Features March 2018

Jim Muska – Satterfield & Pontikes Construction

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Jim Muska remembers waiting in the predawn hours, the tick of the clock getting louder as time went by. The concrete finishers were supposed to have arrived an hour ago. The concrete trucks, lining the street. The challenges of construction, of working at all hours and in all conditions. The toll on the body. The […]

Jennifer McConnell – Compass Group North America

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Jennifer McConnell remembers how she worked her way through college and law school waiting tables. Cheerful and eager to please, she reflected well on every restaurant where she’d greet customers, take their orders and make sure their drinks stayed full. While being a career waitress wasn’t in the cards, McConnell learned early how the skills […]

Paul English Smith – Cabell Huntington Hospital

Est. reading time: 5 mins

All that’s waiting is approval from the Vatican to allow one hospital to acquire the other in Huntington, West Virginia. That would be Cabell Huntington Hospital’s purchase of St. Mary’s Medical Center. The transaction has been in the works since the summer of 2014, and had to overcome initial concern from the Federal Trade Commission […]

H. Daniel Alvarez – Bureau Veritas

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For H. Daniel Alvarez, there’s something special about being on a tennis court. Singles or doubles, on hardcourt or clay, the effect is always the same: how it loosens the lungs and works the blood; and the clarity that comes after an hour or two of non-stop movement. But for all the game’s many benefits, […]

Belisario Castillo Saenz – Banco Panameño de la Vivienda

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Banco Panameño de la Vivienda (Banvivienda) had been servicing Panamanian Mortgages for 25 years when it expanded to become a universal bank around 2006. Today the bank has more than 55,000 customers, six branches in Panama City, another six in surrounding towns, as well as dozens of ATMs and online banking centers around the country. […]

Jeff Benjamin – Avon Products Inc.

Est. reading time: 6 mins

He’s earned his second retirement, having come out of his first in 2012,  after a brief respite that followed 37 eventful years in a variety of general counseling, ethics and compliance roles to the U.S. operations of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis. So in early 2017, Jeff Benjamin informed his employer of the preceding five years, […]

Curtis Schehr – DCS Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When a company bids on federal contracts, especially on those involving national security, it had better adhere to a stringent code for ethics and compliance. Curtis Schehr knew this from his roles as an in-house lawyer at several public and privately-held government contractors in the Washington, D.C. area, and his reputation for thoroughness was well-known […]

Randy Pritzker – Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks P.C.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

From self-driving cars to glasses that can translate street signs in foreign countries, technology is evolving in ways that often exceed our ability to grasp it. That presents an unenviable challenge for the thousands of intellectual property (IP) lawyers tasked with protecting the conceptual seeds of those technologies—computer code, proprietary designs, chemical compounds and the […]

Bringing her childhood passion full circle

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For Caitlyn Peskind, the world of real estate was more than a chosen profession; it was a calling—however quiet it might’ve seemed at first. It started with her father, a veteran of the escrow field who instilled in young Caitlyn an early interest in the industry, whether the two were driving around the region looking […]

Truly a public house

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Ten years ago, well into her tenure as chief legal counsel for Heineken USA, Julie Kinch helped launch a company-wide women’s leadership forum. What began with six people in a Chicago conference room has, in the decade since, grown to include more than 120 members from throughout Heineken’s ranks—male and female, millennials and boomers, executives […]

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