MEDINA, OH — RPM International Inc. recently announced that it has elected Elizabeth F. Whited to its board of directors effective October 22, 2021. She will serve on RPM’s compensation committee and will stand for election by the stockholders at the 2022 annual meeting. Whited is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer at Union Pacific Corp.

Ranked number 153 on the Fortune 500 list, Union Pacific Corp. is one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, covers 23 states across the western two thirds of the United States. With revenues of $19 billion, Union Pacific is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Whited joined Union Pacific in 1987 and has held a variety of executive roles in strategic planning, investor relations, ESG, finance, and marketing and sales, including president of subsidiary Union Pacific Distribution Services. In 2016, she was named Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. She has served in her current role since 2018. Additionally, she was recently named 2021 Railway Woman of the Year by the League of Railway Women. Whited earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa.

“Beth is a respected leader and well-rounded executive with extensive background in management, marketing, investor relations, finance, strategic planning and ESG initiatives. Her depth of experience, innovative ideas and fresh perspective will be impactful for RPM’s growth and provide value for our stockholders,” said Frank C. Sullivan, RPM Chairman and CEO.

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