Features August 2023

Alex Kiles – Airbnb

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Alex Kiles joined Airbnb as its policy senior counsel, he knew all about policymaking, having worked on both the House and Senate sides of the Hill. But he hadn’t yet learned all he needed to know. That’s because that was federal policymaking, and state and local policies regulate short-term rentals. “There were two big […]

Patti-Ann Audia – Aisin Holdings of America

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Aisin (pronounced “eye-shin”) Holdings America is one of the largest companies no one has ever heard of, says Patti-Ann Audia. Headquartered in Northville, Michigan, a township just outside Detroit, the company is part of the Toyota Motor Group and employs more than 16,000 people at 34 different companies in North America, including four facilities in […]

Bill Marsillo – PrimeLine Utility Services

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Having distinguished himself as a private litigator, Bill Marsillo acknowledges how he sometimes misses the courtroom when his employer of the past year is immersed in something contentious. That can be often, given that Marsillo’s employer, PrimeLine Utility Services, is a holding company for entities that design, construct and maintain infrastructure for utility and telecommunications […]

Marie Batz Martin – Coherent Corporation

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Marie Batz Martin thought about what she wanted to be when she grew up, it wasn’t a lawyer—which is exactly why she didn’t go to law school until she was nearly half a decade into her career. “I always knew I wanted to work at a large corporation, preferably on a global scale, and […]

James Commodore – K&A Engineering

Est. reading time: 5 mins

On a sunny afternoon in June, James Commodore was in his backyard in Schenectady, pushing his toddler son on a swing as he detailed why he loves his company’s culture. At K&A Engineering, a White Plains, New York-based engineering firm specializing in electric power, there is a strong emphasis on work-life balance, he explained. “We […]

Mason Hills – Resource Capital Funds

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Although an accomplished commercial and corporate attorney in his native Australia, Mason Hills held off on taking an American bar exam after his employer moved him from Perth to Denver in 2012. In Colorado, Hills was to lead one of the Resource Capital Funds investment teams. He’d have plenty to keep busy, new capital being […]

Carolina Bula – Iveco Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” And today, 100 years after its founding, his company is a fully diversified entertainment behemoth with $84 billion in revenue and millions of pint-sized fans. Disney has its share of grown-up fans, too, and among them is […]

Saad Minhas – Equinix

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Though it’s not true that the cloud can be contained in a building the size of a football field, data centers used by cloud service providers are frequently that large.  In the case of Equinix, a provider of digital infrastructure and cloud services and solutions currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, its 250 data centers are […]

Naisha Covarrubias – Mary Kay Global

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Mary Kay is a global skincare and cosmetics manufacturing beauty brand—and has been a path to entrepreneurship for people since Mary Kay Ash founded the company in Dallas in 1963. Over half a century later, the brand continues to empower women with business opportunities and trusted products while also evolving to meet the needs of […]

Aline Goldsztejn – Locaweb

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In the nearly 19 years Aline Goldsztejn has been with Locaweb Company, a Brazilian company that provides solutions for digital transformation, there’s not much she hasn’t done from a legal perspective.  To begin with, she built Locaweb’s legal department as its first in-house counsel.  Since then, Goldsztejn has provided legal and compliance support for Brazil’s […]


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