Lydia I. Beebe Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer Chevron Corporation
Lydia I. Beebe is Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer of Chevron Corporation. She was first elected corporate secretary in 1995. From 2001 to 2005, the company was named ChevronTexaco Corp. Lydia's responsibilities in addition to serving as secretary to the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and the Board Nominating and Governance Committee include managing the Company’s Corporate Governance Department, counseling the board of directors and senior management on corporate governance and overseeing stockholder services for Chevron and its subsidiaries. She joined Chevron in 1977 as an attorney and held a variety of legal and government affairs positions, including service as a legislative representative for Chevron in Washington, D.C., a tax lawyer and a senior manager in Chevron's tax department.
Lydia serves as Chairman-Elect for the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, is a past Chairperson of the Society’s Corporate Practices Committee, member of the Society's Board of Directors, and Chairman of the 57th National Conference Committee for the Society's 2003 conference. She is a frequent speaker and panelist on corporate governance topics; recent forums include programs by the Society, the Conference Board, the National Association of Corporate Directors, Directors’ Forum and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Lydia serves on the Board of Directors of the Presidio Trust, to which she was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2003. She is currently chairperson of the Trust board’s finance and audit committee. Appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission in 1991, Lydia served for eight years and was the Commission’s chairperson from 1995 through 1999. Lydia serves on the board of trustees of Golden Gate University and is board secretary and a member of the executive committee. She is past president and board member and current advisory board member of the Professional Business Women of California, and has been a member of the San Francisco Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee to the mayor for over 10 years.
In 2004, Lydia received Golden Gate University’s Alumna of the Year award. In 1996, she received the “Breakthrough Award” from the Professional Business Women of California for her lasting and vital contributions to business and the community. Every year from 1999 through 2007, the San Francisco Business Times has named her one of “the most influential businesswomen in the Bay Area.”
Lydia is a graduate of the University of Kansas and its law school and holds an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University. She is a native of McPherson, Kansas. She and her husband Charles Doyle have three children.