Features February 2020

H. Matthew Packard – Ethos Therapy Solutions

As a young law firm associate, he helped multinationals selling weapons of war overseas. The past three years-plus he’s been general counsel and chief compliance officer at a company that rents high-tech home care beds. So which has Matt Packard found to be more the subject of stringent regulations? “It’s easier to untangle the regulations […]

James Camire – Vecna

Sometimes the people behind the scenes of a corporate spinoff can step into a more prominent role even if they weren’t directly involved in the run-up. That’s seemed the case with James Camire and the expanded responsibilities he’s taken on at Vecna since last June. An associate general counsel since 2016, he wasn’t at the […]

Jennifer L. Ervin – Shelby County Schools

Most homecoming celebrations involve wearing school colors, singing the school song, a pep rally and then the big game. For Jennifer L. Ervin, homecoming has been a bit more involved. As general counsel and chief legal officer from 2016-19 for the Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tennessee, she managed all the legal operations for the […]

Jeremy Reich – Unlimited Technology Inc.

How much simpler was the job, Jeremy Reich recalls, in 2014. Fresh out of Rutgers University with a law degree and MBA, the then-26-year-old became a one-man legal team at Unlimited Technology Inc. Five or six years ago, the Nutley, New Jersey-based security company was still focused on providing corporate, institutional and public-sector clients with […]

John Milek – Fastenal Co.

It’s a busy day on the production floor. Everyone is pitching in to fill the day’s orders. Hundreds of them, to be packaged and shipped around the globe. Suddenly, there’s a snag on the line. Maybe it’s a broken drill bit, or a machine in need of oil, or a missing pair of goggles or […]

John Muckelbauer – VFW

All too often, those who’ve served and put their lives on the line all over the world come home to discover that needed support and benefits are hard to find—or even unavailable. John Muckelbauer, general counsel for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, knows he’s one of the fortunate ones. Since leaving the Marine Corps in […]

Kevin McCoy – C2 Essentials Inc.

Doing business as a small to mid-sized company, it can be hard to come up with the extra cash to set up a full-service HR department to handle everything from payroll processing, to recruiting, to benefits administration and HR compliance training. That’s what Jackie Asencio realized over a cup of coffee at her kitchen table […]

Lori Jean – 1st Source Bank

It is a burgeoning industry bringing in billions of dollars in revenue across the U.S. and spurring technological advances in agriculture as its crops are found in edibles, beverages, oils and the traditional plant form. And yet, offering bank accounts and loans to businesses involved in marijuana cultivation and sales is completely off-limits for banks—because […]

Madelon Kuchera – Earth Etch

A first-responder analogy seems appropriate for Madelon Kuchera who has built a professional life going where there’s the most disorder. That’s meant a lot of running toward, and making sense of, regulatory chaos confronting big-ticket industries. “Always go where there’s chaos in industry,” the good-natured Kuchera says with a laugh during a lively interview with […]

Maria del Carmen Salgado Troya – Nestle Ecuador

She’s determined to make a difference in a region where it’s sorely needed and is proud to have her employer as the perfect place to do so. For the Ecuadorian subsidiary of Swiss multinational food processor Nestle shares Maria del Carmen Salgado Troya’s conviction that sound ethics are indeed sound business. “Nestle is a company […]

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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
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