Jack D. Bergen

Jack D. Bergen
Vice President, Corporate Projects, Alcoa

Jack D. Bergen is a member of Alcoa’s Executive Council, the senior leadership group that sets strategy for the world’s largest integrated aluminum company. He is responsible for human resources of the Company. Prior to this Jack was responsible for global external and internal communications, government affairs and e-business for the Company. In addition, he provided oversight to Alcoa Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in the United States.

Before joining Alcoa, Jack had been Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Marketing, for Siemens Corporation. Jack has held senior communications positions for CBS, Westinghouse and General Electric. He was also CEO of GCI Group, an international public relations and government affairs firm with operations in 24 countries.

A Vietnam veteran who also led military units in Europe and Korea, Jack was an Army Ranger and paratrooper. He served as a strategic planner in the Pentagon and as chief speechwriter to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger during the Reagan Administration.

Jack graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. in Engineering and received a Master's Degree in English from Indiana University. He taught English, philosophy, and ethics at West Point. He is the author of "A Test for Technology," a book on electronic warfare and technology in the Vietnam War.