Wilson Center Experts
Rhonda I. Zygocki
Rhonda I. Zygocki is Executive Vice President, Policy and Planning for Chevron Corporation, a position she assumed in March 2011. Zygocki's responsibilities include strategy and planning, policy, government and public affairs, and health, environment and safety. Previously, Zygocki served as vice president of Policy, Government, and Public Affairs. In 2003, she was named vice president of Health, Environment and Safety (HES) for Chevron Corporation. Zygocki also played a key role in design and implementation of the company's operational excellence management system. Zygocki was named manager of strategic planning for Chevron Corporation in 1999, responsible for managing the company's planning process. In 2000, she was named adviser to the chairman of the board for Chevron Corporation, and subsequently was responsible for overseeing the merger integration planning office through mid-2001. After the merger of Chevron and Texaco in October 2001, she was named managing director of Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. located in Perth, Australia. After serving in various positions of increasing responsibility, she was named CCR general manager, strategic business services, in 1993. In 1994, Zygocki was appointed profit center manager for Chevron U.S.A. Production Co., in Houston. In 1997, she returned to Canada as chief financial officer for CCR. Zygocki was born in St John's, Newfoundland, Canada, in 1957. She graduated in 1980 from Memorial University of Newfoundland where she earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Upon graduation, she joined Chevron Canada Resources (CCR) in Calgary, as a petroleum engineer, working primarily in Western Canada operations. Zygocki serves on the boards of directors of the Bay Area Council, the San Francisco Ballet, the United States Energy Association, the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria, and The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Canada Institute.