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NATIONAL REPORT – Kathleen Guion joined the board of directors at Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) earlier this month. The company also appointed Pamela K. M. Beall as senior vice president, corporate planning, government and public affairs, effective Jan. 1.

Beall began her career with Marathon Oil Co. in 1978. After several positions of increasing responsibilities within Marathon, she transferred to USX in 1985 as general manager, treasury services.

She rejoined Marathon in 2002 and has held numerous positions including director of corporate affairs, vice president of business development, vice president of global procurement, and vice president of products, supply and optimization. She was named to her current position of vice president, investor relations and government and public affairs in July 2011.

Beall's new organization will include business development, economics, global procurement, federal and state government affairs and public affairs.

In addition to Beall's appointment, MPC also named Timothy T. Griffith, currently vice president and treasurer, as vice president, finance and investor relations, and treasurer.

In other people news:

Chevron Corp.
Elizabeth "Betsy" Hosick, general manager, procurement for downstream, technology and services for Chevron Corp., was named vice chair of the Network of Executive Women, the retail and consumer goods industry's largest women's leadership organization. Hosick formerly served as the Network's board secretary.

Hosick's long career in the convenience and petroleum industry includes jobs in human resources, field operations, marketing, merchandising, distribution and procurement/supply chain management. She joined Chevron in 1996, where her roles have included general manager, strategic capability; general manager of midstream procurement; manager of c-store retailing; vice president of Foodini’s Inc.; and global group category manager, marketing.

She has received numerous awards, including Chevron’s coveted Chairman’s Award recognizing her as "Better than the Best.” She has also received industry awards recognizing her as an innovative leader in category management.

Hosick steps into a role previously held by Annie Zipfel, division vice president at REI.

Chute Gerdeman
Strategic brand and design firm Chute Gerdeman named Jim Crawford to the new position of vice president of technology and experience design. In his role at Chute Gerdeman, Crawford will be responsible for integrating next-generation technology into the shopping experiences and store designs that the firm creates for its clients.

Crawford joins Chute Gerdeman from Taberna Retail, where he served clients such as Disney, Dick's Sporting Goods, Microsoft and Crutchfield. He brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic consumer-centric technology development to tier one retailers and brands worldwide, having also served in leadership positions at Retail Forward/Kantar, Forrester Research, Intel and SAP.

In addition to his work at Taberna Retail, Crawford is active in the retail and store design communities, leading the Global Retail Executive Community and co-chairing the Retail Experience Design Lab. He also authors a column on technology and store design for VMSD magazine, and has taught classes on digital technology at Portland State University.

Growth Energy
Growth Energy hired two new communications team members: Ryan Lamke and Courtney Henderson.

Lamke joins the company as its new communications manager and will be responsible for strategic planning, grassroots communications, as well as managing and coordinating social and traditional media efforts to expand Growth Energy’s public relations, legislative affairs and membership agendas. Prior to joining Growth Energy, Lamke was an independent consultant who provided strategic communications support to various individuals and nonprofits.

Henderson joins Growth Energy as its new communications assistant and will be responsible for monitoring media coverage of the biofuels industry, as well as expanding the company's digital presence through various social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook and blog posts, in addition to supporting the overall mission of the communications team and membership of Growth Energy.

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