Features Region: Southwest

Lisa Gressel – P.F. Chang’s

Lisa Gressel knew what a big fire looked like. Truth be told, during her 30 years as a general counsel, she’d put out more than a few. Fires so big she can’t even talk about them. These were smaller than that—much smaller. A manager who left without telling his replacement about the patio furniture in […]

David Wheeler – BBA Aviation

By all accounts, David Wheeler had it made. Five years after being named senior counsel for General Electric’s (GE) Cincinnati-based aviation division, Wheeler was in a job he loved, working with people he respected, for a company imbued with influence and pride. Still, he couldn’t shake the feeling something was amiss. That for all the […]

Jason Maxwell – Hines Advisors

Jason Maxwell wasn’t necessarily an expert at global real estate when he became general counsel at Hines Advisors in 2006, but he’s nothing if not adaptable. Especially when there’s an opportunity to advance his employer as well as himself. “The world is an unpredictable place and you have to be proactive in managing that change,” […]

Bruce L. Marshall – AIC Title Service

Ever wanted to own a private jet? Something top of the line like the Learjet 75, sleek and feature packed, a few used models on controller.com that will set you or your company back around $7 million? It might be too pricy for you to own exclusively, but maybe you’ve got a buddy, several or […]

Tracy Preston – Neiman Marcus Group Inc.

With much credit due to its thriving online operation, Neiman Marcus seems to be tackling challenges in retail by pioneering new frontiers into the digital world. Recently achieving back-to-back profitable quarters has set the luxury retailer on a course for positive growth it hasn’t seen since 2015. In her office at the Dallas headquarters, General […]

Kelvin Sellers – Interstate Batteries Inc.

It’s a fairly standard line from a general counsel: You have one client and that’s the company itself. Kelvin Sellers, who heads legal as well as internal audit for Interstate Batteries Inc., can recite that statement as well as anyone, but the upbeat 43-year-old man may just take it to another level. That one client, […]

Jim Muska – Satterfield & Pontikes Construction

Jim Muska remembers waiting in the predawn hours, the tick of the clock getting louder as time went by. The concrete finishers were supposed to have arrived an hour ago. The concrete trucks, lining the street. The challenges of construction, of working at all hours and in all conditions. The toll on the body. The […]

Albert Li—Ottobock HealthCare North America

There have to be times when Albert Li wishes there wasn’t such a need for Ottobock’s ingenuity. But if that need exists, he’s proud to serve as general counsel and compliance officer of the North American operations of the venerable German company that in 1919 began manufacturing artificial legs made so necessary by World War […]

Bobbie K. Risner – Garner Environmental Services Inc.

Her early career spent in family law, Bobbie K. Risner may find its lessons ever applicable as she goes about her responsibilities of the past 18 years as general counsel of Garner Environmental Services Inc. in Deer Park, Texas. Garner being one of the nation’s most sought-after companies when it comes to disaster remediation, Risner’s […]

Jan Dubauskas – The IHC Group

The sky is blue: True or false? Most of us would reflexively answer “true”—but at just 9 years old, Jan Dubauskas offered a whole different perspective. When posed that seemingly harmless control question during an entry test for private school, she confidently responded “false.” Later, when asked about her answer, she pointed out that sometimes […]

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