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Giovanni M. Insana – Petco Health and Wellness Co.

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Baptism under fire. Drinking from the firehose. A battlefield promotion. Giovanni M. Insana rattles off the cliches with a chuckle while acknowledging how matters have become much more manageable since January 2021. That was when he joined the Petco legal staff as the company went public for the third time. “It was all of that […]

Gerard Gregoire – Allstate

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Benajmin Franklin may have started the insurance industry in the U.S. in 1752, but Gerard Gregoire has been helping Allstate replace outdated traditions for over two decades. His method? Partnering with his teams for input, using more technology, cutting back on office space and incorporating artificial intelligence and automation. “I’ve invested 23 years of my […]

Gonzalo Sainz Gout – Irongate

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It sounds like a new paradise in the making, and it’s called Costa Palmas. There on the western side of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico’s Baja California Sur, the Los Angeles-based real estate developer Irongate has bought hundreds of acres. The property is home to some of the world’s most iconic hospitality brands and […]

Glenn Edwards – Trane Technologies

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In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools, hospitals and offices installed better HVAC systems designed to improve air quality. Trane Technologies, which manufactures these systems, worked quickly to expedite orders. Then, when vaccines were produced and distributed, the company assisted in keeping them cold. “It was all hands on deck as we […]

Garrett Smith – The Resorts Companies

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When the COVID-19 pandemic started, some people wanted to use their timeshares—that is, the vacation condos they could use for up to one week each year. But because these resort properties are shared and attract so many people, normal operations carried unknown risks, at least in the early days of the pandemic, says Garrett Smith, […]

Gerald L. Walden, Jr. – The Fresh Market, Inc.

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Gerald Walden has risen through the ranks and been promoted five times in The Fresh Market’s legal department. Last year, he added a new title that adds responsibility, pressure and pride—and he wouldn’t have it any other way. “The new position is the culmination of a journey I’ve taken much of my adult life,” says […]

George Pauta – sweetgreen

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While attending Georgetown University in the mid-2000’s, a trio of friends—Nicolas Jammet, Nathaniel Ru and Jonathan Neman—would often lament how difficult it was to find affordable, healthy food quickly. As business students, they knew there was a demand for such fare. They just needed to create the supply. After graduating in 2007, the three opened […]

Gail Richardson Job – Consolidated Edison Company of New York

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There’s no price on reputation, and Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc. will spend to defend its name. So emphasizes Gail Richardson Job, who’s soon to celebrate her 22nd anniversary as an assistant general counsel at the New York City-headquartered energy company commonly known as Con Edison. Litigation being her role, she leads a […]

Grace Garcia Cooke – Edmonton Public Schools

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Small gestures can go a long way towards making someone feel included. For example, pronouncing someone’s name correctly tells them you see and respect them. Too often, though, people try to Anglicize or simplify names they’re not familiar with, Grace Garcia Cooke says. The general counsel for Edmonton Public Schools says this can make people […]

Giles Kibbe – Houston Astros

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For anyone involved in professional baseball, winning the World Series is the goal. Do that, and you’ve reached the pinnacle, the apex and the top of the mountain. But for Giles Kibbe, the general counsel for the Houston Astros, it was the rebuild of the organization before the team’s first world championship that was most […]

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