Features Region: Midwest

Cordell Jung – NCS Pearson Inc.

Got to ensure the legitimacy of professional certifications. Someone’s safety might depend on it. So reminds Cordell Jung, senior vice president and general counsel of Assessments, a division of Minnesota-based Pearson. Catching and prosecuting those who cheat on exams or steal intellectual property is among the many roles of his legal group team that manages […]

Jordan Goodman – Mark Andy Inc.

Sometimes the circumstances are just right. Not long after Jordan Goodman relocated from Chicago to St. Louis, the investment group in which he was involved was looking to acquire the world’s leading manufacturer of narrow-web printing and finishing equipment. Following the acquisition, Goodman became the general counsel and vice president of human resources for the […]

John Daly – Southern Illinois Healthcare

When new Vice President and Chief Information Officer David Hakanson started at Southern Illinois Healthcare recently, General Counsel John Daly breathed a sigh of relief. It was great news. Having a new CIO who understood the benefits of—and was familiar with—the latest contract tracking database system was a boost to the legal department at the […]

Mark Katz – Ryan Specialty Group

There were three important business concepts Mark Katz learned sitting around the family dinner table with his father, a New York City deli owner: hard work and sacrifice; the importance of straight talk; and the value of transparency. Those early lessons have served Katz well. The result? Less than a year after transitioning from a […]

Sean Jamieson – Spire

It’s a commodity that enables so many aspects of everyday life, from helping us cook dinner to heating our homes. Welcome to the world of natural gas. While the U.S. relies heavily on this safe and affordable product, some do have questions. But Sean Jamieson, general counsel for the commodity and midstream businesses of Spire […]

Greg Bassi – Lumere

It was a process building up for weeks—and like the Tom Petty tune, the waiting was the hardest part. But for Chicago-based Lumere—a provider of evidence-based data and analytics solutions—being acquired in January by Colorado-based Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX)—a healthcare business and data automation company—was worth it. As Lumere’s General Counsel Greg Bassi tells it, […]

Rebecca Zimmer – GE Healthcare

It can be a stressful ordeal for any woman, anticipating the annual mammogram that the American Cancer Society advises for those 40 and older. Which is something that more than half of American women haven’t been undergoing. That’s according to a 2014 survey conducted by the nonprofit Society for Women’s Health Research. Some experts say […]

Jason Karp – Allerio

Last fall when he and a few colleagues launched the mobile technologies company Allerio in Duluth, Minnesota, Jason Karp could foresee the need to take telemedicine to a higher level. After all, it’s part of what sparked his company in the first place. What he couldn’t know was how intense that need would become. Then […]

Lance Morrison – Civista Bank

Lance Morrison compares the legal function at a financial institution to that of a duck gliding across a smooth pond. It may look pristine and calm from a distance, but beneath the surface those legs are constantly kicking as they work to keep things moving. This is particularly true at Civista Bank, where Morrison is […]

Lauren Schwartz – cleverbridge Inc.

When it comes to her career, Lauren Schwartz has learned to expect the unexpected. Since trading her premed studies for a law degree, Schwartz has occupied myriad positions within the law, ultimately landing as general counsel and corporate secretary for Chicago-based cleverbridge Inc., a tech startup offering ecommerce solutions for downloadable digital suppliers. For Schwartz, […]

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