Christopher M. Connor is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Sherwin-Williams Company, a global manufacturer of paint, architectural coatings, industrial finishes and associated supplies. Mr. Connor held a number of executive positions at Sherwin-Williams since 1983. He became Chief Executive Officer in 1999, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2000, and Executive Chairman in 2016. He serves on the boards of International Paper, Yum Brands, University Hospitals Health System, Playhouse Square Foundation and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Director since 2006 and Lead Director.
Born in Pensacola, Florida, he was raised in the Akron area. He is the son of Michael and Patti Connor of Akron. A graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School, he graduated from The Ohio State University in 1978. Connor and his wife, Sara, have three children.