Appointments Monthly archive

Mar 29, 2023
Special Report: Corporate Governance Awards 2022
This special report celebrates the winners of Corporate Secretary’s 15th annual Corporate Governance Awards. In this publication, we speak to the honorees and hear how they successfully approach some of the key corporate governance challenges that face governance professionals and their companies. The accounts of their excellent and often innovative work provide insights into some of the latest best practices. ...
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Mar 28, 2023
Smithfield Foods appoints general counsel
Smithfield, Virginia-based Smithfield Foods has promoted Tennille Checkovich to become general counsel. She reports to Mike Flemming, Smithfield’s chief legal officer (CLO). Checkovich joined Smithfield in 2020 and most recently was the company’s deputy general counsel for litigation. In her new role, she is responsible for managing all litigation involving the company, overseeing risk management regarding a wide range of regulatory and compliance issues, and as...
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Mar 28, 2023
U-Haul names successor general counsel
U-Haul International is promoting Kristine Campbell to become its new general counsel, effective May 12. Campbell joined the U-Haul legal team in 2011. She was assistant general counsel for nine years and has been director of litigation since 2020. According to her LinkedIn profile, she was previously a class action and commercial litigation attorney with Greenberg Traurig. Campbell will succeed Larry De Respino, who is retiring after 18 years in the role and...
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Mar 23, 2023
Charter Communications general counsel to retire
Rick Dykhouse, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary with Charter Communications, plans to retire after 17 years with the company. Dykhouse will continue as Charter’s general counsel during the search for his successor. After that appointment is made, he will stay on as executive counsel to support the transition, reporting to president and CEO Chris Winfrey. Dykhouse joined Charter in May 2006 as vice president and senior counse...
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Mar 21, 2023
Everest Re veteran general counsel to depart
NYSE-listed Everest Re Group has appointed Brent Hoffman as interim general counsel, succeeding Sanjoy Mukherjee, who the company says is leaving to pursue other opportunities, effective April 21. After leaving the company, Mukherjee will be available as an adviser to Everest to assist in the transition into July 2023. Everest says it will conduct a search for Mukherjee’s permanent replacement. Mukherjee could not be reached immediately for comment. ...
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Mar 13, 2023
Perdue Farms appoints compliance chief
Perdue Farms has hired Catherine Muldoon as chief compliance officer, to lead the family-owned food and agriculture company’s office of business ethics and compliance. In her new role, Muldoon will establish, implement and administer a compliance structure to strengthen Perdue Farms’ existing compliance efforts, according to the company.  Muldoon most recently was general counsel for Baldor Specialty Foods. She was previously chief legal officer at logis...
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Mar 10, 2023
GE appoints legal and compliance leaders for energy spin-off
GE Vernova, GE’s portfolio of energy businesses, has recruited Rachel Gonzalez as general counsel, effective April 1. Gonzalez most recently was general counsel of Starbucks Coffee Corporation, a role in which she managed legal and regulatory affairs, global security & data privacy and ethics & compliance. Before joining Starbucks in 2018, she led a global team responsible for legal strategy, regulatory affairs, corporate compliance, human resources, corpo...
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Mar 08, 2023
New York Life names compliance leader
New York Life Insurance Company has promoted Sandi Tillotson to chief compliance officer.  She succeeds Sara Badler, who retired at the end of 2022. In her new role, Tillotson reports to Michael McDonnell, who was promoted to general counsel last fall. McDonnell had been senior vice president,...
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Mar 07, 2023
Okta appoints legal chief
Nasdaq-listed Okta has appointed Larissa Schwartz as chief legal officer (CLO) and corporate secretary, according to a regulatory filing. In that role she leads the tech company’s global legal, compliance and government affairs teams. Schwartz joined Okta in 2015 to lead the legal team through the company’s I...
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