Heather L. Houston – Empire State Realty Trust 

Est. reading time: 6 mins

For over 90 years, the Empire State Building has stood above Midtown Manhattan as an American icon and the “World’s Most Famous Building.” It is one of Manhattan’s oldest and most iconic buildings and one of the most forward-thinking, modernized and sustainable, a characteristic of all of Empire State Realty Trust’s buildings. The company distinguishes […]

Hilary Dinkelspiel Dona – NFP

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Emotional intelligence is learned through self-reflection and experience. So emphasizes Hilary Dinkelspiel Dona, who considers it among her strengths as she oversees employment law at NFP, an insurance broker and consultant with 8,000 employees and growing in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. “Emotional intelligence allows me to embrace the empathetic side […]

Honda South America – Fernanda Platero

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While empowering women is as much sound business practice as socially responsible, Fernanda Platero has an interesting take on why it’s even more important in the South American automotive industry. “Here in Brazil, when a family buys a car, usually it’s the mother who decides which car to buy,” she says. “When you think about […]

Hugo Garcia – BIA Mexico

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Established well over a century ago, Grupo Mariposa-Apex is a food and beverage company that operates across Latin America, in Mexico, Ecuador and Central America. It has several arms, including Pepsi bottling plants, and brings in nearly $3 billion in annual revenue. As part of its expansion efforts, it opened BIA Mexico in 2019 and […]

Hunt Brown – Charter Communications

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Like many who enter the legal field, Hunt Brown has always been passionate about helping others. His first job was as an assistant attorney general for the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, where he advocated for colleagues, employees and clients—a common thread throughout his career, regardless of employer. Unlike many who enter law, however, he’s equally […]

Heather Stern – Whole Foods Market

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Nowadays there doesn’t seem much chaos at Whole Foods Market. The 2017 sale to Amazon is yesterday’s news and the worst of COVID-19, at least hopefully, is in the rear-view. So what’s there to excite Heather Stern? She, after all, is the legal boss who says the best advice she ever heard was “run toward […]

Harold R. Loftin Jr.– GuideStone

Est. reading time: 5 mins

He’s in the twilight of a distinguished career, one that’s merged his twin passions of law and Christian faith. But one gets the sense that, come March 2024, Harold R. Loftin Jr. won’t really retire, just pass his position of the past decade to GuideStone’s next chief legal boss and begin a new chapter of […]

Hal Denton – AFS Intercultural Programs

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The first day at a new job is always chaotic, with onboarding, paperwork, desk organization—or in Hal Denton’s case, the U.S. invasion of Panama. On December 20, 1989, the day Denton became general counsel for AFS Intercultural Programs, U.S. troops landed in Panama. The international youth exchange organization had 40 students en route to a […]

Hanna Chouest – Norfolk Southern Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Hanna Chouest wasn’t drawn to her career by the far-off sound of a locomotive whistle. Her interest in practicing law in the transportation industry was instead piqued by her father, who made his career in the practice area. Though he focused more on aviation, Chouest says his travel and the legal issues and regulations surrounding […]

Heather Greenberg – FILA

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Whether you are a tennis fan watching the BNP Paribas Open or a movie buff viewing the recent Ridley Scott-directed film “House of Gucci” starring Lady Gaga, chances are you saw the players and characters wearing shoes and apparel with the familiar “F-BOX” logo of the 110-year-old FILA brand. FILA is on a roll these […]


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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.


Summer I 2024



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