SAN RAMON, CA: Russ Yarrow has left his role as Chevron’s GM of corporate relations to focus on consulting opportunities.
Yarrow’s last day at Chevron was July 3. While retirement was his main reason for departing the company, Yarrow said he will continue to do consulting work.
He will also concentrate more on his duties as a member of the board of directors for The Commonwealth Club of California, Cleantech Open, and the Northern California Golf Association.
Yarrow joined Chevron in 2004, and was responsible for external communications, strategic planning, corporate marketing, issues and crisis management, strategic initiatives and partnerships, mentoring, and organizational development during his tenure, according to his LinkedIn profile. He reported to Dave Samson, Chevron’s GM of public affairs.
"I have so much respect for the organization that [Samson] has set up and the company as a whole," said Yarrow. "I am proud of the contributions I have made and am ready for new, challenging, and interesting consulting opportunities."
Chevron will not be hiring a new GM of corporate relations, said Yarrow. His responsibilities have been bundled out to several people at the company, he added.
Samson was not immediately available for comment about who has been handling corporate relations in Yarrow’s absence.
Prior to Chevron, Yarrow served as SVP of corporate relations for Visa. He also previously held SVP roles at Ketchum and Bank of America.