Kathryn Stalmack – BioScrip

By 2015, Kathryn Stalmack had reached a comfortable place in her career. She had made partner at a prominent healthcare practice in Chicago, Polsinelli PC, earning the firm’s trust and building her own client base. “I loved my job and I was working for one of the best healthcare firms in the country,” she says. […]

Kelly Crites — Allegheny Wood Products Inc.

Allegheny Wood Products Inc. (AWP) sells hardwood and lumber products throughout the United States and worldwide markets. The company’s corporate office is in Petersburg, West Virginia. Due to the increasing demand for its products, AWP now has 12 mill locations and more than 700 employees throughout West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Behind the growing family-owned business […]

Kelly Slavitt – Reckitt Benckiser

Whether we realize it or not, we are guided through the world by the unspoken language of visual branding. That is, design elements—colors, images, shapes, materials, finishes and typography—that communicate a company’s or product’s values, personality and intended use. Look behind that branding and you’ll find marketing minds who ponder, for instance, just how yellow […]

Kenny Bush – The Yates Companies Inc.

The Yates Companies Inc. is a family of companies offering a full slate of value-added construction and engineering services. Companies under the Yates Companies umbrella include Yates Construction, Jesco Construction, Blaine Construction, Edwards Electric Service and Superior Asphalt. Serving clients across a range of sectors including commercial, education, entertainment, federal, health care, retail, manufacturing and […]

Kevin Casenhiser – American Technologies Inc.

Based in Orange, California, American Technologies Inc. (ATI) is the nation’s largest family-owned restoration contractor with more than 750 full-time employees and 17 branch offices across the U.S. The company offers a full slate of turnkey services including restoration, environmental remediation and reconstruction. From small leaks to natural disasters, ATI provides 24-hour emergency response for […]

Kindel Elam – Mattress Firm

A bedding company bent on expansion is no place to rest easy, something Kindel Elam knew from the outset in 2012 when she became Mattress Firm’s first and only general counsel. As an in-house lawyer with the Houston affiliate of the Fulbright & Jaworski international law firm, Elam assisted with the company’s previous acquisitions. She […]

Kristina Schaefer – Fishback Financial Corporation – First Bank and Trust

At first glance, there might not seem to be many similarities between working on the family farm and overseeing the legal department of a banking company. But there are indeed, says the personable Kristina Schaefer, who’s done both on the high plains. “My upbringing prepared me very well for banking,” says Schaefer, who for the […]


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Winter II 2018



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