Jan Dubauskas – The IHC Group

The sky is blue: True or false? Most of us would reflexively answer “true”—but at just 9 years old, Jan Dubauskas offered a whole different perspective. When posed that seemingly harmless control question during an entry test for private school, she confidently responded “false.” Later, when asked about her answer, she pointed out that sometimes […]

Jason Groves – Medifast

Jason Groves has been an attorney for more than 20 years, but it wasn’t until 2011 that he was personally thanked by clients for changing their lives. That was the year that Groves joined Medifast, a Maryland-based nutrition and weight loss company that had just nabbed the top spot on Forbes magazine’s list of America’s […]

JDS Therapeutics LLC

It’s not a magic pill—nothing really is—but over 50 clinical studies have attested to the positive effects of Chromax® as a weight-management supplement as well as for cognitive function and an all-around healthy glucose metabolism. Chromax, chromium picolinate, has been affirmed as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) for use in foods and beverages, and is one […]

Jeff Cotter – G&K Services

G&K Services is one of North America’s leading uniform companies. Based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, G&K has been providing custom uniforms, facility products and services for more than 100 years. Since 2006, general counsel, vice president and corporate secretary Jeff Cotter has been helping the company maintain its stellar reputation for company culture and sustainable business […]

Jeff Jackson – State Farm Insurance Companies

Since forming in 1922, State Farm Insurance Companies have helped customers recover from the unexpected and unfortunate situations that arise throughout life. With more than 70,000 employees and some 18,000 agents nationwide, State Farm represents hundreds of thousands of policyholders across the U.S. and Canada, who it promises to serve unlike any other insurance company. […]

Jeffrey McCormack – Atapco Properties

American Trading and Production Corporation (Atapco), based in Baltimore, traces its roots to a legendary brand and family enterprise with more than 100 years of history. Originally the American Oil Company, the business was established in 1910 by Louis and Jacob Blaustein, who started out with a horse-drawn wagon outfitted with a 270-gallon tank for […]

Joe Miller – Rose Acre Farms

Across Indiana’s amber waves of grain, farmers who have never met Joe Miller may have reason to be grateful to the man who, since 2004, has served as general counsel of one of the nation’s largest egg producers, after enhancing his unique mix of legal and agricultural creds in the Hoosier State and elsewhere. For […]

Joe Slavens – Northwest Bank & Trust Company

In 1988, when Joe Slavens joined the family business, Northwest Bank and & Trust Company, there were more than 15,000 small, community banks in the U.S. Today, Slavens estimates there are closer to 5,000. Since Slavens joined, Northwest Bank & Trust Company has gone through a labyrinth of challenges in order to survive and serve […]

John Christopher – Monmouth University

As vice president and general counsel at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, John Christopher is responsible for providing legal advice and representation on a broad range of topics, including labor and employment issues, business matters, contract reviews, litigation, copyright, student and faculty issues and property acquisition. After earning his JD from SUNY […]

John Fenner – Turner Industries

It was late October, and as John Fenner spoke with Vanguard, he wished the Houston Astros well as they battled the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. As vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer of the heavy industrial contractor Turner Industries, Fenner felt a kinship with the Texas metropolis that the American […]


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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.


Winter II 2018



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