Appointments Archive

Jun 09, 2021
Boston Scientific appoints new general counsel
Boston Scientific has promoted Vance Brown to become senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary as a member of the company’s executive committee. He succeeds Desiree Ralls-Morrison, who became general counsel and corporate secretary at McDonald’s Corporation in April. She had been general counsel and corporate secretary at...
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Jun 08, 2021
Elanco hires new general counsel
NYSE-listed Elanco Animal Health has recruited Marcela Kirberger as general counsel and corporate secretary. Kirberger will join Elanco’s executive committee at the company’s Greenfield, Indiana headquarters on June 22. She is moving to Elanco from Roche Diagnostics where she has been general counsel and corporate secretary in the company’s North American headquarters overseeing legal matters regarding compliance, litigation, legal regulatory risk, privacy, op...
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Jun 07, 2021
Boeing general counsel to join Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard has announced in an SEC filing that Grant Dixton will be joining the company as its chief legal officer (CLO) from The Boeing Company, where he is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary and a member of the executive council. Dixton will succeed Chris Walther, who is retiring as Activision Blizzard’s CLO on June 14. ...
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Jun 03, 2021
WWE names general counsel
NYSE-listed wrestling media company WWE has hired Samira Shah as general counsel and corporate secretary. In her new role, Shah’s areas of responsibility include corporate governance, compliance, litigation, intellectual property, government relations, risk management and talent contracts. She was most recently general counsel and corporate secretary at Moda Operandi, advising the company and board on all legal matters. Before working at Moda Operandi, she ...
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Jun 02, 2021
Athira hires general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Athira Pharma has appointed Mark Worthington as the company’s general counsel, effective June 1. Worthington joins Athira having been a partner with Summit Law Group for 24 years. According to his law firm biography, Worthington has focused his practice on corporate and securities law, advising start-ups, emerging growth companies and public companies. During his time with Summit Law Group he has worked on M&A and other corporate transacti...
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May 26, 2021
KeyCorp recruits new general counsel
NYSE-listed KeyCorp has hired James Waters as general counsel and corporate secretary, effective July 6. Waters joins Cleveland, Ohio-based KeyCorp from his role as general counsel and corporate secretary at Frost Bank and Cullen/Frost Bankers. In that role he has worked on corporate governance and law, director compensation and board relations, strategic business initiatives, leading crisis response teams, proxy statements and risk management, among other things....
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May 24, 2021
Hershey names general counsel
The Hershey Company has promoted James Turoff to become senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. In his new role Turoff heads up the company's global legal, compliance and ethics, government relations, corporate security and corporate secretary teams. He reports to chair and CEO Michele Buck. Turoff had been serving as acting general counsel since Damien Atkins, who had been senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, ...
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May 18, 2021
Marsh McLennan names new general counsel to key business
NYSE-listed Marsh McLennan has appointed Katherine Brennan as general counsel of Marsh, effective June 1. The company operates through four main businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman. Marsh focuses on data-based risk advisory services and insurance for commercial and consumer clients. Brennan will report to John Doyle, president and CEO of Marsh, and Peter Beshar, executive vice president and general counsel of Marsh McLennan. In her new r...
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May 18, 2021
TriMas names new general counsel
Nasdaq-listed TriMas has appointed Jodi Robin as its general counsel. She reports directly to company president and CEO Thomas Amato. Robin joined TriMas in 2010 as associate general counsel and was appointed deputy general counsel in 2014. During her time with the company, she has worked on a number of commercial transactions, including numerous acquisitions, and has managed its global real estate portfolio and litigation docket. Before joining TriMas, Robin...
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May 17, 2021
GM expands general counsel’s role
General Motors (GM) is expanding the role of Craig Glidden, currently executive vice president and general counsel with the company, to take on responsibility for global public policy. He will become executive vice president for global public policy and general counsel, effective June 1. Glidden joined GM in 2015 as general counsel and, according to the company, he ‘has led a transformation of GM’s global legal operations to support the company’s vision of a f...
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