Appointments Monthly archive

Oct 31, 2018
CalSTRS hires new corporate governance head
CalSTRS has hired Kirsty Jenkinson as its next director of corporate governance, starting in January 2019. Jenkinson is joining CalSTRS from Wespath Benefits and Investments in Illinois, where she has led Wespath’s sustainable investment strategies team since 2014. She also directs Wespath’s ESG integration, corporate engagement, portfolio screening and proxy voting activities. She will succeed ...
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Oct 30, 2018
ServiceMaster recruits new general counsel
Memphis, Tennessee-based ServiceMaster Global Holdings has recruited Michael Bisignano as senior vice president and general counsel. Bisignano joined ServiceMaster on October 25, filling a post that had been held internally on an interim basis for some time, according to a spokesperson. He joined from CA Technologies, where he served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. In that role, he managed a global team that oversaw domestic and in...
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Oct 24, 2018
Insys Therapeutics hires new top attorney
Insys Therapeutics has hired Mark Nance as its new chief legal officer and general counsel. Nance succeeds Franc Del Fosse, who is moving to a new position at Insys Therapeutics as senior vice president of corporate affairs and will work closely with Nance to ensure a smooth transition, according to the company. Nance most recently served for five years as Mylan’s senior vice president and global general counsel. Before joining Mylan, he was general counsel...
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Oct 24, 2018
MetLife creates chief sustainability officer role
MetLife has appointed senior vice president, associate general counsel and COO for legal affairs Tim Ring to the newly created role of chief sustainability officer. He reports to executive vice president and head of corporate affairs Mike Zarcone. Ring served as MetLife’s corporate secretary from 2013 to 2017. In that role, he worked with institutional shareholders on a range of issues and with the board’s governance and corporate responsibility committee to hel...
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Oct 18, 2018
Bayer picks new top US lawyer
Bayer has appointed Scott Partridge as the company’s next US general counsel. Partridge, who took up his new position on October 1, succeeds former general counsel Jan Heinemann, who is moving to adidas. Partridge is former vice president of global strategy for Monsanto, which is now part of Bayer. He reports to president of Bayer US Philip Blake. Heinemann was general counsel, head of law, patents and compliance for North America, based in New York. He joi...
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Oct 17, 2018
Pittsburgh Penguins hire new general counsel
NHL team the Pittsburgh Penguins have recruited Kevin Acklin as senior vice president and general counsel. Acklin will take up his new position on November 1. He most recently worked as chief legal officer for Peoples Natural Gas Company. Before that he was chief of staff and chief development officer for Pittsburgh mayor William Peduto from 2013 to 2017. In addition to overseeing the Penguins’ legal affairs, Acklin will be responsible for development of th...
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Oct 12, 2018
Nominees announced for Corporate Governance Awards 2018
Corporate Secretary has announced the short-listed nominees for the 11th Corporate Governance Awards. The awards recognize outstanding achievements in the governance, risk and compliance fields. Corporate Secretary received submissions for companies and individuals across the industry revealing the innovative and impressive work being done by professionals against the backdrop of rapidly evolving governance expectations and standards. An independent panel of ...
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Oct 09, 2018
Xerox appoints next general counsel
Xerox has appointed Louie Pastor as executive vice president and general counsel, effective October 1. In his new role, Pastor reports to vice chair and CEO John Visentin, and will serve as a member of the company’s executive committee. He will oversee all of Xerox’s legal affairs, including legal aspects of the firm’s various strategic initiatives, as well as leading the company’s corporate security, government-related and public policy activities on domest...
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Oct 04, 2018
Tegna looks in-house for next top lawyer
Tegna is promoting Akin Harrison to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for the media company. In his new position, Harrison will lead Tegna’s legal department and serve as a member of the company’s leadership team following the retirement of Todd Mayman, executive vice president and chief legal and administrative officer. Mayman plans to retire early next year, according to the company. Harrison has served in roles of increasin...
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Oct 02, 2018
ICE picks successor to general counsel
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has named Andrew Surdykowski as the company’s next general counsel. Surdykowski will succeed Johnathan Short, who plans to retire after 14 years in the role, according to the exchange operator. Surdykowski is currently the NYSE parent company’s senior vice president and associate general counsel, having joined ICE’s legal team in 2005. Before joining ICE, Surdykowski was an attorney with McKenna Long & Aldridge (now D...
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