LaSala to Succeed Sullivan as ExxonMobil VP, Tax Counsel
Exxon Mobil's board has elected Mr. S. R. (Stephen) LaSala as vice president and general tax counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation, effective April 1, 2007, succeeding Mr. P. E. (Paul) Sullivan, who will retire on April 1, 2007, after more than 37 years of service. Mr. LaSala is currently the company's associate general tax counsel.
Mr. LaSala was born in New York, New York. He holds a bachelor's degree from Fordham University, a Doctor of Law degree from Fordham University Law School and a Master of Laws degree in taxation from New York University.
Mr. LaSala joined Mobil Oil Corporation in 1974 as a tax counsel in New York. He held a variety of tax positions before being appointed assistant treasurer for Mobil Corporation's exploration and production division in 1992 in Fairfax, Virginia. In 1996, he became general tax counsel and assistant controller for Mobil Corporation. He assumed his current position in May 2000.
Mr. Sullivan was elected vice president and general tax counsel of Exxon Corporation, now Exxon Mobil Corporation, in January 1995. He joined Exxon in 1969 as a legal assistant and served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including general tax counsel of Exxon Chemical Company and general tax counsel of Exxon Company, U.S.A.
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Sullivan received a bachelor's degree in accounting at the University of Maine and a Doctor of Law degree from Boston College Law School.
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