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Lucia Paolini – FOX Networks Group Latin America

Homer Simpson once said, “Well, I’m not one for taking new jobs on a whim. But as we say in the snow plow business, ‘I’m your astronaut.’” Homer may be a walking contradiction, and a cartoon to boot, but he hit the nail on the head when it comes to not taking a new job […]

Generating a brighter future three ways

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 […]

Heritage Health Solutions

Allen Walker doesn’t want to talk herself out of a job, but she does want contracts to be written so that you don’t have to be a lawyer to understand them. As executive vice president and general counsel for Heritage Health Solutions LP, Walker is leading by example with contracts that are more user-friendly. In […]

Dun & Bradstreet

For 176 years, Dun & Bradstreet has collected, maintained and analyzed data to help companies build valuable business relationships—whether by helping assess financial risk or identifying marketing prospects. Now the global commercial data provider is aiming that considerable know-how at an issue that confronts modern companies. In 2016, the company used data from its global […]

Blackhawk Network

Complex deals and advising international business clients during her law firm days primed Kirsten Richesson for an in-house counsel role she calls fascinating, but so too did attorneys who challenged her to advance. Richesson is general counsel of Blackhawk Network, a financial technology company headquartered in Pleasanton, California with operations in 26 countries. Blackhawk Network […]

Good Samaritan policy is gateway for growth

In Chris Henderson’s 16 years at Salem Media Group Inc., he’s held nine positions. That, he says, is a testament to his “raise your hand” philosophy and to the opportunities Salem Media Group provides to its 1,600 employees. Salem Media Group is the country’s largest radio broadcaster, internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher […]

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 […]

A natural-born litigator goes in-house and never looks back

Many general counsels admit to pursuing in-house roles as a way to avoid litigation, which after working in law firms, they discover an aversion to. That’s not the case with Randy Reaves, vice president and general counsel of Schnabel Engineering. Reaves is a litigator at heart. He grew up watching shows like Perry Mason and […]

Surveying and Mapping LLC

Modern construction relies more and more upon geospatial surveying, and that’s a concept best grasped by those with a technical background. People such as, say, Cookie Fay Munson, who since 2012 has been the savvy general counsel of the Austin, Texas-based and nationally recognized firm, Surveying And Mapping LLC (SAM) that assists a variety of […]

DHL Supply Chain Americas

“It’s all about supporting the business and the team,” is the natural response of Mark A. Smolik when asked what excites him about his role as general counsel and chief compliance officer of DHL’s supply chain operations in the Americas. “As a company, we go to great lengths to provide service excellence to our customers, […]

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