Features Region: Southeast

Eric Masson – Dental Whale

The first time Eric Masson had to ponder his future, during a high-school career day, the beach-loving teen took what he thought was the easy way out: a day long trip to see a Coast Guard recruiter for a career-report assignment. Enamored with the mix of service and seafaring adventure, Masson would spend the next […]

Larry Samuelson – Cvent Inc.

Time was when professional conferences were confined to boardrooms, but that was before such innovations as Salesforce, Dreamforce, Google I/O and Amazon Reinvent allowed executives worldwide to put their heads together. But for every process that’s been simplified, another inevitably arises with its own complexities. Larry Samuelson, the tech-savvy general counsel and senior vice president […]

Lori Burrows – Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation

As a young girl growing up in a working-class home outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, Lori Burrows’ parents imbued her with a single, deeply-held belief: If you’ve been given much in life, you should give back even more. The words clearly stuck. From spending more than two years in the Peace Corps to a post-college […]

Debbie Long – Protective Life Corporation

As she stared out at the sea of caps and gowns that made up the 2017 graduating class of the University of Alabama School of Law, Debbie Long wasn’t sure if what she was about to say would be remembered. After all, how many of us can recall what was said at our graduation? “I’ve […]

Tom Newell – PowerTeam Services

Like millions of Americans, maybe you use your morning commute to plan the day ahead. You mull over the assignments you need to get to first. You take note of calls and appointments you know you’ll cover. All of it you ponder so deeply that you forget every turn and lane merge made along the […]

Benjamin Kota – National Wildlife Federation

The line might lend itself to a tacky joke, but Benjamin Kota is OK using humor to make a serious point. So, when the National Wildlife Federation tweets #SaveLACougars, it’s meant to be taken literally. You see, Southern California’s sprawl and freeways are making life difficult and dangerous for the majestic big cats. There’s got […]

Brian Rudick – Honeywell

Brian Rudick has spent the last 13 years building relationships with customers, suppliers, government officials and, in some cases, competitors. He says it’s allowed him to successfully close large commercial deals and resolve high stakes litigation as he’s traveled the globe for major businesses serving diverse industries. How does he illustrate the point? A trip […]

William Deckelman – DXC Technology Co

One year after what he regards as the biggest challenge of his career as an in-house lawyer, William Deckelman didn’t sound like one of his pending responsibilities would be too overwhelming. That was getting the firm he helped create through a complex 2017 merger compliant with the new privacy laws taking effect in late May […]

Angus Haig

Angus Haig’s career has taken him all over the world and back again. And while he notes that landscapes and cultures vary dramatically from place to place, one thing remains the same: People. As a lawyer, particularly one working in an international capacity, they are your most important resource. “People are the greatest asset that […]

Jennifer McConnell – Compass Group North America

Jennifer McConnell remembers how she worked her way through college and law school waiting tables. Cheerful and eager to please, she reflected well on every restaurant where she’d greet customers, take their orders and make sure their drinks stayed full. While being a career waitress wasn’t in the cards, McConnell learned early how the skills […]

Testimonials

As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.

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Summer I 2018

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