Daniel S. Sanders

Former President, ExxonMobil Chemical Company and former Chairman, American Chemical Council

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Daniel S. Sanders is the former President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, the former Chairman of the American Chemical Council, and the former Chairman of the Society of Chemical Industry. He was awarded the Chemical Industry Medal for his contributions to applied chemistry in 2005.

Dan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. He previously served on the Board of Directors at Celanese Corporation, Milliken and Company, Nalco Company, Pacolet Milliken Company, Ecolab Corporation, and Arch Chemical Company.

A native of Elberton, Georgia, Dan earned his engineering degree magna cum laude at the University of South Carolina in 1961. Later, he served on the Presidential Advisory Group and was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004. Dan also served on the Council of Overseers at the Rice University Graduate School of Management.

Dan and his wife, Emilyn, have a tradition of service to Furman University where their two sons, Dan Jr. and John, and daughter-in-law, Suzanne, graduated. Dan co-chaired the Parent’s Council and served on the Advisory Council as well as the executive committee of the Richard Furman Society.