Features March 2021

Mark Vane – GEODIS

Even before COVID-19, e-commerce was giving retail shopping a run for its money. It has since become exponentially more popular, increasing on a 15-year scale since the pandemic’s outbreak in the first quarter of 2020. So says an in-house lawyer well-versed in the details. As Mark Vane told Vanguard in February, many people have been […]

Matthew Gerber – Center for Excellence in Higher Education Inc.

Not all college students are 18 to 22 years old. There are many barriers—time, money, other commitments—that keep people from pursuing the traditional college path. Imagine a young single mother—her 20s were spent raising two children while picking up every shift she could to make a little extra money. Now she’s in her 30s and […]

Michael DiMaggio – Nutrabolt

It’s an industry that’s every bit as competitive and hard-nosed as some of its consumers. Among those who down energy drinks are mixed martial artists, as well as folks in more mainstream pursuits that also require strength and stamina: police officers, firefighters, EMTs, construction workers et al. Then there are lawyers such as Michael DiMaggio, […]

Mike Watters – Essentia Health

As a student at the University of Michigan and before beginning a professional baseball career, Mike Watters remembers learning to manage stress as a second baseman. That ability to keep a cool head when runners were circling the bases and be a team member served Watters in life—well beyond his accolades as a player who […]

Oscar Ortiz – Brightstar Mexico

Growing up in Mexico City, Oscar Ortiz says his life could’ve taken many unexpected turns, but a close-knit family helped—especially his grandfather Antonio, who stepped in as a father figure. Ortiz remembers learning life lessons as he handed wrenches to his grandad, an auto mechanic. Sadly, however, he also remembers his grandfather saying that in […]

Paul Uhrig – Bassett Healthcare Network

Compared to working at a startup, being part of a new leadership team at a 100-year-old institution may seem breezy. But there’s a lot to consider—the history and reputation, the staff (some of whom have been there for decades) and the long-standing practices and procedures. But there’s also a benefit to new ways of thinking, […]

Phyllis J. Zanghi – American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company

A self-professed “nerd through and through,” and at ease among alternative assets, annuities and actuaries, Phyllis J. Zanghi couldn’t help but be intrigued at a new opportunity in 2020. Though a valued member of the Brighthouse Financial legal team in Charlotte, North Carolina, for over three years, the opportunity arose to take part in the […]

Richard Trumka Jr. – U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Economic and Consumer Policy Subcommittee

While it can be an uphill endeavor, at least there’s job security when one opts for a career in consumer protection, Richard Trumka Jr. tells Vanguard with what sounds like a battle-scarred chuckle. The work goes on and on … and on. “There’s always some company taking advantage of the consumer,” says the 36-year-old general […]

Robby McGarry – Kindeva Drug Delivery

There are many reasons why someone might not take medicine prescribed to them. Sometimes it’s because it’s difficult to self-administer. Other times it’s because it’s unaffordable. Whatever the reason, the alternative—an untreated medical condition—is not ideal. Robby McGarry hates it when necessary, and sometimes lifesaving, medications and treatments are out of reach for people who […]

Ron Zollman – Boomi

In both his career and personal life, Ron Zollman has found that small things can have a big impact. For instance, as a lawyer and as a nonprofit volunteer, he’s discovered that lots can be accomplished by small teams dedicated to whom they’re serving. Whether growing a company or supporting his community, he relies on […]

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– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group 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.
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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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