Features June 2021

Adrienne Valencia Garcia – IBM

Active at legal and business get-togethers, Adrienne Valencia Garcia can find her audience initially befuddled with what’s become a favored truism: “More organic food is sold than grown.” By this, she means that produce labeling can be deceptive. It takes many years for an organic farm to be fully operational from seeds to produce to […]

Amanda S. Luby – CaptiveOne Advisors LLC

It may not be a case of “all things being equine” for Amanda S. Luby, but even her most complex legal challenges are rarely two degrees of separation from the equine industry. Luby, the executive vice president and general counsel for CaptiveOne Advisors LLC, manages legal affairs for a company that’s growing in a little […]

Barry Shulock – TechSource

Even in the white sands and sagebrush of New Mexico, there are times when the coal fields of southwestern Pennsylvania remain vividly in mind for Barry Shulock. Those fields are where he gained his appreciation and respect for people—and the dignity of a job. As vice president, general counsel and director of human resources for […]

Carmine D’Alessandro – Chesapeake Employers Insurance

Formerly a state agency in Maryland, Chesapeake Employers Insurance started becoming a private, nonprofit and nonstock insurance carrier in 2013. That was during the run-up to what’s since been a most challenging time. First there was the nationwide opioid crisis that had the company—Chesapeake Employers for short—immersed in the national debate over what protocols should […]

Cheryl Silver – Canon Medical Systems Canada

With more than 56,000 Canadians hospitalized during the pandemic, Canon Medical Systems Canada was on a mission to keep diagnostic equipment running in the fight against COVID-19 to control the spread of the virus. Canon Medical’s workforce was provided travel documentation to service diagnostic medical imaging solutions, including machines like CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds and […]

Diego Di Giacomo – Puma Group

Originally hailing from Bahía Blanca, a port city in southwest Argentina’s Buenos Aires province, Diego Di Giacomo grew up in a social and political environment that was constantly changing. Di Giacomo credits his upbringing for instilling in him a steadfast drive to find solutions. “During the last 40 years in Argentina, every 10 years we’ve […]

Ellen Sheedy – KEEN

While working as an attorney at Perkins Coie in Portland, Oregon, Ellen Sheedy would often take quick breaks to walk around the neighborhood. During these jaunts, she says she probably passed the global headquarters of footwear company KEEN 1,000 times. Sheedy knew that the company had a long-standing connection to making the outdoors accessible, a passion […]

Eric Banta – Voya

Eric Banta fell in love with Colorado as a young man, drawn to the mountains, the skiing and the climate as a backdrop to his studies. By the time he joined the corporate legal department for ING U.S. in 1996, the state had become something else: home. So when the financial services company (rebranded as […]

Jim Jenkins – Transcat

With this much effort put into closing a Transcat acquisition, Jim Jenkins could have been mistaken for a postal carrier. Indeed, “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night,” deterred Jenkins that night in December 2020, as he drove home through a blizzard from Richmond, Virginia, to Rochester, New York. As general counsel […]

Kate Mahan – United Federal Credit Union

Her employer having four focuses, Kate Mahan is immersed in all, with something called process excellence at the top of the list. It being a most general focus, process excellence can be anything and everything, but whatever it is on a given day, it’s likely to involve Mahan collaborating with other departments at United Federal […]

Testimonials

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.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.

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