AK Steel has announced that Mr. David C. Horn, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, and Secretary has elected to retire from the company effective May 31, 2015.
Mr. Horn joined AK Steel in 2000 as Assistant General Counsel. He was named Vice President and General Counsel in 2001 and elected Corporate Secretary in 2003. He was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 2005, and Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 2010. He was named Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, and Secretary in 2014, with responsibility for the company’s legal, environmental, labor relations, human resources, communications, public relations and governmental affairs activities. Prior to joining AK Steel, he was a partner in the law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Mr. James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel commented, “As a valued member of our executive management team for more than a decade, Dave has provided outstanding leadership and guidance to the company. Dave is an exceptional attorney and businessman who, over the years, has helped immensely in the development and execution of our company’s strategy and succession plans.”
Mr. Horn’s responsibilities will be divided up among several executive officers who will report directly to Mr. Wainscott.