Traci L. Forrester

Executive Vice President, Environmental & Sustainability, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Traci L. Forrester is Executive Vice President, Environmental & Sustainability of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. She is responsible for the environmental compliance and regulatory affairs as well as the sustainability functions at Cleveland-Cliffs.

Previously, Ms. Forrester was Executive Vice President, Business Development whereby she was responsible for developing emerging business opportunities supporting Cleveland-Cliffs’ U.S. domestic market.  

Ms. Forrester began her career at Cleveland-Cliffs in 2004 within the company’s legal department. She was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Secretary from 2018 to 2019. She was responsible for the company’s compliance with securities laws and financial reporting, execution of strategic transactions and corporate governance matters, including working with the Board of Directors and its Committees. She also coordinated legal services and counsel for the company. Since joining Cliffs as Corporate Attorney, Ms. Forrester has served in various senior management positions within the Company’s legal department.  She was promoted to Group Counsel – Asia Pacific Operations in 2011 and oversaw and directed legal services for that business unit in Australia. She also held the role of  Assistant General Counsel – Corporate Affairs & International Operations. Before her tenure with Cliffs, Ms. Forrester held an in-house legal counsel position at ABB Inc., a multinational industrial process automation company, as a senior attorney.  

Ms. Forrester earned her J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University, and her B.A. Philosophy from Miami University. She is a board member of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology, Cleveland Play House and Friends of Breakthrough Schools.