David A. Golden is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer, and Corporate Secretary for Eastman.
Golden has responsibility for Eastman's Legal, Sustainability, Corporate HSES, and Global Public Affairs and Policy Departments, which has personnel in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He also has overall responsibility for Eastman's Ethics & Corporate Compliance program. Immediately prior to this position, he was Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary with overall responsibility for Eastman’s Legal Department.
Golden is a native of Albany, Georgia. He holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and a J.D. degree, also from Brigham Young University, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif and serving on the management committee of the BYU Law Review. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2012.
Golden joined Eastman in 1995 as an attorney and has held positions of increasing responsibility, including serving as the company's Director of Internal Audit from 2005 to 2007 and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel in charge of the company’s Commercial and International Law groups from 2007 to 2010. Golden assumed his current role in January 2013. Prior to joining Eastman, he worked in the Atlanta office of the law firm of Hunton & Williams.
Golden serves as President of the Eastman Foundation and is deeply involved in community and civic affairs, leading Eastman’s global corporate and charitable partnership initiatives. He is a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association and the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. He serves on the Tennessee Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments as well as the Tennessee Trial Court Vacancy Commission and Ballad Health joint board task force. Golden also serves as Vice Chair of the inaugural Board of Trustees of East Tennessee State University, the advisory council for Western Governors University--Tennessee and the Niswonger Foundation Board.
Golden and his wife Jennifer reside in Kingsport, Tennessee, and they have six children.
David A. Golden