Mr. Tate is executive vice president and chief financial officer of diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt, a position he has held since September 2019. He previously served as vice president and business finance director for the packaging and specialty plastics segment of The Dow Chemical Company. Mr. Tate began his career with Dow in 1992 and held a variety of accounting and controller roles along with several finance leadership assignments in Dow Automotive, Investor Relations, Performance Materials and Performance Plastics.
Mr. Tate is a Certified Public Accountant and serves on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group and the Corporate Advisory Boards of both Consortium and NABA. He also serves on the board of directors of the Midland Community Center Operating Board. He is a member of the Financial Executives International (FEI); the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA); National Black MBA Association; and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Mr. Tate was a member of the board of directors of Chemical Financial Corporation from 2017 to 2019, and was a member of the board of directors of TCF Financial Corporation from 2019 to 2021.
Mr. Tate has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama. In addition, he completed the Dartmouth College Strategic Finance Leadership Executive Education Program and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education Program.