|Jeffrey L. Tate
Tate is the Corporate Auditor for The Dow Chemical Company, based in Midland, Michigan, at the company’s global headquarters.
As leader of the Corporate Audit department, Tate is responsible for assessing the adequacy of accounting, financial, and operating controls of Dow’s global operations.
Tate 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 March 2012, he was named to Savoy Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America. In 2010, Tate was chosen as a recipient of the National Achievement in Industry Award by the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA); he is also 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.
Tate is a Certified Public Accountant and serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of NABA; he is also a member of the Midland Community Center Operating Board; and internally, oversees the Finance function’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and serves as the 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.
Tate earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama. He continued his education by completing the American Graduate School of International Management Thunderbird Executive Education Program and the Dartmouth College Strategic Finance Leadership Executive Education Program.