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M. Dru Levasseur – Lambda Legal

As if the legal education wasn’t stressful enough, M. Dru Levasseur had the additional challenge of transitioning from female to male while enrolled at the Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, during the early and mid-2000s. “It’s a very individualized process,” says Levasseur, who would earn his juris doctorate in 2006. […]

Mallory Garner – PennyMac Financial Services

Growing up, Mallory Garner remembers her parents encouraging her to become an attorney. Her father was a small business owner and wanted her and her brother to pursue professions that would always be in demand. “I was a strong writer and had a flair for the dramatic, so I chose law school,” says Garner, who […]

Marc Nichols – Saab Defense and Security

On his first day as a market analyst for Chemical Bank, during an intensive management training program, Marc Nichols received the most important advice of his then-young career: Make every decision as if it’ll be on the front page of the New York Times, and the person you respect the most is reading it. Twenty-five […]

Marcus Brown – Entergy Corp.

No wonder Marcus Brown is energized. He’s executive vice president and general counsel of Entergy Corp., a Fortune 500 utility company transforming itself with a $10.4 billion capital investment plan designed to deliver electricity to its 2.9 million customers in the Gulf South more reliably, affordably and efficiently. The New Orleans-based company owns and operates […]

Marcus Reed – Craft Brew Alliance

From golden stouts to black lagers, the world of microbrews proves there’s nothing a dedicated mind can’t make real. Including, it turns out, a career as a beer lawyer. As general counsel for Craft Brew Alliance (CBA), Marcus Reed finds himself at the nexus of two longtime passions: The first, borne from an epiphany on the […]

Marilee Holmes – Wilhelmina International Inc.

To paraphrase the old song, if they can make it in New York, they can make it anywhere. “They” being young models from all parts of the world, and much in demand by a fashion industry that’s growing ever more multicultural. Only getting to the Big Apple from a foreign land with the necessary working […]

Mario Ayala Claros – Energia del Pacifico

It is a massive undertaking costing nearly a billion dollars, involving hundreds of public and private stakeholders, and requiring years of intense negotiating, designing and building, as well as every imaginable type of assessment and study. And once it’s completed? The new natural gas power plant will serve as one of the largest single investments […]

Mark DeVitre – Entertainment Studios/Allen Media Group

While societal divisiveness is alive and well in cable television, there’s at least one notable exception—The Weather Channel. The Pentagon has a direct and very secure line with the network. Airports rely upon TWC, as do municipalities prone to anything from heat waves to floods to hurricanes to blizzards. National surveys show the network is […]

Mark DiGesu – Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Mark DiGesu has always considered himself more of a chess guy than a checkers guy. He’s drawn to the cerebral nature of the classic strategy game that has transfixed and confounded players for centuries, and that same quality attracted him to the law. Particularly as an in-house lawyer, he says one must be thoughtful, plan […]

Mark Falkowski — Columbia College

They came to play at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, in spring 2019, student athletes who could be all thumbs and proud of it. With names like MistyStumpey or BugZach, the Columbia College Cougars took to the keyboards and controllers as the school’s esports pioneers, finding glory in virtual arenas instead of on the field […]

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