Gary R. Heminger, president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, received the 2016 De La Salle medal at Manhattan College’s annual De La Salle dinner on Jan. 21 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
Heminger joined Marathon Petroleum Corporation in 1975. He has served the company for four decades in a variety of groups and functions, including auditing, marketing and commercial roles. Heminger held several executive positions in Marathon’s refining business, and was appointed president of Marathon Petroleum Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation, in 2001. In addition, he was executive vice president of Marathon Oil’s downstream organization, and served as a member of Marathon Oil’s executive committee. He began his current position on July 1, 2011.
Heminger is also chairman of the board and chief executive officer of MPLX GP LLC. He is past-chairman of the board of trustees of Tiffin University, and a member of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He also serves on the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute, Fifth Third Bancorp, and JobsOhio.
Heminger earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Tiffin University in 1976 while working for Marathon Oil Company. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dayton in 1982 and is a graduate of the Wharton School Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Since 1977, the College’s board of trustees has annually conferred the De La Salle medal upon executives who exemplify principles of excellence and corporate leadership. Past honorees include Rudolph Giuliani ’65, former mayor of New York City; Anne Mulcahy, chair of Xerox Corporation; Eugene McGrath ’63, former chair and chief executive officer of Con Edison; and Milo Riverso ’81, chief executive officer and president of STV Group, Inc.
As Manhattan College’s top fundraising event, proceeds from the De La Salle dinner are applied to a variety of needs on campus, including student scholarships and financial aid, making Manhattan College accessible for more students.