Appointments Archive

Mar 26, 2020
Avis Budget general counsel to exit company
Michael Tucker, executive vice president and long-time general counsel for Avis Budget Group, is leaving the company at the end of this week. ‘The company thanks Mr Tucker for his contributions during his tenure, which began in April 2010, and wishes him well in his future endeavors,’ says Parsippany, New Jersey-based Avis Budget Group in a recent regulatory filing...
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Mar 19, 2020
Wells Fargo finds next top attorney
Wells Fargo & Company has hired Ellen Patterson to join the San Francisco-based bank as its senior executive vice president and general counsel, effective March 23. She will report to CEO Charlie Scharf and sit on the lender’s operating committee. Patterson is joining Wells Fargo having spent more than seven years at TD Bank Group, where she was most recently group head and general counsel responsible for leading the bank’s global legal, compliance, anti-mon...
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Mar 18, 2020
Regions Financial secures general counsel succession
NYSE-listed Regions Financial Corporation has hired Tara Plimpton as senior executive vice president and general counsel, succeeding Boots Gale. Gale is taking on a senior advisory role until his retirement later this year, according to the company. Before joining Regions in 2011, he was a founding partner of Maynard Cooper & Gale in Birmingham, Alabama. Plimpton now reports directly to Regions president and CEO John Turner. Among other things, she leads ...
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Mar 11, 2020
Regency Centers finds successor general counsel
Jacksonville, Florida-based real estate investment trust Regency Centers Corporation has recruited Michael Herman as its next general counsel. He will join the company on April 6 as senior vice president and general counsel, then succeed Barbara Johnston on May 1 when she retires. Herman is moving to Regency from Rayonier Advanced Materials, where he has been general counsel since 2003, adding the role of corporate secretary in 2014. From 1997 to 2003, he was...
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Mar 10, 2020
Anika Therapeutics hires first general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Anika Therapeutics has hired David Colleran to fill the newly created position of executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at the company. Before joining Bedford, Massachusetts-based Anika, Colleran worked as senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer at medical device and drug delivery firm Insulet Corporation. Before that, he was vice president and general counsel at Covidi...
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Mar 02, 2020
Carrols appoints new general counsel
Syracuse, New York-based Carrols Restaurant Group has appointed Markus Hartmann as vice president and general counsel, effective February 18. He succeeds Bill Myers, who will serve in a transitionary role for an unspecified period of time. Myers is retiring, according to a spokesperson. Hartmann was most recently vice president for technical compliance at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America. During his time with the company, he was in charge of cr...
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Feb 26, 2020
Six Flags hires new general counsel
Theme park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has hired Laura Doerre as executive vice president and general counsel, effective March 9. According to an SEC filing, Doerre is joining the Grand Prairie, Texas-based company from door and window manufacturer JELD-WEN, where she has been executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance offi...
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Feb 25, 2020
Barnes Group names general counsel successor
Bristol, Connecticut-based Barnes Group is promoting James Pelletier to become senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective April 1. In his new role, Pelletier will be the chief legal adviser to the company’s senior leadership team, chair and board of directors. He will also oversee and supervise all legal matters affecting the company, including general corporate matters, M&A, corporate governance and SEC compliance. Pelletier joined...
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Feb 19, 2020
Koppers appoints successor to general counsel
Stephanie Apostolou has been elected general counsel and secretary of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Koppers and Koppers Holdings, effective March 1. Apostolou is at present deputy general counsel and assistant secretary with the NYSE-listed company, which is a global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. Her promotion follows the announcement that Steven Lacy, chief administrative officer, general counsel and secre...
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Feb 18, 2020
KCS expands general counsel’s role
NYSE-listed Kansas City Southern (KCS) has promoted Adam Godderz from general counsel and corporate secretary to senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, effective February 1. In this expanded role, Godderz is charged with oversight of the company’s legal departments in both the US and Mexico. He reports directly to KCS president and CEO Patrick Ottensmeyer. Godderz had been general counsel and corporate secretary since January 20...
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