Features Region: Southwest

Christine Johnson – Le Duff America

In 1983, a businessman moved from France to Dallas, Texas, where he dreamed of recreating the perfect baguette in a region defined by barbecue and tortillas. In pursuit of his vision, la Madeleine, a bakery and cafe in Dallas, was born. A cult-like following throughout the city developed for fast French fare, blossoming into a […]

Chelsea Wardrop – Arcadia Management Group

It almost never happens, but for Chelsea Wardrop it did: She made the University of Utah’s women’s basketball team as a walk-on. Nothing was guaranteed save for hard work, summer camps, endless drills and doing whatever was needed for the team—even if it meant riding the bench during her freshman year and exuding a positive […]

Christopher M. Norton – World Oil Corp.

If Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither will the Bakersfield Commons. But from the get-go, the incremental redevelopment of 260 acres in the northwest corner of this iconic city, 90 miles north of Los Angeles, figured to be done in stages over 20 years. For the last three, Christopher M. Norton has been painstakingly […]

Chi Lam – Guardiar

Cut your legal teeth at a law firm before going in-house. Prove you can rack up those 2,000 billable hours annually and comfortably juggle cases to the satisfaction of a diverse clientele. So young lawyers are advised. While Chi Lam won’t disagree with the need for new attorneys to secure a strong foundation, he learned […]

Christina Ibrahim – Weatherford International Plc.

Building a cohesive in-house legal team takes the dynamism to lead and the patience to listen and learn from the team members and the business units the team serves. Building that team in a highly regulated industry such as gas or oil can be especially challenging. The legal professionals need to intimately understand growth opportunities […]

Cathy Konwisarz – National Energy Services Reunited Corp.

There’s nothing like a perfect storm breaking as you start a new job, particularly one in which personal and professional relationships are vital. So says Cathy Konwisarz, who had just a few days in the office to get the lay of the land after joining international oilfield services provider NESR as its first general counsel […]

Christina Steiner – Adeptus Health

When your first job out of law school disappears because the firm goes under before you can even start, your career path gets bumpy. Such was the case for Christina Steiner, who thought she was all set as she graduated law school in 2009. She had a foot in the door at a firm, the […]

Carlo Cotrone – Baker Hughes

With 19 years’ combined experience in private and corporate law practice, Carlo Cotrone is no stranger to legal, technological and business complexity. An intellectual property counselor, strategist and manager, he relishes collaborating with clients, colleagues and external parties to navigate challenging issues. “I always strive to see the bigger picture,” Cotrone tells Vanguard in July. […]

Charlotte Scaglione – DEPCOM Power

If your employer cracked the top five of “Inc.” magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America, chances are your first thought would be to run straight for the “emergency” champagne bottle inside the break room refrigerator. Charlotte Scaglione’s mind went somewhere a bit different: We’re going to need more contract templates. “The […]

Carolyn Shellman – CPS Energy

Back in March, while attending the 2019 DFW Auto Show in Dallas, Carolyn Shellman kept noticing clusters of onlookers gathered around a few specific cars. Each time she wove her way through the crowd to see what all the fuss was about, the object of attention was the same. Not a souped-up Ferrari or the […]

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