Features December 2021

Alan T. Micallef – NASCAR

It seemed a match made in racing heaven, NASCAR absorbing the International Speedway Corporation in a $2 billion transaction in October 2019. “A historic moment for our sport,” Chairman and CEO Jim France proclaimed, one that delisted ISC from Nasdaq and put it and its 13 tracks under NASCAR’s private ownership. Likely, the transaction paved […]

Amy Madison Luo – Digital Partner

When Amy Madison Luo was at Boston University School of Law, she was walking into Major League Baseball stadiums—think Wrigley Field or Fenway Park—to ensure every announcement broadcast to the stands, radios and even television was properly licensed. That was her role as a domestic and international licensing law student. Her interests shifted, however, when […]

Anne Meyer – Frontier Communications

This has been a welcoming year for Anne Meyer, who along with others at Frontier Communications has onboarded new executive leaders and a new board of directors, making her a veteran of sorts. Meyer, the senior vice president, associate general counsel and corporate secretary, has enjoyed the positive changes in the company’s philosophy, hiring and […]

Brodie Swartz – OMERS

His 20-year legal career almost evenly divided between the first half in private practice and the rest with OMERS, the pension plan for Ontario municipal employees, Brodie Swartz describes why he finds the latter responsibility more compelling. “It may sound trite to say, but each day you get up to work for over 500,000 people […]

Cari Toneck – Methodist Hospital of Southern California

As an emergency room nurse during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, Cari Toneck remembers a city engulfed in anger. After four white police officers were acquitted of nearly beating a Black man to death, L.A.’s long-simmering racial tensions finally erupted. For six days and nights, buildings burned, dozens of people lost their lives and a […]

Christian Ehrbar – Berkshire Grey

Whether a package needs to arrive at a retail shop or your front door, it needs to be pulled from the shelves of a warehouse or distribution center before being shipped. Berkshire Grey provides robotic equipment that can easily and quickly pick, pack and sort orders—without the need for workers. BG also integrates artificial intelligence […]

Courtney Welton – The Allstate Corp.

It’s been a ubiquitous brand image and slogan for more than 70 years—the open palms assuring Allstate customers they’re in good hands. The image and slogan endure, but the company says it’s also embracing a modern approach, expanding its traditional home and auto products to include to electronic devices, roadside repairs and online identity. For […]

David Tschantz – Christian Healthcare Ministries

So, God works in strange and mysterious ways? David Tschantz is one that believes so. A long-time lawyer in the insurance business, Tschantz was looking for a career shift a couple years ago. Yet, well into the latter half of his professional life, he needed some direction. “I believe God wanted me to do something […]

Dharmi Tailor – Roivant Sciences

Dharmi Tailor is multilingual, but not in the traditional sense: she speaks scientist and inventor. As partner and head of legal for Roivant—a biotechnology and healthcare company—and with a bachelor’s degree in public health policy and management, she understands and can interpret the highly technical speak of researchers and clinicians. That’s allowed her to do […]

Donna Bunch Coaxum – OSI Group

For Donna Bunch Coaxum, food isn’t just something that goes on her dinner table; it’s her career. Her first job was as business counsel for Kraft Food Inc., where she stayed from the early 1990s to 2001. Following that job, she became senior counsel for OSI Group LLC, an over $7 billion global consumer food […]

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