Features October 2019

Daniel Altikes – Antofagasta Minerals

After spending several years learning the nuances of the mining industry—from early-stage exploration to every aspect of the mining operation—Daniel Altikes was given his biggest challenge to date: Help Chilean-based Antofagasta Minerals broaden its international presence. A small country in the African continent was one of the first stops. From the second he stepped off […]

Dawnn Pease Repp – Freeman

Freeman is all about immersion, designing and delivering live experiences for businesses of all shapes and sizes to evolve their brands, build relationships, and inspire action. “We do everything from traditional trade shows to the NFL draft, connecting people in meaningful ways  and delivering experiences with integrity, enthusiasm, empathy, performance, excellence, innovation, and collaboration,” says […]

Debbie Walters-Francique – Pfizer

During her 19 years with global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, Debbie Walters-Francique has seen enough change to fill a Coinstar machine: shifts in medical technology; evolution within the company; heaving changes in the wider health care landscape. And she’s had the roles to show for it: from serving as global product counsel on a blockbuster product […]

Derek Hawkins – Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

His professional responsibilities include maintaining the Harley-Davidson trademark portfolio in emerging markets, worldwide trademark clearance, and, if necessary, coordinating legal action against trademark infringers throughout Latin America and Europe. Only when it comes to enforcement, Derek Hawkins has learned that protecting the brand value of the seminal motorcycle manufacturer presents challenges he did not encounter […]

Diana Abril – Ilumno

Growing up in a remote area in Latin America, technologically detached from the world—and where one’s friends and relatives may have never received a formal education—might make getting a college degree out of reach and low on the list of life’s priorities. But underserved populations, historically without access to education, in Latin America have been […]

Dick Garlish – Peak Reliability

He’ll likely be the man who essentially turns out the lights when the energy company that’s employed him since April 2017 goes dark for good. His job is due to be extinguished in the process, making this one of the least pleasant tasks that Dick Garlish has had to execute as an in-house lawyer at […]

Edward Burns – Wheel Pros

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but the extent to which some people go to imitate someone else’s patented products can have Edward Burns shaking his head. Automotive wheels are not easy items to infringe upon, he remarks. Especially when they are big, molded and branded with recognized names, and usually sold four […]

Erik Fargo – Alpha Capital Partners LLC

A 2017 change to the U.S. tax code—much debated, much discussed, still being understood—has opened the way for what could be billions of dollars in investment in what are known as opportunity zones. Spread throughout the U.S., the zones can gain the designation if the poverty rate is at least 20 percent and median annual […]

Ethan Weitzman – HIDTA

In the Washington, D.C., area, Ethan Weitzman, fights the war on drugs in his own backyard, but he’s not a cop or a first responder. A Baltimore native, he’s chief regulatory compliance officer and general counsel for the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, or HIDTA, which coordinates federal, state and local drug interdiction efforts […]

Fatima Arash – Diamond Properties

When Fatima Arash walked into her job interview at Diamond Properties, she says she didn’t necessarily have all of the required experience (to be fair, the job description asked for a “seasoned lawyer”). What she had was a plan. Laying out a chart for the executive team, she mapped out exactly what she could accomplish […]

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