Features July 2021

Mark Stipe – OMNI Environmental Solutions

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As he manages legal affairs at OMNI Environmental Solutions, Mark Stipe says his work is about more than just helping the company grow in the energy sector. Stipe wants the company to RISE, adhering to standards of respect, integrity, safety and excellence as OMNI provides waste and water management services to energy producers throughout the […]

Jeffery DeArman – Ram Tool Construction Supply Co.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In baseball, a five-tool player is someone who rates above the norm in speed, throwing, fielding, hitting for average and hitting for power. It’s a term reserved for the greats of the game, like Mike Trout and Mookie Betts, or Barry Bands and Willie Mays. Jeffery DeArman may not be a big baseball fan, but […]

Greg Kerr – Wolseley Canada

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It never hurts to retain an outsider’s perspective, even when one is an in-house lawyer. Maybe especially so. So says Greg Kerr who’s held in-house positions with Wolseley Canada since 2013, his most recent promotion being to general counsel and vice president of legal, risk and compliance in July 2019. That’s put him in charge […]

Neil Falis – Willis Towers Watson

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In his 15 years with Willis Towers Watson, Neil Falis has seen the company through three multi-billion-dollar deals. The latest—with longtime competitor Aon—is different, though. Combining the two companies will create the largest brokerage firm in the world. The $30 billion deal is exciting, Falis says, not only because of the scope, but because of […]

Jose Roberto Salvini – banco BV

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In Brazil, a country NPR called “the land of many lawyers and slow justice,” fewer lawsuits has got to be a good thing. Certainly, it’s been good for Banco Votorantim, or banco BV, which had been the bank with the most litigation against it before using data science and predictive models to take off that […]

James Gallegos – Alliant Energy

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s an ambitious goal shared by the state of Wisconsin and an investor-owned public utility: Generate only carbon-free electricity by 2050; gradually move from coal-fired power plants in favor of wind, solar and other renewable sources; and electrify public transit while giving residents plug-in points for electric vehicles. For all this to happen, a creative […]

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