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02-23-2009

John Correnti Elected Clarkson University Trustee

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Clarkson University alumnus John D. Correnti, chairman and chief executive officer of Steel Development Company, LLC, has been elected to Clarkson’s board of trustees. He will serve on the institutional advancement and physical plant committees.

Correnti earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Clarkson in 1969.correnti

Prior to his present position at Steel Development, a steel mill operational and development company, he was president and chief executive officer and founder of SeverCorr, LLC, a manufacturer of high quality flat-rolled steel products, from 2005 until 2008.

He was chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Birmingham Steel Corporation, a manufacturer of steel and steel products, from 1999 to 2002.

Correnti served as chief executive officer, president and vice chairman of Nucor Company, a mini mill manufacturer of steel products, from 1996 to 1999, and as its president and chief operating officer and as a director from 1991 to 1996.

Correnti is a director of Navistar International Corporation, Corrections Corporation of America and the Mississippi University for Women Foundation Board. He previously served on the Clarkson board of trustees from 1996 to 1999.

He received Clarkson’s most prestigious alumni honor, the Golden Knight Award, in 1994.

Correnti and his wife, Dawn, reside in Columbus, Miss., and Blytheville, Ark.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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