Features Region: Southwest

Sondra Jurica – LTD Financial Services

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Since cell phones became widely available in the U.S. in the 1990s, they’ve been a form of convenience for many. For debt collection companies like LTD Financial Services, however, the mobile devices have complicated matters. Take the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. Enacted in March 1978, it stipulates that debt collection calls must be made […]

Sarah Hurt – Jefferson Energy Companies

Est. reading time: 4 mins

They were already a fixture on the Neches River waterfront in Beaumont, Texas. The Jefferson Energy Cos. had six rail track loops connecting three interstate railroads, two docks, and storage for 2.9 million barrels of crude oil and refined products. In the past two years, the company, a subsidiary of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors, […]

Sherry Williams – Strategic Materials, Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Sherry Williams was hired at Strategic Materials Inc. in January 2021, she didn’t want to make sweeping changes that wouldn’t work for the company. But, with four titles to her name—chief legal officer, chief compliance officer, senior vice president of human resources and corporate secretary—she was ready to make an impact. “When you’re hired […]

Scott C. Weatherholt – Weatherford International

Est. reading time: 4 mins

He seems prone to understatements mixed with dry humor, “an eventful year” being how Scott C. Weatherholt describes his first anniversary with Weatherford International. It’s also been a productive year, the Irish-domiciled and Houston-headquartered oilfield servicer having regained stability since emerging from bankruptcy court in December 2019 with $2.7 billion in debt. That preceded Weatherholt […]

Suzanne Spradley – NFP

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Taking shortcuts and fudging the numbers will only get you so far. For a business to have stable and secure growth, it needs to be ethical from the start, Suzanne Spradley says. As chief compliance officer at NFP, she knows ethical leadership is good for business. And if someone has a concern about unethical behavior, […]

Scott Shepherd – ScaleFactor

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The clichés would have ScaleFactor Chief Legal Officer Scott Shepherd landing on his feet, his boots on the ground as the Austin, Texas, company embarks on a new round of growth. And indeed, the clichés are true, as Shepherd becomes the company’s first in-house attorney, bringing a combination of military and legal experience with him […]

Skip Hulett – NatureSweet

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Behind every small, sweet, perfect cherry tomato on a plate is a human story. A person supporting a family played a role in that plant’s development—whether it was carefully planting a seed, watering a vine or handpicking the perfected fruit. At least that’s how Skip Hulett, the first vice president and general counsel of NatureSweet, […]

Shelby Angel – Match Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For Shelby Angel, the lure of the law is in how it allows one to see things from many angles. Indeed, her own career has been a testament to that sense of dynamism, having worked for years as a litigator in the Dallas area and, more recently, as an in-house attorney for Gold’s Gym. For […]

Stephen L. Polozola – Urban Air Adventure Park

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Stephen L. Polozola’s wife used to tell him how happy he seemed upon changing careers, but he hasn’t heard that for quite a while. Maybe not since last year when he became the full-time general counsel and executive vice president at Urban Air Adventure Park’s headquarters in Bedford, Texas. A much distinguished construction and real […]

Surveying and Mapping LLC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Modern construction relies more and more upon geospatial surveying, and that’s a concept best grasped by those with a technical background. People such as, say, Cookie Fay Munson, who since 2012 has been the savvy general counsel of the Austin, Texas-based and nationally recognized firm, Surveying And Mapping LLC (SAM) that assists a variety of […]

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