Appointments Monthly archive

Aug 24, 2021
Neptune Wellness hires general counsel
Laval, Quebec-based Neptune Wellness Solutions has appointed John Wirt as general counsel. Wirt was most recently president and general counsel with Epic Sports & Entertainment, a boxing promotions company. Before that he was CEO and general counsel for Square Ring, a global sports promotion company. He started his legal career as an associate at Jenner & Block and later as an associate at Sidley & Austin. Wirt has served on the board of directors...
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Aug 17, 2021
CITGO names new permanent general counsel
CITGO Petroleum Corporation has appointed Mark Holstein as its new general counsel, a role in which he oversees all aspects of the company's legal strategy and material litigation. Holstein reports directly to Jack Lynch, vice president of legal and government affairs. Holstein had been CITGO’s interim general counsel since December 2020. Before joining CITGO, he managed the insurance defense practice for Travelers Insurance and before that spent nearly three deca...
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Aug 16, 2021
Cintas creates new ESG and compliance role
Cincinnati-based Cintas Corporation has promoted Christy Nageleisen to the newly created position of vice president of ESG and chief compliance officer. She was previously deputy general counsel for litigation with the company. In the new position, Nageleisen will oversee the company’s ESG efforts, including the development of a new enterprise-wide strategy and ESG-monitoring, reporting and compliance. She will also head up the company’s product and service comp...
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Aug 12, 2021
HF Foods Group appoints general counsel
Nasdaq-listed HF Foods Group has hired Christine Chang as general counsel and chief compliance officer, effective September 8. She will report jointly to HF Foods CEO Peter Zhang and board chair Russell Libby. Chang most recently worked at Boyd Gaming, which she joined in 2020 and where she is vice president for legal affairs, labor relations and litigation. Before that, she worked at Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas, where she held several positions of increasing...
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Aug 10, 2021
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals hires CLO
Boston-based Ironwood Pharmaceuticals has appointed John Minardo as senior vice president and chief legal officer overseeing the healthcare company’s corporate legal, compliance and intellectual property (IP) teams. He reports to Ironwood CEO Thomas McCourt. Minardo was most recently vice president, general counsel and member of the executive leadership team with influenza vaccine company Seqirus. Before joining Seqirus in 2015, he was vice president, general coun...
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Aug 05, 2021
VSE Corporation hires legal chief
Alexandria, Virginia-based VSE Corporation has hired Farinaz Tehrani as senior vice president, chief legal officer (CLO) and corporate secretary, effective August 16. In her new role, Tehrani will report to president and CEO John Cuomo and will head up the Nasdaq-listed company’s legal, compliance and regulatory functions. Tehrani joins VSE having previously been CLO at private equity-backed Advantia Health. In that role she has managed areas such as board ...
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