Features June 2021

Nadia Jubinville – Goodfood

Est. reading time: 4 mins

During COVID-19, housebound Canadians hankering for ready-to-cook meals inspired found relief just a mouse click away. That is, thanks to Goodfood, an online grocery and home meal kit company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Under its business model, customers can subscribe and order fresh food, or savory snacks delivered the same day with no delivery fee […]

Rick Donovan – Lake City Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Though it’s not quite post-pandemic at Lake City Bank, each day brings promise of more normalcy to one of Indiana’s oldest state-chartered financial institutions and the largest that’s solely invested in the Hoosier State. It’s taken teamwork, explains Rick Donovan, who joined the bank in late 2019 after years of being its outside counsel. How […]

Valeria Plastino – Lumen Technologies

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For nearly as long she can remember, Valeria Plastino has wanted to connect the world though business and communications. Coming of age in Argentina, she was fascinated with globalization and the development of the internet. And she was just as interested in how legal traditions would be applied to global business changes. Now vice president, […]

Marisa Muchnik – Ferrero Canada

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When you’re a 5-year-old, life tends to revolve around a few indelible joys: puppies, birthday parties, Christmas morning and—last but not least—candy. As much as you can get your hands on (or whatever Mom and Dad are willing to dispense). But while many sweets have made an impact on children, Marisa Muchnik’s hands-down favorite was […]

Adrienne Valencia Garcia – IBM

Est. reading time: 5 mins

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 […]

Sophie Zerbib – Cummins Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

One thing that can be said about Sophie Zerbib is she’s done a lot during her career. In a lot of languages, too. Zerbib, the director of legal business operations and chief of staff to the general counsel for Cummins Inc., came to her legal role at the maker of engines and power systems after […]

Carmine D’Alessandro – Chesapeake Employers Insurance

Est. reading time: 4 mins

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 […]

Diego Di Giacomo – Puma Group

Est. reading time: 3 mins

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 […]

Laurie Robinson Haden – CCWC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Laurie Robinson Haden and 10 of her friends gathered around a dinner table in New York City in 2004, they couldn’t have known how much influence these women of color attorneys would one day wield—in the Big Apple and beyond. What was clear was that, in a city of 57,000 practicing attorneys (according to […]

Ellen Sheedy – KEEN

Est. reading time: 4 mins

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 […]

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.
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.
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.

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