Features August 2022

Maria Echenique – Hytech

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Underneath the arid, hot sands of the Salado River Valley in the Neuquén Basin of Argentina rests a geological formation that dates back to the late Jurassic, early Cretaceous period. Geologist Charles Edwin Weaves discovered it and published a paper on it in 1931. Trapped in the nearly 4,000-foot thick and 12,000-square-mile wide rock are […]

Viktoriya M. Shpigelman – W. R. Grace & Co.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There’s something about the rule of law for which Viktoriya M. Shpigelman might have extra appreciation having come from a country where it didn’t always exist. It’s also a country where matters have only grown worse. For she was just 8 years old in 1991 when her family fled Ukraine, then part of the fragmenting […]

Cristina Hendrick Stroh – JCPenney

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In 1973, JCPenney was operating more than 2,000 locations throughout the U.S. Its catalogs—often novel-length and featuring thousands of products from furniture to formalwear—were a fixture on many a living-room coffee table. Since its founding in 1902, the department store giant had become a bona fide icon of American commerce. But in 1974, a massive […]

JoAnn Chávez – DTE

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At some point, every person, everywhere needs a helping hand, but that help may be hard to get in underserved parts of the country. That’s been the experience of JoAnn Chávez, senior vice president and chief legal officer for Michigan-based Fortune 250 energy provider DTE, which is seeking to uplift young people in parts of […]

Michael Frisby – Lionsgate Entertainment

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s music to his ears, literally speaking, when Michael Frisby tunes into “Heels.” He oversees the business aspect of the creation of original music, as well as the acquisition of rights to existing third-party music, for the soundtrack to the STARZ wrestling drama. With a second season soon to be underway and many other TV […]

Tracy Lundquist – Intelsat

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While many people steered clear of airplanes in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, others looked to them for opportunities. For instance, executives at Intelsat, one of the world’s largest satellite operators, used the slowdown of the airline industry to acquire Gogo Inc.’s commercial aviation business, one of the largest global providers of in-flight […]

Neil Blecher – Capgemini

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Purchasing a new outfit for a night out or trying tapas at a hot new restaurant shouldn’t be thwarted by something as seemingly ordinary as stairs or a paper menu. However, many Americans experience these daily obstacles. The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in July 1990, seeks to lessen these by legally requiring companies to […]

Danielle Lemack – HP Hood LLC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Danielle Lemack may not have been the creative mind behind HP Hood LLC’s latest commercials, but she played a crucial role in the lines being delivered on screen. In one, a furry blue alien named Sensa makes her first visit to Earth, arriving at the breakfast table where a little girl is pouring Planet Oat […]

Jennifer Motwani Hurley – Lockheed Martin

Est. reading time: 4 mins

She’s not just knocking wood over the fact Lockheed Martin hasn’t had a serious work stoppage in the past 10 years. Jennifer Motwani Hurley tries to ensure business continues under any condition. Last April, for instance, she helped the defense and aerospace contractor agreed to a new four-year, two-month contract with its machinists’ union in […]

Scott Adler – American Express Global Business Travel

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The global economy is on the move again with businesspeople having resumed traveling. Virtual interactions have their use but are no substitute for meeting face to face. And it’s not just traditional businesspeople—engineers, educators, scientists, architects et al also are on the move. So emphasizes Scott Adler, the number two lawyer at American Express Global […]

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