Appointments Archive

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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Feb 13, 2020
CooperCompanies appoints successor to general counsel
Mark Drury has been promoted to the role of vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at San Ramon, California-based CooperCompanies, effective February 15. Drury joined the NYSE-listed firm in January 2011 and is currently the company’s deputy general counsel with responsibility for CooperVision’s global legal function and certain corporate matters. As general counsel he will report to president and CEO Albert White. Drury was an attorney with Lat...
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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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