Features April 2024

Kim Pryor – JBS USA 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The worst of COVID-19 may have passed, but on goes a $100 million commitment that the world’s largest meat processor, JBS, made during the height of the pandemic.  It is called Hometown Strong and has the company’s North American division partnering with the 75 U.S. communities where JBS maintains a manufacturing presence. While the communities […]

Joel Eliza – CFG 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Joel Eliza, the vice president & general counsel at CFG Partners, is supporting the steering of the company’s success and growth in the consumer finance industry.   CFG Partners operates in Panama, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Dutch Caribbean Islands, specializing in hassle-free unsecured personal loans and ancillary credit insurance products. With over 40 years […]

Christopher Cali – BHG Financial 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

You hear a lot about companies proclaiming how fast they’re growing or how they have become bigger over the course of several years. Often, the numbers don’t quite back up the comments. But when Christopher Cali talks about how much BHG Financial has grown since he joined the organization, he’s right.   “When I came aboard […]

Robyn Mckeefrey – Stony Brook Southampton Hospital 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Robyn Mckeefrey, the vice president of quality, risk management, patient safety, and legal at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, takes her responsibilities seriously. After all, she works for a community hospital delivering around 700 babies annually with a busy emergency room and provides medical and surgical specialties that serve diverse communities on the east end of […]

Antonio D. Robinson – Carter’s  

Est. reading time: 5 mins

So many young people wear more than just their hearts on their sleeves. They also want clothing that adheres to their social conscience, and Antonio D. Robinson plays a vital role in making such merchandise available.   He wears many proverbial hats; Robinson is senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief compliance officer at […]

Andrew Kay – WestJet 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As an in-house lawyer for WestJet, Canada’s second-largest airline, Associate General Counsel Andrew Kay can immerse himself in the industry’s legal challenges. From navigating regulatory compliance to negotiating contracts with suppliers, Kay understands his immense responsibility to protect the company’s legal interest.   With a diverse background encompassing multiple divisions within the organization, Kay has a […]

Jorge Marroquin – Grupo Financiero G&T Continental  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Jorge Marroquin, the general counsel at Grupo Financiero G&T Continental, stands as a beacon of legal innovation in the financial industry. With an eye for strategic opportunities and a deep understanding of the evolving regulatory landscape, Marroquin spearheads transformative initiatives to modernize legal operations within the organization.   “By leveraging cutting-edge technologies and best practices, our […]

Kristie Scott – Xometry

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It may be one of the world’s oldest industries, but manufacturing is the new high-tech sector. Artificial Intelligence, new processes like 3D printing and digital tools are increasingly reshaping—and accelerating—how parts go from simple concept to production, and one company is helping drive that revolution.  Xometry, which went public almost three years ago, offers an […]

Yuta Hashimoto – IHI Americas 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

People become lawyers for many reasons. Having an attorney for a parent often leads a child to pursue that same career path. Sometimes, a lawyer got interested in the field by watching TV shows or movies featuring legal practitioners, and others realized that they were good at settling differences amongst friends.   But Yuta Hashimoto is […]

Gregory M.C. Orleski – Pharmascience Inc. 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

At the midpoint of his career as a business executive and lawyer immersed in life sciences, there didn’t seem much that Gregory Orleski hadn’t done.   Canadian-born and educated, he had spent around half his working life in his native land and the rest around the world, including in the United States. When he wasn’t applying […]


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