Melissa Schoeb is Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Occidental Petroleum. In this role, Ms. Schoeb is responsible for corporate affairs for Occidental’s oil and gas, midstream and chemical operations in the U.S., Middle East and Latin America. She has oversight of corporate communications and public affairs; media relations; issues management; community relations; branding and advertising; marketing communications; and digital strategies.
A communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in corporate, crisis, investor, employee, product and sales communications, Ms. Schoeb has worked and lived in major global markets, leading industry-acclaimed teams in the U.S, Europe, Latin America and Africa. She has been honored with industry accolades, including PR Week’s Corporate PR Team of the Year and an appreciation award from the White House Communications Agency.
Prior to joining Occidental, Ms. Schoeb was Senior Vice President, Senior Partner and General Manager at Fleishman-Hillard, where she developed and executed communications strategies for leading global companies, including Amgen, AT&T, Cathay Pacific, Chevron, Marriott, VisaUSA and UPS. She previously served as Director of Global Communications for Nortel Networks and worked as a management consultant with Gemini Consulting (now KPMG), where she provided strategic and operational support for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon), BT and South African Telkom.
Ms. Schoeb is a member of The Arthur W. Page Society, The Seminar and the Executive Women’s Partnership with the Greater Houston Partnership program. She serves on the Pension and Retirement Plan Administrative Board Committee of Occidental and recently as chair of the American Petroleum Institute’s Communications Committee. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Ms. Schoeb holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish and is fluent in Spanish and Italian.