Features June 2019

John Wicks – 5.11 Tactical

The emails come in at all hours: another country, another sighting. Now it’s up to Wicks to decide how to proceed. Assuming the intel is good, and the potential benefits outweigh the costs, he’ll give the green light. The warehouse raid is on. It sounds like the stuff of a Hollywood potboiler. Only, the contraband […]

Judith Cahan Lajoie

How does Judith Lajoie find success as a real estate and financial attorney working in a white, male-dominated profession? By blending her unique combination of intellectual and creative talents. Don’t worry though. Lajoie manages to lighten the mood by mixing in a sense of fun, as well as her favorite pastime outside of work—tap dancing. […]

Kelly Koster – Pride Global

On the legislative and regulatory fronts, few matters change faster than labor law, Kelly Koster muses from her office at Pride Global, a company that last summer entrusted her with, among other duties, keeping abreast of changes nationwide and sometimes abroad. For Pride Global is the employer of record for thousands of temporary workers provided […]

Lindsay Thomas – Tessemae’s

When you’re a newly minted general counsel, there’s often immediate pressure to help take the company to the next level—to not merely facilitate the company’s growth but accelerate it. Truth be told, when Thomas joined organic salad dressings and condiments purveyor Tessemae’s in early 2017, she had to do the opposite: rein things in. “I […]

Richard Fiore – ACTS-Aviation Security Inc.

The need for its services only growing as the threats in the post-9/11 world continue to evolve, the sky would indeed seem the limit for ACTS-Aviation Security Inc. Indeed the U.S. subsidiary of ICTS Europe is intent on expanding well beyond its security solutions and services for airline catering, aircraft security and cargo screening. The […]

Robyn Scott – Fleet Complete

She has to chuckle when reminded of the many old country songs about truckers playing loose with documentation of driving hours and cargo weight. In trucker’s parlance they were called swindle sheets, abuse of which endangered other motorists while making a mess of the roads. But such dubious recordkeeping may become a thing of the […]

Shawn Cheadle – Lockheed Martin Space

To the skeptics—not to mention the cynics—Space Force may have seemed a George Lucas-esque fantasy when the White House, earlier this year, commissioned a sixth branch of the armed forces within the Air Force that, if need be, could take the fight to higher and higher altitudes. But nothing sounded too pie-in-the-sky to the companies […]

Victoria Labriola — American Renal Associates

When a dialysis patient, who happened to be a veteran, was repeatedly left stranded at a clinic after his exhausting treatments, the manager was at a loss about what to do and turned to Victoria Labriola for help. The goal was to make sure this patient would no longer be left behind and could get […]

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