Appointments Archive

Aug 20, 2019
Travelers creates sustainability chief role
The Travelers Companies has appointed Yafit Cohn to the newly created post of chief sustainability officer. She now leads Travelers’ ESG efforts and sits on the company’s ESG and disclosure committees. In her new role, Cohn reports to Christine Kalla, executive vice president, general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer. Cohn joined Travelers in September 2017 as associate group general counsel. She was previously counsel and a member of the p...
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Aug 20, 2019
STORE Capital hires general counsel and secretary
NYSE-listed STORE Capital Corporation has recruited Chad Freed to become executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective yesterday. Freed previously worked at Universal Technical Institute, which offers transportation technician training, as general counsel, executive vice president for corporate development and secretary. Earlier in his career he worked at law firm Bryan Cave, where he advised companies on capital markets and M&A matters....
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Aug 15, 2019
Carnival appoints compliance and ethics leader
Travel company Carnival Corporation has appointed former federal prosecutor Peter Anderson to the newly created position of chief ethics and compliance officer. Anderson will be responsible for directing strategy and a culture of compliance and integrity to ensure adherence to legal and statutory requirements and the highest ethical principles, according to the company. He will also lead the initiative to develop new compliance training programs for the Carnival’s...
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Aug 13, 2019
HDI hires new general counsel and corporate secretary
HDI Global Insurance Company (HDI) has hired Patricia Ryan as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective August 8. Ryan was previously a partner at law firm Johnson & Bell, where her practice focused on insurance regulatory, transactional and risk-management issues, according to her LinkedIn profile. Before that, she was executive vice president and general counsel of American Overseas Group, a Bermuda-based insurance holding compa...
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Aug 13, 2019
Babcock & Wilcox recruits next general counsel in-house
NYSE-listed Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (B&W) has promoted Robert McKinney to the position of senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective August 5. McKinney joined the energy and environmental technology company in 2015 and has until this month worked as vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant corporate secretary. He has succeeded André Hall, who has been the company’s general counsel since July 2015. Althoug...
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Aug 07, 2019
Eightfold.ai hires first general counsel
Mountain View, California-based artificial intelligence (AI) company Eightfold.ai has appointed its first general counsel. Dr Roy Wang joined the firm from Marvell Technology Group, where he was associate general counsel leading a team of legal professionals that advised clients on intellectual property rights, litigation risk clearance, standards activities, open source software, product security, licensing and M&A. Before that, he was a partner at Kirkl...
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Aug 06, 2019
Visa recruits new risk chief
Visa has hired its next chief risk officer (CRO), Paul Fabara, who will join the financial services firm on September 3. He will report to Visa chair and CEO Al Kelly. Fabara will succeed Ellen Richey, Visa’s former vice chair and CRO, who recently retired after more than 11 years with the company. Fabara will be joining Visa from American Express, where he has spent eight years. His most recent role has been president of American Express’s global service...
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Jul 31, 2019
Asana hires first general counsel
San Francisco-based Asana has hired Eleanor Lacey as its head of legal and general counsel. She is the first person to hold the role at the company, according to a spokesperson. Lacey previously served as chief legal officer for global cyber-security software company Sophos. Prior to that, she led legal teams for companies including SurveyMonkey, Corel Corporation and Niku Corporation. In her new role, Lacey leads Asana’s legal department in tackling issues...
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Jul 30, 2019
Zurich North America appoints new CLO from in-house
Zurich North America has promoted Laura Lazarczyk to become its new permanent chief legal officer (CLO), general counsel and corporate secretary. She reports directly to group general counsel Yannick Hausmann. Lazarczyk succeeds Dennis Kerrigan, who left the company earlier in 2019. She previously served as associate general counsel and has been acting North America CLO since Kerrigan’s departure. Lazarczyk has been an assistant and an associate general cou...
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