Chris Moran — Maple Reinders

Est. reading time: 5 mins

From creating a budget and project timeline to ensuring safety and accessibility, trust is paramount in the construction business. Without it, the risk of failure and collapse—both literal and figurative—can rise dramatically. It’s a sentiment that Canada-based Maple Reinders embodies to a towering “T.” The full-service construction company specializes in industrial, commercial and institutional building—as […]

C. Patrick Tench – Ferguson Enterprises

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Though his employer has moved its primary listing from the London Stock Exchange to New York, C. Patrick Tench may still resort to across-the-pond lingo while describing one of his core duties with Ferguson Enterprises. “Got to navigate the wickets,” the assistant general counsel tells Vanguard in March from headquarters in Newport News, Virginia. Ferguson […]

Corina Davis – Redbubble Limited

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As Redbubble Limited helps artists grow their online platforms and expand their customer bases, it’s been doing the same for itself. The Australian company was founded in 2006 as a small online marketplace for artists to sell their work. It’s now a global company worth over $1 billion market capitalization at its height. “In the […]

Chelsea Provencher — Metergy Solutions

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When the pandemic put up hurdles, some companies simply jumped higher. Take, for example, Canada’s Metergy Solutions. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, Metergy continued installing meters downstream from the supply of electricity, water or gas, in order to measure and bill the consumption of individual units in condos, apartments, homes and businesses. The business […]

Cameron Cloar-Zavaleta – Alaska Airlines

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Cameron Cloar-Zavaleta was growing up in the ‘90s, he often opted out of joining friends to spend time at the local mall in Louisville, Kentucky. Instead, he’d go to Louisville International Airport to watch planes take off and land. Cloar-Zavaleta didn’t realize it then, but his youthful love of the airline industry and plane […]

Courtland Astill – Traeger Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Ask “what’s cooking?” to someone using a Traeger wood pellet grill, and the answer could be anything from steak to ribs to wood-fired pizza. Ask Courtland Astill, and the answer will be M&A with a slathering of IPO. Astill, the company’s associate general counsel, has managed an acquisition that keeps Traeger’s technology at the forefront […]

Christa Rapoport – Cardenas, Goldwater, Taplin Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It could be identifying how to improve cybersecurity compliance, increasing access to attorneys for low socioeconomic families, responding to regulatory inquiries, or volunteering for special education and math literacy in her town. It could even be standing up for employees who are new mothers, so they have lactation areas that are more private, sanitary and […]

Chuck Almer – Construction Specialties Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With clients in healthcare, Construction Specialties Inc. met every definition of essential business during COVID-19. And what a greater volume of work the company had as its hospital and clinic clientele reconfigured available space into patient rooms. The company noted for making and using such specialty products as Acrovyn® wall protection and doors, as well […]

Cherise Latortue – Flynn Restaurant Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In May 2019, Cherise Latortue accepted her first in-house counsel role at the Flynn Restaurant Group, a franchisee whose properties include well-recognized brands like Arby’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s, Applebee’s and Panera Bread. While it’s been a drastic change from working at law firms for nearly a decade, Latortue says she’s enjoyed plying her […]

Christopher Stearns – Aramark

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Christopher Stearns joined Aramark in 2009 as a young attorney, he was excited to develop new diversity, equity, and inclusion resources for the Philadelphia-based, global hospitality company. Almost 13 years later, Stearns is proud of Aramark’s LGBTQ workforce and its allies, and the expansion of Aramark’s DEI program. Aramark now has 11 employee resource […]


The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.


Summer III 2022



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