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Vanessa Sutherland

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Vanessa Sutherland, Executive Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Vanessa Allen Sutherland is executive vice president, Legal and Government Affairs, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Phillips 66, a diversified energy company. She has over 25 years of legal experience.



Before assuming her current role in January 2022, Sutherland was executive vice president and chief legal officer for Norfolk Southern Corporation , where she held a series of positions.





Sutherland brings considerable knowledge of the public sector, having served as chairperson and CEO of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board from 2015-2018 and as chief counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration from 2011-2015. She also served in senior legal counsel roles for Altria Group and Philip Morris USA.





Sutherland earned a bachelor’s degree from Drew University, as well as a law degree and MBA from American University.