Maria Dunn - Collins College of Business

Maria Dunn

Maria is the chief governance officer for public policy issues, sustainability strategy and environmental-social-governance (ESG) engagement.

Maria leads the company’s disclosures and outreach on ESG. She has a passion for finding and connecting people and resources to mitigate business and social risks with her expertise in managing technical and legal matters. Through her collaboration, Maria has negotiated the Phillips 66 human rights position, analyzed and managed corporate risk and established international data privacy governance.

She co-chaired the permitting section of Dynamic Delivery, a National Petroleum Council study on major energy infrastructure projects needed in 2040.

While a lawyer for ConocoPhillips and Phillips Petroleum Company, she managed matters ranging from M&A, commercial, midstream and marketing operations, to litigation, procurement and information technology. Maria practiced civil and criminal law in Illinois following a federal
clerkship.

A graduate of University of Illinois law school and Boston College, Maria’s home is Houston, Texas, with her husband. She has two children and in her free time can be found in a yoga class, tending her native landscape garden, or reading a good book.