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 […]

John K. Lines – National HealthCare Corp.

When John K. Lines met with his team on a recent morning, it was his turn to address the promise of the day to the six people on his floor at National HealthCare Corp. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Promise No. 3, “Address your needs with a sense of urgency,” the senior vice president and general counsel […]

John Kahle – Kimball Electronics

Over nearly 30 years with Kimball International, John Kahle steadily rose through the ranks at the furniture and electronics company. Starting out as an associate attorney in 1987, Kahle’s vision and business-minded approach to the legal function saw the attorney add executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary to his job title by 2001. […]

John Reiss – Doylestown Health

As general counsel for Doylestown Hospital, John Reiss is responsible for helping the award-winning, 232-bed facility fulfill its mission of providing a responsive healing environment for patients and families while improving quality of life and health outcomes across the community. Founded in 1923, the hospital employs more than 420 physicians, dentists and other medical specialists […]

John Scheib – Norfolk Southern

On his first day at the Washington, D.C., office of the Covington & Burling international law firm, little did John Scheib know he was on track—literally—to eventually being a vice president of one of the nation’s major railroad operations. Having distinguished himself while clerking under a federal appeals judge and as a magna cum laude […]

John Wright – Triumph Group Inc.

While clerking for U.S. District Judge Louis Bechtle in Philadelphia during the early 1980s, John Wright learned lessons from the distinguished jurist that might not have been covered a few years earlier at Villanova School of Law. “He was quite the pragmatist,” remembers Wright, who since 2004 has served as a vice president, general counsel […]

Jordan Kanfer — NTT America

As a teenager growing up in Georgia, Jordan Kanfer became enamored with the bourgeoning indie music of nearby Athens, where bands like R.E.M. and The B-52’s were fusing seemingly disparate sonic elements to create a fresh, exciting sound. Thirty years later, the occasionally guitar-wielding Kanfer laments having never quite made it to rock ‘n roll […]

Joseph Ferraro – International Securities Exchange

The boom in connectivity over the last 20 years has left a significant impact on economic systems across the globe — with securities trading no exception. Gone are the days of the printed ticker tape and the trading floor, as a mounting wave of high-tech applications and programs accelerate the speed of  trading, with transaction […]


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