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John D. Gass


John D. Gass is a vice president of Chevron Corporation and president of Chevron Gas and Midstream, responsible for the company's global natural gas business. He also oversees Chevron's shipping, pipeline and power operations.

Gass graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Engineering magna cum laude with a degree in civil engineering in 1974. In 1980, he earned a master's degree in civil engineering from Tulane University. After graduating from Vanderbilt, Gass joined Chevron in New Orleans designing offshore platforms for use in the Gulf of Mexico. During his 37 years with Chevron, Gass has held a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, operations and management. He has lived and worked in the United States, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Australia and Angola. In 2003, he was named to his current position and moved to Chevron's headquarters in San Ramon, Calif.

Gass grew up in Miami, Fla., where he met his high school sweetheart and future wife, Jane Ann. His family also has deep roots in Nashville. His parents, Dr. J. Donald M. Gass (BA'50, MD'57) and Margy Ann Loser Gass, both were raised there. His father was a world-renowned ophthalmologist and received the Distinguished Alumnus award from the School of Medicine in 2004. He served as professor of opthalmology, emeritus, at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute before his passing in 2005.

Gass is a member of the American Society of Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He remains actively involved with Vanderbilt and serves on the Committee of Visitors for the School of Engineering and the Vanderbilt Eye Institute Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Fred J. Lewis Society and the Canby Robinson Society.

Gass and his wife, Jane Ann, live in Danville, Calif. They have two daughters: Elizabeth Gass Seigler, who lives in London with her husband, Morgan, and Johanna Gass of San Ramon, Calif.