Features July 2018

Lori Burrows – Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As a young girl growing up in a working-class home outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, Lori Burrows’ parents imbued her with a single, deeply-held belief: If you’ve been given much in life, you should give back even more. The words clearly stuck. From spending more than two years in the Peace Corps to a post-college […]

Hector Izzo – SUEZ Mexico

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Once completed, it will pump out more than a hundred million gallons of clean, potable water a day. The largest of its kind in the Americas, the planned water desalination plant in Playas de Rosarito, Mexico, has widespread implications for the community, the country, the continent—and the world at large. And Hector Izzo is right […]

Josh Nicosia – Jamba Juice

Est. reading time: 5 mins

If you ever find yourself in a Jamba Juice—and with over 900 worldwide locations and counting, that’s hardly a far-fetched scenario—take a second to ponder how it all got there, from the employees and blenders behind the vibrantly colored counters to the crates of fresh fruit. Now picture the paperwork needed for all those elements. […]

Casey Schwab – NFL Players Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

To borrow a football term, this past spring the U.S. Supreme Court sacked the so-called Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 that limited sports wagering—well, at least the legal kind—to Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana. But at NFL Players Inc., the ruling caught no one by surprise; least of all Casey Schwab who, […]

Rodrigo Cárdenas Valenzuela – Laureate International Universities

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Once completed in early 2019, the 37,000-square-meter Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (ULCR) will be nothing short of commanding. Located in Heredia, just north of the country’s San Jose capital, the sprawling three-story complex will feature stately palm trees and a vertical wall of living grass. But it’s the flags lining the main entrance of […]

Gonzalo Ruiz San Sebastián

Est. reading time: 5 mins

After more than a couple of decades of high-profile in-house legal roles at The Coca-Cola Company and Sony Interactive Entertainment, Gonzalo Ruiz has been pondering what will happen in the second half of his professional life. The affable and well-spoken man recently moved to San Mateo, California, with his wife Claudia and their three children […]

Michael Capone – CCS Medical

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Whenever he pays a visit to one of CCS Medical’s regional distribution centers—sojourns that have become a beloved part of his routine—Michael Capone doesn’t come to be seen. Though, he says, he can always count on a few hearty handshakes. Instead, he’s here to serve witness: To watch pallet upon pallet of medical supplies get […]

Kurt Stepaniak – KONE Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Kurt Stepaniak came aboard as senior vice president and general counsel of KONE Inc.’s North American operations in 1997, the company was still very much about products. They were impressive, as well as highly regulated products, to be sure— the elevators, escalators and people movers so necessary in shopping malls, public and private office […]

Nicole Liebman – WithumSmith+Brown

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Whenever Nicole Liebman is running low on dinner party small talk, she can always recount the time she was flown business class to London for the deposition of a very well-known singer on tour, only to be stood up. Even the more “boring” details are sure to send eyebrows rising. About how she represented the […]

Vincent Castiglione

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For Vincent Castiglione, work and winemaking—two lifelong passions—have much in common. Chief among them is the notion that, no matter how diligent you are, the results are out of your hands. Environmental factors, you might call them. In the case of Castiglione, among these outside forces was the sale of his most recent employer, Nautica—the […]

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