Steve Whisler

Steve Whisler, CEO of Phelps Dodge Corporation

Steve and Mark Whisler, two F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots who both reside at Luke Air Force Base serving in Air Education and Training Command evaluator pilot positions respectively, recently had the unique experience of flying together at Luke.

J Steven Whisler serves as a Director at CSX Corporation (CSX). Additionally, he sits on the boards of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, US Airways Group Inc., Brunswick Corporation and National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Early Life and Education

Steve Whisler hails from Concord, Massachusetts. A graduate of both The Fenn School and Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Since 2002 he has worked at the University of Memphis specializing in athletics and facilities management while simultaneously acting as Assistant Director for Campus Recreation.

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Professional Career

Steve Whisler serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phelps Dodge Corporation, a Fortune 500 company located in Phoenix. Additionally, he sits on the boards of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation and US Airways Group Inc as well as being a trustee for the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

Whisler is a decorated veteran who served 20 years both enlisted and officer ranks, earning both an Air Medal and Combat Action Ribbon for his efforts. Now working exclusively with veterans to ensure they access all healthcare benefits earned during service,

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Achievement and Honors

As CEO of Phelps Dodge, Whisler developed a program known as the “Quest for Zero” to prevent accidents and ensure consistent quality. He also served as chairman of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, while being involved with many key professional organizations.

At the University of Colorado he earned both a bachelor’s degree in accounting (business accounting) and law degrees, an M.S. in mineral economics, as well as honorary doctor of science in engineering from Colorado School of Mines. Additionally he is licensed to practice law in Colorado as well as numerous federal courts; additionally he attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program for an Executive Development Course.

Air Force pilots frequently serve alongside family members in the Air Force, but it is rare for brothers to train together. That was exactly the case April 24, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base when Lt. Col. Mark Whisler, 21st Fighter Squadron Director of Operations, and Lt. Col. Steve Whisler (Air Education and Training Command Evaluator Pilot), both taking flight in F-16 Fighting Falcons for an exercise simulating two-ship air-to-air fight simulation.

Personal Life

Steve is a retired navy veteran who served for both 20 years in both enlisted and officer ranks, earning himself both the Air Medal and Combat Action Ribbon in recognition for his service. Steve developed strong ties to military families throughout the mid-Atlantic area by helping them understand and claim their benefits.

Whisler served on the boards of Phelps Dodge Corporation of Phoenix, Arizona; Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp of Fort Worth Texas; America West Holdings Corporation whose principal subsidiary is America West Airlines of Tempe Arizona and finally, Brunswick Corporation in Chicago Illinois. Additionally he is an Honorary Member of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

Public records confirm his marital and parental status, as well as membership in Colorado Bar Association, Arizona Society of CPAs, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Net Worth

J Steven Whisler currently owns 4 companies in his portfolio. Of these, CSX Corp is his largest holding, accounting for more than 1,500 shares total. Additionally, no insider trades have taken place within 18 months.

Whisler has spent decades working in the mining industry. For many years he was chairman of Phelps Dodge Corporation until its sale to Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. In addition, he served on the boards of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation and America West Holdings Corporation.

Since 2003, he has engaged in 13 CSX trades worth an estimated aggregate of over $20.1 million, exercising 180,000 units worth over $3,654,000 on 10 April 2006. A member of Colorado School of Mines alumni association and resident of Marriottsville with his wife and four children.

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