and real estate investment company, where she designed a strategy for investors to acquire and operate a California winery, positioning the enterprise to achieve a ROI of 27% within the first three years. She also served as the Assistant U. S. Trade Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison during President Clinton's first term. Shon was a partner at the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Shon has also served as special counsel to the law firm of Latham and Watkins and the Australian firm of Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney. For a decade, she taught international trade policy and international business at the USC Law School in Los Angeles. Shon is one of the first women to be certified as an agent in the National Basketball Association. 

Shon received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. 

United States Steel Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a leading integrated steel producer and Fortune 200 company with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe and an annual raw steelmaking capability of 24.4 million net tons. The company manufactures a wide range of value-added steel sheet and tubular products. For more information about U. S. Steel, please visit

SOURCE United States Steel Corporation

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