Appointments Archive

Feb 11, 2020
Flotek recruits general counsel and corporate secretary
Houston-based Flotek Industries has hired Nick Bigney as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. In his new role, Bigney leads the NYSE-listed company’s legal strategy, securities filings, corporate governance, compliance and risk assessment programs, dispute resolution and litigation and transactional matters. He is based in Houston and reports to Flotek CEO, president and chair John Gibson, who joined the company last month. The company h...
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Feb 10, 2020
Ex-Missouri AG to be next Centene general counsel
Former state official Chris Koster is being promoted to senior vice president, secretary and general counsel at healthcare company Centene Corporation, effective February 19. In his new role, Koster will oversee all legal functions for the company and report directly to Centene chair, president and CEO Michael Neidorff. Keith Williamson, the company’s former secretary and general counsel, has been appointed president of the Centene Charitable Foundation. Wi...
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Feb 06, 2020
Motiva Enterprises recruits new general counsel
Amy Marlyse Plato has joined Houston-based Motiva Enterprises as executive vice president and general counsel. In her new role, she also serves as corporate secretary and business compliance officer. Plato succeeds Chris Vice, who retired after ‘performing this role with distinction’ since 2011, according to the company. Motiva refines, distributes and markets petroleum products and owns North America’s largest refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. From Janua...
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Feb 04, 2020
MoneyGram appoints general counsel and secretary
Dallas-based MoneyGram International has appointed Robert Villaseñor as general counsel and corporate secretary. Villaseñor joined MoneyGram in July 2018 as associate general counsel and assistant secretary, a role in which he oversaw the corporate securities and M&A legal function for the company. He had served as interim general counsel and corporate secretary since October 2019, when Francis Henry left to join ...
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Jan 30, 2020
Con Edison appoints new general counsel
Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison) has recruited Deneen Donnley as the utility’s new senior vice president and general counsel, succeeding Elizabeth Moore, who retired at the end of December. Donnley joined Con Edison having spent the last nine years at USAA in San Antonio, Texas. USAA, a private holding company for a diversified group of financial services firms with members rather than shareholders, won Corporate Secretary’s ...
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Jan 28, 2020
Eli Lilly hires next general counsel
Anat Hakim will join Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Company on February 3 as senior vice president and general counsel. She is succeeding Michael Harrington, who is retiring at the end of this week. Hakim is moving to Lilly having spent more than three years at WellCare Health Plans, where she has been executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Before joining WellCare, she worked as divisional vice president and associate general counsel for intellec...
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Jan 22, 2020
Eaton recruits new general counsel
April Miller Boise has joined power management company Eaton as executive vice president and general counsel, effective January 6. Miller Boise was most recently senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary for Meritor. Previous roles include: general counsel, head of global M&A and corporate secretary at Avintiv; general counsel, corporate secretary and chief privacy officer at Veyance Technologies; and executive committee member and manag...
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Jan 21, 2020
Ventas appoints next general counsel
Carey Roberts is joining Chicago-based Ventas as executive vice president, general counsel and ethics & compliance officer during the first quarter of 2020. Roberts will move to Ventas from Assurant, where she has been executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Before that, she was deputy general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer at Marsh & McLennan Companies. Earlier in her career, Roberts was a par...
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Jan 15, 2020
New general counsel to join Arena Pharmaceuticals
Joan Schmidt will join Arena Pharmaceuticals as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary in March. Her arrival will take place as Steven Spector retires from the post after spending almost 20 years with the company. Spector will remain with Arena in his current role until early March and then serve as a consultant supporting continuing projects for the company to help with the transition. In her new role, Schmidt will report to president and CE...
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Jan 14, 2020
Flowers Foods appoints top attorney successor
Thomasville, Georgia-based Flowers Foods has promoted Stephanie Tillman to the position of chief legal counsel, effective January 1. In her new role, Tillman is responsible for the company’s legal, corporate governance, compliance and governmental affairs. She reports to president and CEO Ryals McMullian. Her promotion follows the retirement of Stephen Avera. The transition was in accordance with the company’s management succession plan. Tillman joined NY...
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