Features March 2021

A. Chris Fawzy – Woodward Inc.

No one at Woodward Inc. is trying to reinvent the proverbial wheel. What they do is innovate to make the wheels (aircraft and industrial engines) run better by optimizing performance, efficiency and emissions, says Chris Fawzy. That dates back to Amos Woodward’s 1870 invention of a faster, more efficient governor for water wheels generating power. […]

Adriana Rivera-Montoya – Keralty

Imagine a health care system that gets to know someone from when they’re born until the time of their passing. That’s the vision of Keralty, the Colombian-based health care company that’s expanding its comprehensive model in the U.S. Through its work, Keralty provides medical care, health insurance and health education through its network of providers. […]

Allison Purmort – Southwest Foodservice Excellence

Many factors influence children’s ability to learn from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. They need reliable tools and resources, like laptops and a strong internet connection, as well as an environment that offers support without distraction. And to concentrate, they can’t be hungry. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 20 million students […]

Ana Beatriz Guillén Vindas – Grupo Financiero ACOBO

Like many employees at financial institutions worldwide, the team at Grupo Financiero ACOBO wasn’t sure what to expect during a government shutdown two months into the COVID-19 pandemic. With financial markets in a state of flux and ACOBO’s customers confined to their homes—not to mention a still-deepening economic crisis—Legal Director Ana Beatriz Guillén Vindas says […]

Anna Paglia – Invesco US

Prior to COVID-19, the thought of her son interrupting a business video mortified Anna Paglia. But now, like other parents and professionals working remotely and juggling responsibilities, she knows it’s understandable if a child accidentally “shares” some screen time. While many companies are preparing to move back on-site after the pandemic, Invesco US, her employer, […]

Ashwin Krishnan – Miami Marlins

In-house sports law, now that’s a tough field for anyone to make the cut. There are so few positions to begin with, and so many young lawyers looking to go that route. And the few who get there? They’ve usually prepared early, aggressively pursuing any “in” during law school or even undergrad, but still having […]

Barbara Ruskin – Silence Therapeutics

Sometimes taking the path you never expected can bring you exactly where you were meant to be. Such was the case for Barbara Ruskin, who after reading an article in Scientific American, signed up for every neuroscience class she could in college. The former high school musical actress hadn’t planned to study science, but her […]

Christopher M. Norton – World Oil Corp.

If Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither will the Bakersfield Commons. But from the get-go, the incremental redevelopment of 260 acres in the northwest corner of this iconic city, 90 miles north of Los Angeles, figured to be done in stages over 20 years. For the last three, Christopher M. Norton has been painstakingly […]

Colman Ragan – Teva Pharmaceuticals

It’s the legal equivalent of taking the field at Yankee Stadium or the stage at the Met, and Colman Ragan had a front row seat. Though not the lead counsel for Teva Pharmaceuticals, he helped draft the argument given before the U.S. Supreme Court in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. “I was […]

Darin Reber – Forever

If in every crisis there’s opportunity, the reverse may also hold true. Thus, the need to minimize crises and maximize opportunities. Darin Reber aims to do just that while overseeing legal and compliance at Forever, a very bifurcated company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Its divisions: Forever Living Products International LLC, a multi-level international marketing operation, […]

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