Jeffrey L. Tate
Jeffrey L. Tate
Jeff Tate is the Corporate Auditor for The Dow Chemical Company, based in Midland, Michigan, at the company’s global headquarters.
With oversight for Dow’s Corporate Audit department, Jeff is responsible for ensuring the adequacy and accuracy of all accounting, financial, and operating controls of Dow’s global operations. As a corporate officer of the company, Jeff facilitates a strong connection between Dow and its Board of Directors, enabling the highest standards for governance.
Jeff began his Dow career in Louisiana in 1992 and held a variety of accounting and controller roles before relocating to Michigan for several finance leadership assignments in Dow Automotive, Investor Relations, Performance Materials and Performance Plastics.
In 2010, Jeff was chosen as a recipient of the National Achievement in Industry Award by the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). In 2012, he was named to Savoy Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.
He is a member of the Financial Executives International (FEI); the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA); National Black MBA Association; and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant and serves on the Board of Directors of Chemical Financial Corporation, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group, and the Corporate Advisory Boards of both Consortium and NABA. He also serves in his community on the Midland Community Center Operating Board. Within Dow, he presides over the Finance function’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and served as past National Co-Chair of the African American Network. He actively recruits on college campuses on behalf of the Company and is often invited to speak on leadership, mentoring, and diversity topics across the country.
Jeff earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama. He also completed various executive education programs including the American Graduate School of International Management at Thunderbird, the Dartmouth College Strategic Finance Leadership Executive Program, and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Program for Prospective CFOs.