Features June 2023

Alyssa Flores – Ziff Davis

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There’s nothing like total immersion to get one acclimated to a new role. So says Alyssa (Kaplun) Flores about her first day as a member of the Ziff Davis legal department in July 2018. “I opened my inbox to find due diligence materials for the acquisitions of Ekahau and Downdetector,” she recalls. “Since then, I […]

David Zygaj — Buffalo Sabres

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The offseason came too soon for the Buffalo Sabres, which has so long been the case. The team last made the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2011, only to lose a first-round series to the Philadelphia Flyers. But while players may be golfing, there’s no offseason for the front office. Quite the contrary: This is when […]

Staci Patel – TD SYNNEX Public Sector

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Having logged over two decades as an in-house commercial contracting attorney, there didn’t seem much left for Staci Patel to do in this defined corporate law area. Only there was. The skills she had garnered sealing deals in the private sector could be applied toward doing business with governmental entities needing infotech assistance. While this […]

Maria E. Pasquale – Incyte

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When Incyte, a Wilmington, Delaware-based biopharmaceutical company, began developing a therapy using a newly discovered compound called ruxolitinib more than a decade ago, its scientists found its effectiveness in treating conditions including myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera and graft-versus-host disease. That led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval using ruxolitinib orally as Jakafi to treat […]

Tracy Tong – The Clorox Company

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When many people began working from home in 2020, they realized they had the time for a furry companion or two—and the pet industry has been hitting historic highs in sales ever since. In October 2021, Forbes reported that, according to the American Pet Products Association, the nation’s pet industry reached a milestone in 2020 […]

Ann Marie Swindler – Bayhealth Medical Center

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Healthcare professionals, especially nurses, saw a sharp uptick in violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the American Hospital Association, studies have found that up to 44 percent of nurses withstood physical violence and 68 percent dealt with verbal abuse from patients during the pandemic. Those trends surfaced at Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, Delaware, […]

Shannon Glover – Shawcor

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Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and operating in over 20 countries with nearly 4,000 employees, the global manufacturer Mattr is concentrating on its composite technologies and connection technologies segments. Beginning in late 2020, Mattr’s predecessor Shawcor started to simplify its businesses and focus on its core competencies. Continuing that work into late 2022, the company completed […]

Angelo Chaclas – Trinseo

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When Angelo Chaclas was in law school, he never dreamed he’d one day be helping turn trash into treasure. But as senior vice president, chief legal officer, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary of Trinseo, a global specialty materials provider of plastics and latex binders, Chaclas has led the company through three recent acquisitions and […]

Matthew Hunt – AWP Safety

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When North American electric, gas, telecom or general construction companies have a roadside project to launch, there’s a good chance they’ll call AWP Safety. As a leading traffic management company, North Canton, Ohio-based AWP helps keep drivers and road workers safe across 28 states and four Canadian provinces. In practice, that means on any given […]

Cydney Archie – Cadence Bank

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Cydney Archie says she wanted to practice law in the financial services industry because it would offer varied opportunities to learn about how law and business intersect. “The role at Cadence Bank was attractive to me because I knew I’d get exposure to varying areas of financial services and learn from colleagues and get great […]


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