Appointments Archive

May 11, 2022
General Mills hires next general counsel
Minneapolis-based General Mills has hired Karen Wilson Thissen as general counsel and corporate secretary, effective June 6. Thissen will join the company from Ameriprise Financial, where she most recently was general counsel and executive vice president. She succeeds Richard Allendorf, who will retire in August. Thissen joined Ameriprise Financial, which at the time was part of American Express, in 2004 to work on complex litigation matters. During her 17-ye...
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May 10, 2022
Nexstar hires new general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Nexstar Media Group has recruited Rachel Morgan to become executive vice president and general counsel, effective June 20. Morgan is joining Nexstar from AT&T, where she has worked for almost a decade. During her time with the telecoms company, she has held roles of increasing responsibility in its corporate legal department, most recently as vice president and associate general counsel for corporate and labor and employment litigation for AT&T...
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May 09, 2022
Target names in-house Covid-19 leader as general counsel
NYSE-listed Target Corporation has promoted Matt Zabel to become executive vice president and general counsel of the retail company. Zabel most recently was senior vice president of risk and employee & labor relations for the company. In that role, he led Target’s internal Covid-19 task force. He joined Target in 2010 as vice president of government affairs and has since led teams in enterprise risk management, reputation management, law, food safety an...
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May 03, 2022
Kontoor Brands picks next general counsel
NYSE-listed Kontoor Brands – a clothing company home to the Wrangler and Lee brands – has picked Tom Doerr as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective June 6. Doerr is joining Kontoor from The Manitowoc Company, where he has been executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary since November 2020 and senior vice president, general counsel and secretary since November 2017. Before that he was vice president, g...
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Apr 28, 2022
The Bancorp Bank hires new compliance chief
The Bancorp Bank, the wholly owned banking subsidiary of Nasdaq-listed The Bancorp, has hired Randall Baugh as its new managing director and chief compliance officer. Baugh most recently was the head of E*Trade bank compliance at Morgan Stanley. In that role he was responsible for leading day-to-day compliance activities in addition to bank integration activities following Morgan Stanley’s acquisition of E*Trade in late 2020. At the same time, he was head of Morga...
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Apr 25, 2022
Unisys recruits new general counsel
NYSE-listed Unisys Corporation has hired Claudius Sokenu as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective May 2. In his new role, Sokenu will head up Unisys’ global legal, corporate secretary and ethics & compliance functions and will report to chair and CEO Peter Altabef. Sokenu is joining Unisys from Cognizant where he has been senior vice president, global deputy general counsel and chief of staff to the general counsel. Before j...
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Apr 21, 2022 hires former regulator to head compliance in Americas
Cryptocurrency platform has hired former regulator Duncan DeVille as executive vice president for compliance in the Americas and global head of financial crimes compliance (FCC). In his role, DeVille is responsible for continuing to build’s compliance program across the Americas, including the maintenance of program documentation, managing regulatory examinations and executing its internal controls program. DeVille also oversees Crypto...
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Apr 20, 2022
Silicon Valley’s Cepton hires first general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Cepton has hired Paul Anawalt to fill the newly created position of general counsel. Anawalt was most recently senior counsel at Intel Corporation where, according to his LinkedIn profile, he spent almost eight years. His profile states that he previously had spells in senior in-house counsel positions with VMware, BigBand Networks and Magma Design Automation. His experience includes advising companies on strategy, technology transactions, intellectual...
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Apr 19, 2022
Hertz finds successor to retiring general counsel
Vehicle rental company Hertz has recruited Colleen Batcheler to become executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective May 20. In her new role, Batcheler will lead Hertz’s global governance function, which includes legal, compliance and government affairs. She will succeed Dave Galainena, who is retiring. He has held the role of executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for the past three years, and will continue with the co...
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Apr 13, 2022
ESG Integration Awards – 2022 nominations deadline reminder
Corporate Secretary and IR Magazine are seeking nominations for the inaugural ESG Integration Awards with the final deadline for submissions being midnight ET on April 15. Entries can be submitted – free of charge – by corporate secretaries, general counsel, compliance officers, sustainability teams and IR professionals at companies listed/domiciled in the US, or by vendors or service providers on behalf of their corporate clients. The winners of...
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