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 more than two decades at the company. He joined U-Haul in 2000 and was appointed director of litigation in 2002 before becoming general counsel in 2005. He was previously a litigation partner at Streich Lang (now Quarles & Brady) in Phoenix, Arizona.
U-Haul CEO Joe Shoen says in a statement: ‘Kristine has many years of U-Haul know-how that will serve her well in this new role. She has my total confidence to continue building on the successes Larry and the legal team have achieved.
‘I’d also like to thank Larry for his 23 years of U-Haul service. For the last 18 years as general counsel, Larry has protected the company and provided consistent, sound counsel that has advanced our objectives.’
De Respino says in the announcement: ‘Kristine is a tenacious advocate for the company and U-Haul customers. She is a natural leader who is well respected by her peers and fellow team members. She approaches her job with thoughtfulness, diligence and a high level of competence. She’s a creative thinker who attacks issues and challenges with a can-do attitude.’