Features July 2019

Amanda Matchett – Infor

Amanda Matchett says her career trajectory may differ from that of others coming right out of law school, but the path she has taken into the technology field is one that is open to diversity. “The tech world has great opportunities for women of color as a career option,” she says. Infor is a New […]

Christa Johnson – DHL Global Business Services

Christa Johnson vividly remembers her first human resources class at Cornell University. Taught by her passionate professor Florence Berger, it completely drew her in. Five years after graduation and inspired by an internship at the University of Denver Career Center as part of her masters program, Johnson found herself working in human resources at a […]

Diana Daza – SGS Colombia

In 2014, La Aguada Beach reached a milestone: Located adjacent to lush rainforests within Utría National Park, it became the first beach in Colombia to meet the government’s new standards for quality and sustainability in a protected area—a certification known as the Colombian Tourism Quality Mark. Getting there required a rigorous analysis: Certification company SGS […]

Frederick Dawe – Comtrol Corporation

A string of calls with company vendors in the morning; a Skype session with outside counsel in the afternoon about handling patent trolls looking to extort money from the company; preparation for the next day’s big board meeting. It’s on days like these that Fred Dawe stops to make sure his sneakers are tied extra […]

George Milionis – Petersen-Dean Inc.

He couldn’t be too specific because negotiations were still in progress, but George Milionis anticipates that in fairly short order Petersen-Dean, Inc. may expand operations into an eighth state. General counsel and corporate secretary since 2015, Milionis has helped enhance his employer’s status as one of the nation’s preeminent roofing, solar and home energy contractors. […]

Gordon Kushner – ECi Software Solutions

A product of the western Canadian province of Alberta, Gordon Kushner can’t help but think in hockey terms when discussing his role as general counsel, senior vice president and secretary at ECi Software Solutions in Fort Worth, Texas. “It’s like being the corporate world’s equivalent of the center iceman,” he says in reference to the […]

Jeff Hartwig – Dotdash (formerly About.com)

Never say never to this guy Jeff Hartwig, because he makes a habit out of making the impossible possible. When this former punk rocker got a little tired of the steady diet of music people, endless gigging, and the “scene,” he walked away from a record contract. Intellectually curious, it crossed his mind to become […]

Jenny Kim – Koch Industries

With 7.4 million unfilled jobs in America, Jenny Kim of Koch Industries is working to get one of the nation’s most marginalized populations, people with nonviolent criminal convictions, to fill them. But, she’s quick to say, this project isn’t for charity; it is a mutually beneficial second chance. “It is about businesses making economic decisions […]

Jorge Alfredo Marroquín Cabrera – Banco G&T Continental

Often, legal departments among competing businesses are separated by at least a polite distance. But if there’s a greater good to be pursued, some teamwork would seem in order. That sentiment guides Jorge Alfredo Marroquín Cabrera in his new capacity as corporate and regulatory legal manager of Banco G&T Continental, as he forges relationships with […]

Karen Bechtold – Teva Pharmaceuticals

Pushing the boundaries of where science meets law makes for some interesting days for patent attorney Karen Bechtold at Teva Pharmaceuticals. Take, for example, one of Teva’s applications tentatively approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Parkinson’s Disease. It details a system for delivering a generic medication through the skin rather than by […]

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