Omega Frater Jeff Tate Named To Savoy Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America
Jeff Tate, Vice President, Finance, Dow Performance Plastics has been named to Savoy Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America 2012 issue.
Savoy is geared toward African-American business professionals and profiles prominent African-American business leaders. With 100,000 readers per issue, the magazine serves as a premier forum for issues of workplace diversity and lifestyle features. Savoy notes the 2012 Top 100 issue is “one of the most definitive lists of African American achievers in Corporate America produced to date.” The magazine will be available on newsstands March 13, 2012.
In his role at Dow, Tate has responsibility for short- and long-term financial planning as well as accountability for developing and evaluating value-creating business strategies for Dow Performance Plastics, a $16 billion corporate Division of The Dow Chemical Company.
“We could not be more proud of Jeff for being recognized by this prestigious ranking,” said Bill Weideman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Dow Chemical Company. “He is an exemplary team member who consistently drives financial discipline and pushes the team to strive for higher performance. His unique talents and passion for excellence are well-known, and this honor is further proof of his leadership both at Dow as well as in the community.”
In addition to this honor, Tate is also the recipient of the 2010 National Achievement in Industry Award from the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). He serves as the National Co-Chair of the African American Network for Dow, an internal organization that unites and creates a community for the company’s African American employees. Tate earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama and is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has held various Finance positions since joining Dow in 1992, including most recently as Finance Director of the Company’s Investor Relations group.
Tate was chosen for this honor from a pool of more than 500 candidates. Each candidate was selected based on criteria such as community influence and past achievements. The selection committee included Savoy’s editorial board, community leaders and representatives from the business and academic sectors.