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Apr 26, 2023
How Voya Financial successfully revamped its proxy statement
Since going public in 2013, Voya Financial has taken a continuous-improvement approach to its proxy statement. Then it undertook a revamp for 2022, moving away from a previously text-heavy style, explains Julie Watson, assistant vice president and counsel for corporate governance. The document opens with a color photo of chair and CEO Rodney Martin alongside his letter to shareholders, which tackles issues such as strategic planning, ESG, diversity, equity and inclu...
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Apr 25, 2023
Vuori hires first general counsel
Activewear brand Vuori has hired Libby Stockstill as the company’s first general counsel and corporate secretary. In her new role, Stockstill will establish and lead Vuori’s legal department, building the team from scratch to support the company as it develops. She was previously vice president and global general counsel at Vans, where she was responsible for developing the brand’s global legal function and serving as a senior leader of VF Corporation. ...
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Apr 24, 2023
BD names general counsel
Medical technology firm Becton Dickinson and Company (BD) has named Michelle Quinn as executive vice president and general counsel for the company. Quinn joined BD in 2019 and since earlier this year had been acting general counsel in addition to her previous role as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer. ...
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Apr 20, 2023
Cushman & Wakefield recruits general counsel
NYSE-listed Cushman & Wakefield has recruited Noelle Perkins to become executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective July 1. As head of the commercial real estate services company’s global legal function, Perkins will play a key role in implementing governance and risk management practices. She will also provide strategic advice, oversight and support to the firm’s global business and operations. Perkins will join Cushma...
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Apr 19, 2023
Comcast facing 401(k) climate change resolution
Comcast Corporation shareholders appear set to vote on a proposal about the company’s retirement plan and how it may be impacted by climate change. The SEC has denied a request from the media and telecoms company for the green light to omit the proposal from its 2023 proxy statement. The resolution at issue, which was filed ...
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Apr 18, 2023
Starbucks hires general counsel
Starbucks Coffee Company has hired Brad Lerman as executive vice president and general counsel. He is now also part of the executive leadership team and reports to CEO Laxman Narasimhan. Lerman most recently was senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Medtronic. In that role he led the company’s global legal function, government affairs and the office of ethics and compliance in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. He previously held l...
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