Appointments Monthly archive

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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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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