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The Executive Playbook with Elizabeth Freedman

Speaking with Jeff Tate, CFO, Leggett and Platt


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Jeff Tate is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Leggett & Platt, a diversified manufacturer, since September 2019. He joined the Company following 27 years of senior-level finance, operating, and general management experience with The Dow Chemical Company. Mr. Tate sits the on Audit Committee of Huntington Bank, where he has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2021. He is also a member of Financial Executives International, the Executive Leadership Council, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Mr. Tate was chosen as CFO of the Year by the National Association of Black Accountants in 2020. In 2020 and 2012, he was named to Savoy magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.

About the Executive Playbook series

Welcome to the Executive Playbook – a short video series where we explore the insights, strategies, and practical ideas of what it means to lead at the top of the house, seen through the eyes of one executive.

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