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Alcoa Board Elects Three to Senior Positions PITTSBURGH--May 17, 1997--
Alcoa announces that Earnest J. Edwards, 58, Russell C. Wisor, 47, and
Denis A. Demblowski, 46, were elected by the Alcoa Board of Directors to
senior management positions. Edwards was elected senior vice president
and controller. His prior position was vice president and controller.
Wisor was elected vice president - government affairs; he had been
director of government affairs. Demblowski assumes the post of corporate
secretary and continues as senior counsel.
Edwards joined Alcoa as a controllership trainee in 1965. He held
several product and cost accounting positions before becoming controller
for Alcoa in 1982. He was elected a vice president in 1984. He serves on
the Board of Directors for LaRoche College and the Alcoa Foundation and
is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, the National
Association of Black Accountants and the Financial Executives Institute
(FEI) National Committee on Corporate Reporting. Edwards received a
bachelor's degree in accounting from Virginia State College and an MBA
from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
Wisor joined Alcoa in 1977 as a federal representative. He was manager
and subsequently director - government affairs in 1985 and 1990. He
continues to be the primary liaison to the federal government on
questions of proposed government action directly concerning the company.
He is chairman of the Aluminum Association's Government and International Affairs Committee and is
a member of the Association's Board of Directors. Wisor is a graduate of
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, earning a bachelor's degree in
political science in 1971.
Demblowski joined Alcoa in 1978 as an attorney. He was elected assistant
secretary in 1989, and from 1991 to 1995 served as a managing general
attorney for the corporation. He serves on the Board of Directors of the
Western Pennsylvania chapter of the American Corporate Counsel
Association and is a member of the American Association of Corporate
Secretaries. He received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Duquesne
University in 1972, and in 1978 earned his juris doctor degree in law
from the University of Pittsburgh. He succeeds Barbara Jeremiah, the
company's assistant general counsel, as corporate secretary.