Malisa J. Sommers Managing Director of Transportation and President, Transtar

United States Steel Corporation

Malisa J. Sommers, a native of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, earned her bachelor's degree in Industrial Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and her master's degree in Business Administration from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, in 1994.

Before joining U.S.Steel in 2001, Malisa worked for Wheeling-Nisshin, Inc., a steel coating facility in Follansbee, West Virginia, for 13 years. She spent her first three years with U.S.Steel at Straightline, the company's former steel distribution subsidiary, serving two years as manager of demand fulfillment and one year as manager of customer care.

In 2004, she moved to U.S.Steel's corporate headquarters after being named manager of purchasing information technology. One year later, she advanced to manager of CAPEX procurement, in which she managed procurement activities related to capital expenditure projects around the company. In 2007, Malisa was named manager of materials management, and in 2009, she advanced to general manager of global materials management and procurement operations, with responsibility for parts and materials inventory management and procurement support activities at every U.S.Steel facility in North America and Central Europe.

Malisa assumed her current position, managing director of Transportation, in February 2011 and is responsible for various aspects of transportation and logistics, including the logistics services group headed by James V. Bard, at U.S.Steel facilities in North America. She also oversees operations at the railroad and barge companies that comprise Transtar, Inc.: Birmingham Southern Railroad Company, Delray Connecting Railroad Company, Fairfield Southern Company, Gary Railway Company, Lake Terminal Railroad Company, Lorain Northern Company, McKeesport Connecting Railroad Company, Texas & Northern Railway Company, Union Railroad Company, and Warrior & Gulf Navigation, LLC.

Malisa serves on the board of directors of Family House.