Ingevity hires new general counsel
NYSE-listed Ingevity Corporation has recruited Stacy Lancaster Cozad as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective February 1. She succeeds Katherine Burgeson, who retired in August last year.
Cozad joins Ingevity from Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, where she has been senior vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary since January 2016. In that role she has been responsible for the company’s ethics and compliance program, contracts management, export compliance, business continuity and corporate governance.
Before working at Spirit, Cozad was with Southwest Airlines, first as senior attorney from 2006 to 2009 and then as associate general counsel for litigation from 2009 to 2015. During her tenure with Southwest, she oversaw legal matters including litigation as well as government and regulatory investigations.
Earlier in her career Cozad worked in private practice at law firms Cash Klemchuk Powers Taylor and Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal.
North Charleston, South Carolina-based Ingevity creates specialty chemicals, high-performance carbon materials and engineered polymers.
‘Stacy brings a wealth of legal experience to Ingevity that will support our already adept and accomplished legal team,’ Ingevity president and CEO John Fortson says in a statement. ‘Her seasoned career has encompassed a broad range of legal experience from litigation, transactions and compliance to corporate governance. We are excited and honored to have Stacy join Ingevity’s leadership team as general counsel.’