Cintas creates new ESG and compliance role

Aug 16, 2021
Christy Nageleisen was previously deputy general counsel for litigation with the company

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 compliance efforts, risk insurance programs and other corporate, federal, state and local compliance efforts. She will continue to report to Brock Denton, Cintas’ general counsel.

Nageleisen joined Cintas’ legal department in January 2012 as a senior counsel for labor and employment. She was appointed deputy general counsel for litigation in June 2015 and since then has led the company’s activities in terms of risk mitigation and avoidance and has led a litigation team responsible for managing Cintas’ portfolio of product, casualty and complex commercial litigation.

In that role, she also supported the corporate fleet management team with Department of Transportation- and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration-related issues, the corporate health and safety team on Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other safety-related matters and compliance on cyber-security related matters, among other things.

Nageleisen was previously a partner with Keating Muething & Klekamp, where she focused on litigating cases involving complex commercial transactions, contracts, financial transactions, real property and construction disputes.

Cintas provides business with products and services such as uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, safety training, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and alarm services.

Cintas president and CEO Todd Schneider says in a statement: ‘The foundation of Cintas has always included sustainable business practices, and we have continued to implement programs that minimize our environmental impact. As we move forward with a more comprehensive ESG strategy and target goals and improvements in environmental, social and governance areas, Christy will be central to our efforts of implementing programs and processes to reach those goals.’

Nageleisen says in an announcement: ‘ESG is a quickly evolving area with increasing attention from many different stakeholders, so I’m honored to be tasked with leading Cintas’ activities in this area... Our ongoing efforts on sustainability and resource reduction, diversity and inclusion, health and safety and compliance with laws and regulations are a tremendous foundation for our future.’

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