Features June 2018

Pablo Urrego – Renault Sofasa

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 1980s Bogota, you couldn’t throw a rock without hitting a Renault 4. An economy hatchback first produced in 1966, it remains one of the French automaker’s most iconic models. In Colombia, as in other places, it was everywhere—a symbol of upward mobility in a country where economic stability was rarely a given. So when […]

Debbie Long – Protective Life Corporation

Est. reading time: 6 mins

As she stared out at the sea of caps and gowns that made up the 2017 graduating class of the University of Alabama School of Law, Debbie Long wasn’t sure if what she was about to say would be remembered. After all, how many of us can recall what was said at our graduation? “I’ve […]

Tom Newell – PowerTeam Services

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Like millions of Americans, maybe you use your morning commute to plan the day ahead. You mull over the assignments you need to get to first. You take note of calls and appointments you know you’ll cover. All of it you ponder so deeply that you forget every turn and lane merge made along the […]

Benjamin Kota – National Wildlife Federation

Est. reading time: 6 mins

The line might lend itself to a tacky joke, but Benjamin Kota is OK using humor to make a serious point. So, when the National Wildlife Federation tweets #SaveLACougars, it’s meant to be taken literally. You see, Southern California’s sprawl and freeways are making life difficult and dangerous for the majestic big cats. There’s got […]

Stacey Hanna – Lonza

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Throughout her first 17 years in the legal world, Stacey Hanna had been no stranger to the interview process. If anything, given her growing roles and titles, she’d become something of an ace. Only, it’s a bit different when the person across the desk has to decide not whether to hire you, but whether to […]

Sabiha Chunawala – Juniper Networks Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In retrospect it was a lucky break. Fresh out of the University of Miami School of Law in 1997, with a rich background in criminal justice, Sabiha Chunawala expected to be a prosecutor in Northern California, only to find that the district attorneys’ offices had a hiring freeze with no thaw imminent. But Chunawala, a […]

Christine Mott – International Council of Shopping Centers

Est. reading time: 7 mins

Every sentence, reference and citation was checked—twice, three times, maybe four. To the unapprised, what Christine Mott was working on, toggling between drafts, research data, policy statements, input from colleagues and her computer screen, might have seemed mundane. But for Mott, general counsel of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), a global trade organization […]

Brian Rudick – Honeywell

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Brian Rudick has spent the last 13 years building relationships with customers, suppliers, government officials and, in some cases, competitors. He says it’s allowed him to successfully close large commercial deals and resolve high stakes litigation as he’s traveled the globe for major businesses serving diverse industries. How does he illustrate the point? A trip […]

Mike Benza – Ellison Surface Technologies

Est. reading time: 5 mins

He’s no engineer by training, but Mike Benza has to be able to converse with them, given his role as the young one-man legal department at Ellison Surface Technologies in Mason, Ohio, a 20-mile drive northeast of Cincinnati. Equally important may be his knack for conversing with folks not so technologically inclined. For Ellison is […]

Melinda Sheehee – Diversified Communications

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Her business card might read general counsel and vice president of a Maine-based international multimedia heavyweight, but Melinda Sheehee mostly sees herself as a project manager. It was among her strong points when she was in charge of real estate development for Hannaford Brothers for most of the 2000s, with the grocery chain in full […]

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