J. MICHAEL WILDER
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Mr. Wilder is vice president, general counsel and secretary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. He is also vice president, general counsel and secretary of MPLX GP LLC. He currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. He has served as secretary-treasurer and president of The Findlay/Hancock County Bar Association, as chairman of the Owens Community College Foundation Board of Directors and as chairman of the Kentucky Council on Child Abuse Board of Directors.
Mr. Wilder joined Ashland Petroleum Company, a division of Ashland Inc., as a staff attorney in 1978 and was promoted to senior attorney in 1984. In 1986 he transferred to Ashland’s Valvoline Oil Company, where he served as senior attorney. In 1988 he was named vice president and general counsel for Ashland’s SuperAmerica convenience store group. In addition to law, his responsibilities with SuperAmerica at various times included real estate, design and construction, environmental, health and safety and marketing functions. He served as regional vice president for SuperAmerica's Northwest Region in 1995, and in 1996 was appointed to lead a reengineering effort for SuperAmerica's store operations.
In connection with the formation of Marathon Ashland Petroleum*, Mr. Wilder was named general counsel and secretary in 1998. In 2009 he was appointed as deputy general counsel of Marathon Oil Company, and was named to his current position in 2011.
Mr. Wilder received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Kentucky in 1975 and a juris doctor degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1978. Mr. Wilder attended Ashland’s Executive Development Program at Indiana University in 1990, the Program for Management Development at Harvard University in 1995 and participated in Leadership Kentucky in 1997.
* Name changed to Marathon Petroleum Company LLC, Sept. 1, 2005, and Marathon Petroleum Company LP, Oct. 4, 2010