Appointments Archive

Aug 24, 2020
Turning Point Brands names general counsel successor
NYSE-listed Turning Point Brands has picked Brittani Cushman to be its next general counsel. James Dobbins, who is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary with the company, will retire on October 31 after more than two decades leading Turning Point Brands’ legal and governance functions. Cushman is currently senior vice president of external affairs in the company’s legal department. She becomes deputy general counsel immediately, working wit...
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Aug 19, 2020
BankUnited recruits new general counsel
BankUnited has hired Kevin Malcolm as senior executive vice president and general counsel, effective September 14. In his new role Malcolm will be responsible for overseeing the NYSE-listed company’s legal and compliance functions. He will succeed Michael Alford, who is leaving the financial services industry to pursue his ordination as a priest in the Episcopal Church, according to BankUnited. Malcolm will join Miami Lakes, Florida-based BankUnited from Ve...
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Aug 18, 2020
TopBuild appoints new general counsel
Daytona Beach, Florida-based TopBuild Corp has hired Luis Machado as general counsel and corporate secretary. Before joining TopBuild, Machado was vice president, general counsel and secretary at CTS Corporation, which designs and manufactures sensors, actuators and electronic components. He has also held senior corporate legal positions at L Brands, the Wrigley Company and Diversey. Machado started his legal career at law firm Altheimer & Gray in Chicago. ...
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Aug 12, 2020
Rite Aid appoints general counsel
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid has appointed Paul Gilbert as general counsel and corporate secretary. Gilbert joined the NYSE-listed company in an interim position on May 21 to help with its virtual AGM and other governance matters. Rite Aid, like hundreds of other US companies, switched from holding its AGM in person this year due to health and safety considerations arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Gilbert has also offered guidance on various busi...
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Aug 12, 2020
Cass recruits first general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Cass Information Systems has recruited Matt Schuckman to the newly created position of general counsel. He will also serve as corporate secretary. Schuckman joins Cass after a 20-year career as a commercial and transactional attorney with Armstrong Teasdale. During his time as a partner in the law firm’s commercial services group, Schuckman advised clients – including Cass – on corporate governance issues, M&A, complex contract and business l...
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Aug 03, 2020
Meritor recruits CLO
NYSE-listed Meritor has hired Hannah Lim-Johnson as senior vice president, chief legal officer (CLO) and corporate secretary, effective August 3. Lim-Johnson will be responsible for the company’s legal affairs in areas such as corporate governance, acquisitions and divestitures, litigation, business standards compliance, regulatory compliance and intellectual property. She was previously a senior vice president and CLO at Kelly Services. In that role she ha...
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Jul 30, 2020
Prudential’s general counsel to retire
Tim Harris, executive vice president and general counsel at Prudential Financial, has decided to retire after more than three decades at the company. Ann Kappler, senior vice president, deputy general counsel and head of external affairs, will take on the role of executive vice president and general counsel from September 1. She will report to Prudential chair and CEO Charles Lowrey and will join the company’s executive leadership team. Harris will stay on at Prud...
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Jul 29, 2020
Weatherford appoints general counsel and CCO
Weatherford International has recruited Scott Weatherholt as executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer (CCO). Weatherholt was previously senior vice president and general counsel at Arena Energy and its affiliates, a role in which he had a focus on offshore Gulf of Mexico shelf exploration and production activities. Before that, he was an executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Midstates Petroleum, where his ...
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Jul 28, 2020
Judges look ahead to Corporate Governance Awards entries
Douglas Chia, president of Soundboard Governance and fellow at the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance What governance developments do you expect to be most prominent among the 2020 entries? The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the landscape for the entire world, including corporate governance. This should have a huge impact on the 2020 entries in terms of how companies and their boards are facing the unprecedented ch...
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Jul 28, 2020
Coca-Cola hires Ford’s general counsel
Ford Motor Company veteran Bradley Gayton will join The Coca-Cola Company on September 1 as senior vice president and general counsel. Gayton is moving to Coca-Cola having spent almost 30 years at Ford, where he was most recently group vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel. He has been a member of the senior management team and was responsible for sustainability, environment and safety engineering, corporate services, global shared service...
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