Features May 2023

Rocio Aluminé Diaz – Pomelo

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Latin America has a population exceeding 650 million people, many of whom don’t have access to a bank account. According to Rocio Aluminé Diaz, access to financial products and services is a great challenge in the region because the technology and infrastructure is highly fragmented by country, very expensive and oftentimes outdated—if not entirely obsolete. She’s […]

Ashley Kuruvilla – Woodland Direct

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Growing up, Ashley Kuruvilla only knew of one type of lawyer: the typical litigators portrayed on television. She watched those TV attorneys working the courtroom, withstanding fast-moving counterarguments from opposing counsel and pointed questions from the judge. But Kuruvilla couldn’t see herself in that adversarial role. However, she realized toward the end of her college […]

Susan Baker – Community Health Care

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Susan Baker has watched Community Health Care grow from a two-person office in Canal Fulton, Ohio, to an independent medical practice with 18 office locations, 30 physicians, 24 nurse practitioners, nearly two dozen additional licensed professionals and more than 80,000 patients. A registered nurse before she was an attorney, Baker shared with CHC’s founder, Dr. […]

Bernice Chen – Synaptics

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It was a project at a nuclear power plant in California that drove Bernice Chen from engineering to law. She had been working in industrial automation as an applications engineer, traveling 50 to 80 percent of the year, constantly called away from home to repair problems or start up control systems like the one at […]

Jonathan Bush – Modivcare

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For broken bones, heart attacks or severe allergic reactions, most people know of only one mode of transportation to receive urgent medical attention: ambulances. However, non-emergency transportation for preventative care, life-sustaining dialysis, chemotherapy or post-operative follow-ups isn’t quite so simple, particularly for people who don’t have access to reliable transportation. That’s where Modivcare’s non-emergency medical […]

Keith Dolliver – Microsoft

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Many of Microsoft’s products, such as computers and software, are used for business, but the company’s gaming consoles are purely for entertainment. While Keith Dolliver isn’t playing Xbox at work, he finds his own fun in the legal department. He’s been with the global technology company, founded in 1975, for 27 years, with much of […]

Robby McGarry – Kindeva Drug Delivery

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Patients never like it when a trusted medical product is replaced by something different, but that’s about to happen to many inhalers on the market. Kindeva Drug Delivery, a leading manufacturer of pressurized metered dose inhalers, is preparing to phase out inhalers that rely on HFA-based propellants. Patients aren’t the only ones seeing changes; Kindeva’s […]

Joanne Pedone – Nasdaq

Est. reading time: 5 mins

One aspect of law still surprises Joanne Pedone, whose legal career has spanned over a decade. When the associate vice president, principal associate general counsel for Nasdaq joins calls or attends meetings among the legal community, she’s often—if not always—the only woman present. Pursuing diversity and gender equality at the highest levels of the legal […]

Scott Rowekamp – Global Medical Response

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shortage of paramedics and EMTs was setting off alarm bells in the industry. For instance, the Michigan Bureau of EMS, Trauma, and Preparedness said in 2019 that the number of students graduating from paramedic training in the Wolverine State had decreased from 1,200 to 250 students […]

Mauri Aven – Kyocera AVX Components Corp.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

What capacitors do is pretty complex, especially given the components’ dimensions are often less than half a millimeter. Suffice it to say, they store electrical energy in an electric field in a microchip—which means they’re found in a lot of devices. “Anything with a chip in it will have a capacitor,” Mauri Aven says. As […]


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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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