Lydia I. Beebe
Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer
Lydia I. Beebe is Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer of Chevron Corporation. During her 17 years as a corporate officer, serving as secretary to the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and the Board Nominating and Governance Committee, Lydia has provided advice and counsel to the board of directors and senior management on corporate governance and securities matters and managed the Company’s Corporate Governance function. She also serves on the Chevron Employees Political Action Committee board of directors and represents the company in many civic activities. Lydia joined Chevron in 1977 and held a variety of legal positions prior to her election as a corporate officer.
Throughout her career, Lydia has been active on many public and non-profit governing boards. From 2003 until 2008, she served on the Board of Directors of the Presidio Trust, to which she was appointed by President George W. Bush. Appointed by Governor Pete Wilson, Lydia served on the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission from 1991 to 1999 and was chairperson from 1995 through 1999. In recognition of the accomplishments made during her tenure leading the Commission, she was honored in 2009 as a Civil Rights Hero by the state of California during a Tribute to Legends and Pioneers of Civil Rights.
Lydia currently serves on the governing boards of the National Judicial College, the Council of Institutional Investors, Kansas University Endowment Association, Kansas University Law Alumni, the National Association of Corporate Directors of Northern California and the San Francisco Symphony. She is an advisory board member of both the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance and the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance. She has served on the governing boards of Golden Gate University, Professional Business Women of California, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, and the San Francisco Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee. She is a frequent speaker and panelist on corporate governance topics.
Lydia has been named Corporate Secretary of the Year and Distinguished Alumna of both Golden Gate University and the University of Kansas School of Law. In May, 2010, she received the Founder’s Award for exceptional business leadership from the Women’s Initiative for Self Employment. In 1996, she received the “Breakthrough Award” from the Professional Business Women of California, and in 2012, the San Francisco Business Times inducted her to its “Forever Influential Honor Roll” of most influential businesswomen in the Bay Area. Lydia and her husband Charles Doyle have three children.