Patrick J. Moore is chairman and chief executive officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation. He has held the company's top executive post since January 2002.
Smurfit-Stone was formed in November 1998 by the merger of Jefferson Smurfit Corporation and Stone Container. Moore joined the former Jefferson Smurfit Corporation in 1987 as assistant treasurer. He held positions of increasing responsibility, including treasurer, vice president and general manager of the company's industrial packaging division, and chief financial officer before being named Smurfit-Stone president and CEO in January 2002. He was elected chairman of the board in May 2003.
Prior to joining the company, Moore served 12 years at Continental Bank in Chicago in various corporate lending, international banking, and administrative positions.
Moore is the lead independent director on the Archer Daniels Midland board, and also serves on the boards of American Forest & Paper Association, JP Morgan’s National Advisory Board, International Corrugated Case Association, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Metropolitan YMCA of St. Louis, Boys Hope/Girls Hope, and Big Shoulders (Chicago). He serves on the Washington University John M. Olin School of Business National Council and participates in numerous associations including Civic Progress (St. Louis) and The Commercial Club of Chicago.
He earned a BS degree in business administration from DePaul University, with a concentration in finance. He lives in St. Louis with his wife Beth and three children.