Utz Brands hires general counsel

Jul 08, 2021
Theresa Robbins Shea previously worked at True Value Company

Utz Brands has hired Theresa Robbins Shea as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective July 6.

In her new role, Shea leads the snack company’s legal team and sits on its executive leadership team, reporting directly to CEO Dylan Lissette.

Shea joins Utz from hardware wholesaler True Value Company, where she had been vice president and general counsel since 2018 and assistant general counsel for labor and employment since 2007. During her time at True Value, she was executive sponsor for the inclusion and diversity council and True Value Foundation and, since 2020, led the internal Covid-19 crisis team.

Before her time at True Value, she was senior counsel at United Airlines and an associate at law firm Seyfarth Shaw.

Utz recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, having gone public on the NYSE in August 2020 through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company. Hanover, Pennsylvania-based Utz manufactures snacks under brands such as Utz, On The Border, Zapp’s, Good Health, Boulder Canyon and Hawaiian Brand.

‘As a newly public company, we continue to build out our executive team to provide legal and strategic support to help guide the business forward,’ Lissette says in a statement. ‘We are very pleased to have a legal professional of Theresa’s caliber join the Utz team. She brings a deep and broad pool of legal and compliance knowledge and will play an integral role in helping Utz generate long-term shareholder value.’


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