Christopher Connor

Christopher Connor

Christopher Connor

Elected in 2002

Retired Chairman and CEO
Sherwin-Williams
Chairman of the Board of University Hospitals, 2003-2007

Bio

Christopher M. Connor, served as Executive Chairman of The Sherwin-Williams Company, a global manufacturer of paint, architectural coatings, industrial finishes and associated supplies, until 2016. Mr. Connor held a number of executive positions at Sherwin-Williams beginning in 1983. He served as Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2015, Chairman from 2000 to 2015, and served as Executive Chairman during 2016.

Chris serves on the board of directors of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Playhouse Square Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He also serves on the boards of directors of Eaton Corporation PLC, International Paper, and Yum! Brands, Inc., and previously served on the board of National City Corporation, Diebold, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (also serving as chair), The Greater Cleveland Partnership (also serving as chair), the National Association of Manufacturers, Keep America Beautiful, and the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

Chris is a graduate of The Ohio State University.