Features Region: Northeast

Lynn Haaland – PepsiCo

Tired, hungry and soaking wet. Lynn Haaland felt it all, tromping in the mud for days along the Appalachian Trail, often in a driving rain. All she could think about was a hot meal, a shower and some dry clothes. For her it was just another challenging day on vacation. For thousands of homeless women […]

Lisa Keith – Steve Madden

Debating the origins of a pin that looks like a hamburger or determining who can legally make a rainbow-themed purse are some of the daily mind-benders in the world of fashion that come across Lisa Keith’s desk. “Sometimes I say to myself, ‘This is unbelievable. You’ve got to be kidding me,’” says Keith, the deputy […]

Lynda Godkin – WEX Health

While working for Holyoke-Chicopee Home Care Services in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Lynda Godkin conducted entire conversations with one of her clients—an elderly woman who’d been removed from her home by the local department of public health—by kneeling on the doorstep and talking to her through the front door mail slot. After much gentle coaxing, the woman […]

Lindsay Thomas – Tessemae’s

When you’re a newly minted general counsel, there’s often immediate pressure to help take the company to the next level—to not merely facilitate the company’s growth but accelerate it. Truth be told, when Thomas joined organic salad dressings and condiments purveyor Tessemae’s in early 2017, she had to do the opposite: rein things in. “I […]

Linda Shi – Red Spark

The grind begins at home, scheduling the day’s appointments and following up on overnight emails and requests from international clients across different messaging platforms. Upon arriving at Red Spark’s offices, she’s back to juggling intellectual property (IP) issues—along with contracts and compliance—for one of the company’s flagship marketing platforms, with a chorus of calls and […]

Lian Duan – China Merchants Bank New York Branch

Recent economic tensions between the U.S. and China aren’t exactly brimming with silver linings. With billions of dollars in new tariffs in the works and diplomatic relationships seemingly being set back for years, the dust has yet to settle. As of April, you could even say things were still blowing up. But for the embattled […]

Laurence Grayer – Creative Associates International

Even for the worldliest of folks, it can be an eye-opener to visit lands as challenged as some in Latin America. Having had his hands full since taking over the legal department of a global education and development organization last May, the very well-traveled Laurence Grayer wasn’t able to visit any of the countries serviced […]

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