Anna Catalano

BAS Faculty Member
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Expertise: M&A, Succession Planning, Corporate Governance

Directorship Experience: Director, HF Sinclair Corporation, Director, Frontdoor, Director, Ecovyst, Director, Hexion Inc. (private), Director, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Corporate Directors Institute™, Chair, NACD Texas TriCities Chapter

Executive Experience: Former CMO, BP PLC

Industries: Energy, Manufacturing, Health Care

Ownership: Public, Private, and Nonprofit

Designations: NACD Board Leadership Fellow

Residence: Fulshear, Texas

Anna C. Catalano manages an active board portfolio, serving as an independent director for public and private corporations and not-for-profit organizations. She is currently a member of the board of directors of HF Sinclair Corporation (NYSE: DINO), Frontdoor (NASDAQ: FTDR), Ecovyst (NYSE: ECVT), and Hexion Inc. (private). Catalano is a director of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Corporate Directors Institute and chair of the NACD Texas TriCities Chapter. She advises a number of organizations and has significant experience in the not-for-profit sector, having served on health care, cultural, and educational boards.

With more than 40 years of corporate experience, including over two decades of service on public boards, Catalano is an expert on the topics of board governance and leadership and an outspoken champion of women in business. Her extensive career spanned three continents in marketing, retail operations, and international business development at Amoco, and subsequently, BP PLC. She established Amoco’s refining and marketing beachhead in China in the 1990s, and during her tenure at BP, she was group vice president of Marketing when the company was rebranded and was the instrumental voice behind its “beyond petroleum” marketing campaign.

Catalano is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and has been recognized on Fortune’s ranking of “The Most Powerful Women in International Business,” Directors and Boards magazine’s “Directors to Watch,” WomenInc. magazine’s “Most Influential Board Directors,” and BoardProspects “Top 30 AAPI Directors in the US.” She is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics, including board governance, leadership, innovation, and the advancement of women in business, and she advises numerous organizations on leadership, strategy, and organizational effectiveness.