Appointments Monthly archive

Nov 25, 2020
Penn National Gaming finds successor to general counsel
Harper Ko is set to join Nasdaq-listed Penn National Gaming, effective January 1, 2021, as executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary. Ko is moving to Penn National from Everi Holdings, where she has been executive vice president, chief legal officer, general counsel and secretary since 2017. Her arrival will follow the retirement on December 31 of company veteran Carl Sottosanti, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Sotto...
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Nov 23, 2020
Panasonic Avionics recruits general counsel
Panasonic Avionics Corporation has hired Abby Bried as vice president and general counsel. In her new role, Bried advises on laws, regulations, public policy, ethics and risk affecting the company. She is also a member of Panasonic Avionics’ senior leadership team in developing and leading its corporate legal strategy. Kimberly Chainey was vice presid...
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Nov 19, 2020
PepsiCo and Nuance Communications win top honors at Corporate Governance Awards
PepsiCo and Nuance Communications yesterday were given two of the most prestigious honors at the 13th annual Corporate Governance Awards. PepsiCo was awarded the governance team of the year (large cap) title, and Nuance Communications was named best governance team of the year (small to mid-cap). PepsiCo also won the prize for best ESG reporting. The top individual awards went to American International Group’s (AIG) Rose Marie Glazer, who w...
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Nov 18, 2020
West picks successor to retiring general counsel
Exton, Pennsylvania-based West Pharmaceutical Services has recruited Kimberly Banks MacKay as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective December 8, 2020. MacKay will join West from The Segal Group, a privately held firm focused on employee benefits and investment consulting, where she has been senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Before working at Segal, she spent more than 15 years at Novartis in rol...
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Nov 16, 2020
Attorney returns to Toys‘R’Us parent as general counsel
Tru Kids Brands, the parent of Toys‘R’Us and Babies‘R’Us created in January 2019, has hired Anand Shah as general counsel. Shah most recently worked as assistant general counsel for North America at chocolate company Ferrero, where he advised the business on issues such as acquisitions, e-commerce, retail operations, manufacturing, supply chain, financings and litigation.  Before that he was corporate counsel at Toys‘R’Us...
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Nov 13, 2020
HanesBrands general counsel to retire
Joia Johnson, chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary of Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based HanesBrands, plans to retire, effective May 2021. HanesBrands is conducting an internal and external search for her replacement, according to the company. Johnson joined NYSE-listed HanesBrands as chief legal officer, general counsel and corporate secretary in 2007. She took up her present role in 2016, and has responsibility for legal, C...
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Nov 10, 2020
Poly hires CLO and CCO
Santa Cruz, California-based Poly has appointed Lisa Bodensteiner as executive vice president, chief legal and compliance officer and corporate secretary, joining the senior executive leadership team of CEO and president Dave Shull. Bodensteiner was most recently principal of MDAC. Before her time with the family-owned real estate company she was executive vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer of SunPower Corporation. She previously...
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Nov 09, 2020
PJT Partners picks next general counsel
NYSE-listed PJT Partners has picked David Travin for promotion to become its next general counsel, effective January 1, 2021. He has been deputy general counsel for PJT Partners since joining the company in December 2016. Travin succeeds James Cuminale, who joined the company as general counsel in 2015. Cuminale will retire from his present role and remain at the company, initially to help with the transition and then to offer legal advice on transactions. Be...
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Nov 04, 2020
Hormel Foods names CCO
Hormel Foods Corporation has appointed Pierre Lilly as senior vice president and chief compliance officer (CCO) for the company’s global operations. In his new role as CCO, Lilly oversees compliance, risk and ethics within the company and ensures laws, regulatory requirements, policies and procedures are adhered to. He reports to chair, president and CEO Jim Snee. Lilly joined Hormel Foods in 2016 as director of internal audit, having worked for more than 2...
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Nov 02, 2020
Whirlpool appoints next general counsel
Kirsten Hewitt, senior vice president, chief legal officer (CLO) and executive committee member with NYSE-listed Whirlpool Corporation, plans to retire having spent almost 25 years with the company. Whirlpool has recruited Ava Harter as her successor. Harter will join the kitchen and laundry appliance company as senior vice president and CLO, effective December 1. She will be a member of the executive committee and report to chair and CEO Marc Bitzer. Harter ...
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